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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
Ranked #17 of 170 things to do in Milwaukee
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Owner description: The Conservatory's Arid Dome houses a fine collection of cacti; the Tropical Dome features plants from the rainforest and the Floral Show Dome hosts a number of changing themed blossom displays throughout the year.
Beloit, WI
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We love flowers and we saw plenty at the Domes. We had taken our children there about 25 years ago. They are adding on which will be great. I still love the tropical dome the best. Birds and fabulous plants and trees.

Visited July 2013
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Franklin Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mitchell Park Domes Bring the Jungle and Desert to Milwaukee”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

These domes are among the best horticultural parks in the nation. Three large glass domes. One that is a jungle dome, one a desert and one seasonal dome. There are banana plants in the jungle dome with the yellow fruit hanging on them. A tapioca plant, birds chirping, etc. In the desert dome there are many cactus. It is really neat to be the desert dome in the middle of winter with snow blowing around outside the windows and yet you are walking through a desert inside! Some times in the seasonal dome there will be a garden railroad exhibit set up.

Visited August 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Worth a stop if you're in the area”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

The three climate-controlled domes were nice, especially the tropical one. Everything there looked well-tended and they had some varieties of plants I hadn’t seen before. Some plants had name tags. The other two domes weren’t as impressive. The desert area had a number of plants that looked stressed. They must have had their budget cut, but they are trying to keep it going. We spent a pleasant hour walking through the regions, but wouldn't advise going far out of your way to visit.

Visited July 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Going down hill a bit”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Each time I go to the Domes, it gets a little less impressive. The 'show' dome was just disappointing. I've seen it when it was really impressive, now it looks like the garden department at home depot.

I really hope it was the time of year that I visited.

Visited July 2013
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Menasha, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Domes”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went on a weekend trip to Milwaukee, WI. Stopped at Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) and we all found it excellent. One of the Domes is tropical with plants from all over the world. It felt good to walk amongst the beautiful flowers/trees and the birds.

The 2nd Dome is desert. I never knew there were that many cacti - my favorite were the cacti called "living stones". Unless there was a plaque to show this, you would have thought they were rocks.

The 3rd Dome is seasonal. This one had many beautiful flowers.

Visited June 2013
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