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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
+1 414-257-5611
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Great time to spend an hour or two!

Each dome contains plant and some animal life from different biomes of the world. It's nice to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Todd C
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
I could have stayed ALL DAY

This was a delightful experience, especially during the cold of winter. The plants were gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Krista S
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Northern Wisconsin, United States
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“desert dome” (52 reviews)
“tropical plants” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
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+1 414-257-5611
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"desert dome"
in 52 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 16 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 10 reviews
"farmers market"
in 15 reviews
"plant life"
in 5 reviews
"cold winter day"
in 7 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 16 reviews
"light show"
in 5 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
in 6 reviews
"special events"
in 9 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 8 reviews
"for sale"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
in 11 reviews
"nice walk"
in 5 reviews
"arid"
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"flora"
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"rainforest"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Each dome contains plant and some animal life from different biomes of the world. It's nice to walk through and feel like you are there, especially in the winter. It's not big so only plan on spending an hour or two walking through. It is...More

Thank Todd C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a delightful experience, especially during the cold of winter. The plants were gorgeous, with very detailed plant information. The burst of oxygen and smells of greenery were just what I needed. A truly beautiful place and experience. My whole family enjoyed it (including...More

Thank Krista S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Overall the plants here are amazing and we had a nice visit - once we got past the ticket booth. There are 3 domes. One is desert plants, one is tropical plants and one is the show dome. The show dome currently has an Alice...More

Thank Gil L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Domes were very interesting. Although it only takes about an hour to see the three different domes, they are still very charming. There's a show room dome which I believe has regular exhibit changes. This one had model trains operating around the plants which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family including little grandkids all enjoyed the domes. It was fairly priced and we all enjoyed it.

Thank dorie71050
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our trip here. Spent about 1-2 hours here (don’t need all day). Plants esp in the tropical dome are really close and fun to smell and touch. Loved all the cactus names in the arid. Show dome was trains which was fun. Easy to...More

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

It is a great opportunity to learn about ecosystems and to be honest to get some heat in a really cold day like the one I had the day I visited. the price is good, just 8 dollars and you learn a lot

Thank mannygarzon
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This place is truly magical. Staff are friendly, polite and very helpful. They have a small sitting area and a gift shop with plants, ornaments and kid friendly toys. There were three domes: Desert, Tropical and Show. Each dome has an interactive scavenger hunt that...More

Thank Sissy2807
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

On a sunny zero degree day this is a pleasant spot to spend some time. The show dome still had the holiday display. The warm and humid tropical dome displayed world wide specimens. Then to cool off, the desert dome was quite the contrast. They...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

In town for the holidays and decided to visit when we saw that the Kooky Cooky house from our youth was on display here. We also thought this was a good thing to do on a bitter cold day. It was very busy since their...More

Thank Fondue4two
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tcleonard
10 July 2016|
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Response from ana20002015 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately those two (Tropical and Desert Exhibitions) are still closed. They are saying that they might open in fall. The admission is $3.00 for every person until the other two domes are open. The only one that is open... More
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Gazal H
16 November 2015|
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Response from Alison P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that would be a wonderful time to see the Domes - get out of the cold and enjoy the warmth and color of the beautiful flowers. Great little gift shop, too!
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