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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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An unexpected find!

My teenage daughter wanted to check this out. Very cool. She's planning on attending college in... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Misti J
Canyon Lake, California
Nature excursion

Very fun family activity to fill a couple of hours - especially on a rainy or snowy day! Two domes... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Shakopee, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“desert dome” (50 reviews)
“tropical plants” (10 reviews)
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524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
+1 414-257-5611
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

My teenage daughter wanted to check this out. Very cool. She's planning on attending college in Milwaukee and we decided that when winter hits, she could always visit the desert dome! Nothing amazing but just a nice visit.

1  Thank Misti J
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very fun family activity to fill a couple of hours - especially on a rainy or snowy day! Two domes provide a whole world of plants in either a desert or tropical rain forest environment. The third dome changes themes and was nice but not...More

Thank evenstarmoon
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had to look hard to find the plant names! Don't think the experience was worth the price of the admission.... been there, done that --- won't do again!

Thank frugal-one
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The unique domes are on their last legs and may disappear from the Milwaukee skyline unless civic leaders step up and determine to save this local landmark. This is a great place for a family to walk, hold a party or have a romantic stroll....More

Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The three domes caught out attention and was well worth the visit. The entrance fee was reasonable. The "Fairy Garden' was a little bland but the desert and tropical ones were fantastic!

Thank O1519XMmariac
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Three egg shaped domes comprise the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. It takes a while to experience the space and scale of these domes and I guess I prefer the more traditional turn of the century greenhouse structures of other botanical gardens around the country. The...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We took a day trip to Milwaukee and stopped in to visit the three domes. The rain forest dome was exquisite - several plants were in bloom the day we visited. The desert dome was a little sparse but had several good varieties of succulents....More

Thank Rhona R
Reviewed 20 July 2017

In 1995 I was the First person to reserve the entire DOMES Facility to have a SPECIAL CELEBRATION of my Dad's life who had just passed away. It was "MAGICAL !!!! I even deposited some of DADS Ashes amoung the plants & Flowers.....HE'S STILL THERE!...More

Thank Whale Shark D
Reviewed 19 July 2017

There are three geodesic domes, each with a different "atmosphere" with native flora from desert to jungle. Interesting mostly to people who are extremely involved with gardening. It was a pleasant diversion.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I haven't been to the domes in over 30 years and it did not disappoint. The retro look adds to the appeal and the displays in each dome are truly remarkable. Take the time to soak in the surroundings and pay attention to all of...More

Thank Birdie1616
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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
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!