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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 views

We love botanical gardens and this one was so well kept and beautiful, the only things is we wish... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2016
M D
The Show Dome - always something new and beautiful

This is the second time I have visited the Domes this past year on our trips to Milwaukee. This... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
Maryagnes292
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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.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“desert dome” (58 reviews)
“tropical plants” (11 reviews)
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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"
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"botanical gardens"
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"tropical plants"
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"model train"
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"plant life"
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"farmers market"
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"cold winter day"
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"different theme"
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"great place to visit"
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"light show"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"special events"
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"couple of hours"
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"few hours"
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"for sale"
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"whole family"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

We love botanical gardens and this one was so well kept and beautiful, the only things is we wish the City of Milwaukee would have the funds to expand it.

Thank M D
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is the second time I have visited the Domes this past year on our trips to Milwaukee. This past October 2015 the show dome had a terrific clue like puzzle that was fun for kids and adults alike strategically placed throughout the flowers and...More

Thank Maryagnes292
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

The domes are beautiful place to visit! Like a mini indoor botanical gardens!! We enjoyed our time here smelling the flowers, learning about more plants, enjoying the sites all around! Fun place to come and see some beauty!

Thank Tarah H
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I remember these domes as a child when they first opened! It was so different and one of a kind back then. Many years later my husband and I took our three sons to see the three domes and they thought it was so cool!...More

Thank marianne g
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

I attended a wedding at the Domes, with a reception held there after the ceremony. It was a fantastic venue for the occasion!

Thank Chuck E
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

I have visited the domes at least 20 times in the past 45 years, and the experience never gets old. Drink in the smells and sounds in the jungle dome - stroll the desert - enjoy the seasonal dome. A true gem!

Thank motorcitymanDetroit
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

These three large geodesic domes contain tropical flora growing hundreds of miles outside of their native range. Closed for repairs, but I got some nice photos of the rainforest greenery inside one of the domes. This is a horticultural wonder that should be tended to...More

Thank mcdh4561
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Currently, it is closed for much needed updates. However, this is a beautiful and interesting place to visit. I would recommend it highly. I have been going here since a child and still enjoy it year after year. To the point, I take my child...More

Thank Karantz
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Domes have been around for as many years as I can remember. It is unfortunate that they are currently closed due to structural problems. Hopefully they will reopen soon. We were able to visit as recently as December, 2015 to take a friend from...More

Thank Patti D
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Domes is a great place to visit, especially during Wisconsin winters. The tropical and desert domes allow you to feel as if you've traveled somewhere far away. The show dome changes seasonally. Particular favorites for a visit are Christmas, Easter, and the train show.

Thank Karen S
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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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