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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

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Address: 524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
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+1 414-257-5611
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

The Conservatory's Arid Dome houses a fine collection of cacti; the...

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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Interesting botanical gardens

Interesting botanical gardens. Three distinct environments in large glass domes. Hours are fairly short, especially on weekends, when they close at 4 p.m. The gardens and the... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2015
La Canada Flintridge, California

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Great for families or couples..walk thru three horticultural domes of fresh plants, flowers and trees...seasonal, tropical and desert vegetation. Let the kids stroll thru , benches to sit for awhile and land sales, park outside to let the kids run...I have gone here since I was 3 yrs old...a lot of fun family memories.And great indoor thing is weather is... More 

Thank Carol E
La Canada Flintridge, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Interesting botanical gardens. Three distinct environments in large glass domes. Hours are fairly short, especially on weekends, when they close at 4 p.m. The gardens and the domes are starting to show their age.

Thank Hockeydad900
incline village, nv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Went here for a place to kill time due to a delayed flight & was pleasantly surprised at how nice this place is. The seasonal dome was most impressive. Plantings were beautiful! The tropical dome was oppressive (duh). Admission is pricey. Great place to spend an hour or two.

Thank eder01
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We visited this weekend from out of town and were surprised at how subpar the domes were compared to other botanical gardens we visited in Florida and Arizona this year. I know it is owned by the county, but that is no excuse for the surly and unhelpful men who work the ticket desk and the lack of labels for... More 

1 Thank Deborah K
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

For an hour or two tops you can view many different plant species. There are three themed domes. One is tropical. One is desert. One is called the show dome which is Mary Poppins themed. We went during the day but I've heard the lights at night are amazing. It cost $7 for adults. No food or drinks available but... More 

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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to go for a few hours, with a desert and tropical dome, as well as a show dome which changes throughout the year. It is a bit expensive, but is fun to walk through and see the vast variety of plants.

Thank Braden K
Germantown, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Loved everything, each dome has a different theme, how nice to walk along the paths with the different plants that give the air such a earthly clean smell.

1 Thank Kyle K
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

3 separate climate areas. It's definitely a don't miss. I don't garden but I love spending time here. It's peaceful, meditative and beautiful

Thank Thomas M
Guardin State NJ
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

I was last here with an Aunt and my Grandmother. It is a very affordable afternoon. Clean friendly and educational. It was disappointing that they were changing out one of the domes. In the tropical dome there were bright birds but I could not find a notation on what they were.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

I have been here one time and was blow away by the beauty. There are 3 different domes here and each are different. My favorite by far was the seasonal dome which changes every couple of months. We went during the spring months and it was beautiful. I have seen pictures of the winter seasonal dome and they look spectacular... More 

Thank Ashley L

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