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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

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Address: 524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Phone Number:
+1 414-257-5611
Today
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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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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I've been coming here since I was a kid. Always loved it. OK so a dome was being renovated - there's still 2 more open. Great fun for everyone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Fredonia, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful flowers, plants, and displays. One Saturday morning we were there to be pleasantly surprised to have a farmers market also going on.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a kid. Always loved it. OK so a dome was being renovated - there's still 2 more open. Great fun for everyone.

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Grande Cache, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Domes are a must see. Beautiful botanical and desert gardens! One of the Domes was undergoing construction.

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Nekoosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting this place for years, since 1973. I have to say this is one of my favorite places to visit! I was 10 the first time I went to see them, A few years ago I took my kids to experience them and soon plan to take my granddaughter to experience them! I love the jungle dome... More 

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Milwaukee, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The domes are in danger of being torn down. They are in fair condition, the glass is foggy and it leaks. Repairs are very expensive and the community is mixed on spending the money on this. There are three domes, one desert, one tropical and one floral. I have been to a wedding there, it was lovely. It is a... More 

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Orland Park
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a blast! You can not have more fun for less $$. The kids got their faces painted, had their hair styled w/ fairy dust, got a balloon shaped like mice and bunnies, we got pictures from the photo booth, saw fire dancers, a light show and made some fun craft items. The kids were anxious to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little late in coming but given that I've been to the Domes a half dozen times in my life, I think I can leave a pertinent review. Admission in low and as long as you understand the experience you are getting into, you will absolutely enjoy and remember the experience. Nothing beats walking through a handful of different primates... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's nothing like visiting the desert dome on a cold Milwaukee day! No matter how many times I visit, I always want to visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I only just heard about the domes this week, but was sufficiently intrigued to fit it into plans I already had in that part of the City -- I am so glad I did! Coincidentally, there was a free concert by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Concert Band in the show dome, so there was live holiday music to accompany my walks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

went on a blustery cold Saturday afternoon, was nice seeing the beautiful colorful flowers inside in the warmth of the domes. fun self guided tour thru the different climates of the different domes. early November and decorated for Christmas was nice.

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