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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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Good memories

Recently had a chance to visit this facility. It was closed for a while for repairs to the glass... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Westfield, Indiana
Love the Domes

Great time for everyone one in the family. Three Domes, one arid, one tropical and one seasonal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert H
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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 2 days ago

Recently had a chance to visit this facility. It was closed for a while for repairs to the glass. Reasonable admission. Show dome was closed for conversion during my visit, but it usually rotates with the season. Nice displays, great place to get a break...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time for everyone one in the family. Three Domes, one arid, one tropical and one seasonal. Halloween’s up and lots of pumpkins. I’m like a kid in here. I love the birds, I love the fauna and everything in between. Most everything is marked...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has a good collection in the desert section. info on the socio aspects thru crops is good. We have been to the Eden project in UK, so expectations were different. Still, a good visit for the nominal entry price.

Thank srgl0betr0tter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy going to the Domes. I enjoy the nature that they show. Their show dome changes about every few months.

Thank Clarence S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were in Milwaukee for vehicle servicing and decided to spend it doing something fun while waiting for the dealer to finish his job. The zoo was only going to be open for another 1 1/2 hours and they wanted to charge us $14.50 each...More

2  Thank JKing428
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Not bad for the conservatory but the should add some outdoor garden to view. Not to bad of admission prices. Good in the winter time.

Thank bjorn5555
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Cost me $6. To view 3 interesting domes of tiny and monster plantings. A dessert dome with plants from around the world, a tropical dome (same) and a show dome with a theme of purple/lavender. All domes are meticoulsy cared for and beautiful. Plants well...More

1  Thank 1DMS
Reviewed 10 September 2017

There are many beautiful plants and flowers to see with the three different climates in the domes. It was well worth the price of admission and took us about two hours to leisurely walk through everything.

Thank AustinandBeth
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is an older greenhouse system that was surprisingly fun to walk around. Lots of plant variety, lovingly tended, with interesting signs and tour sheets pointing out interesting sights. Hidden treasures mixed in the plants that kids might find fun to discover.

Thank namefunnel
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I grew up going to this place every year! One section is Desert, another has birds and is kinda tropical and the last goes with the year! Christmas time is the best to go and see all three sections!!

Thank kesjost
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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
17 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!