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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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Always saw from the freeway, finally went

I grew up near Milwaukee and always wanted to see the domes. I had heard they were considering... read more

Reviewed yesterday
K'Anne M
Wausau, United States
Loved it!

I didn't really know what to expect. It costs $7 to enter. There are three dome greenhouses - a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mulan H
Wollongong, Australia
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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 good38%
  • Average15%
  • 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 yesterday

I grew up near Milwaukee and always wanted to see the domes. I had heard they were considering closing them and thought I had missed my chance. They are still there, they are still open, and it was fascinating to visit.

Thank K'Anne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't really know what to expect. It costs $7 to enter. There are three dome greenhouses - a show dome with rotating themes (the theme for autumn was a 1960's flower power theme), a desert dome, and a tropical dome. I was amazed by...More

Thank Mulan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the domes. Can't wait for Christmas extravaganza. Clean beautiful, safe place to take kids, too. IT's plants so older kids may understand and like it better than the wee ones. It's beautiful. Go.

Thank MelindaLeen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable cold afternoon trip. You can go to the movies or you can stop here. Go with the change of pace and stretch your legs.

Thank BandT98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review isn't strictly about the domes themselves, but the Winter Farmers Market which is held seasonally (dates between November and April) in the greenhouse annex of the Mitchel Park Domes. As a foodie, a number of friends recommended I visit the market and I...More

Thank Warner S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Milwaukee friends took us to Mitchell Park Conservatory for their indoor winter Farmer's Market. Wow, what a great place. Various vendors selling cheese, ice cream, vegetables, soup mixes, eggs, fish, meat, coffee, and waffles! Some vendors are there every week, while others are not.

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a nice place to bring your family, especially if the weather is challenging. The descriptions should be interesting to all ages, and children should enjoy seeing several different environments. I visited in the evening and one of the domes had a very nice...More

Thank EDALeader
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Basically had the place to myself. Had a nice walk thru all the domes and an excellent conversation in the tropical dome with their horticulturalist. Thank you for everything you guys do✊🌎💧🌱💐🌺🐦🦎🐢🐛🐌

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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 12 October 2017 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
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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!