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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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Beautiful indoor botanical gardens

We took a day trip to Milwaukee and stopped in to visit the three domes. The rain forest dome was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rhona R
Skokie, Illinois

In 1995 I was the First person to reserve the entire DOMES Facility to have a SPECIAL CELEBRATION... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whale Shark D
Isla Holbox Quintana Roo
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
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524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
+1 414-257-5611
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a day trip to Milwaukee and stopped in to visit the three domes. The rain forest dome was exquisite - several plants were in bloom the day we visited. The desert dome was a little sparse but had several good varieties of succulents....More

Thank Rhona R
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1995 I was the First person to reserve the entire DOMES Facility to have a SPECIAL CELEBRATION of my Dad's life who had just passed away. It was "MAGICAL !!!! I even deposited some of DADS Ashes amoung the plants & Flowers.....HE'S STILL THERE!...More

Thank Whale Shark D
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are three geodesic domes, each with a different "atmosphere" with native flora from desert to jungle. Interesting mostly to people who are extremely involved with gardening. It was a pleasant diversion.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been to the domes in over 30 years and it did not disappoint. The retro look adds to the appeal and the displays in each dome are truly remarkable. Take the time to soak in the surroundings and pay attention to all of...More

Thank Birdie1616
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice attraction and amazing plants. I had written twice before to see if they had Wheelchairs and told them when we were coming. I was assured they did - when we got there learned the wheelchairs were out for maintenance, Had to come...More

Thank 161joanl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a nice variety of plants, flowers, sculptures, and Koi Fish. It is very scenic but extremely small. Therefore, it is a bit difficult to take good pictures. I wanted to see the model railroad but noticed it did not exist, despite having...More

Thank Ted H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm glad that they reopened I heard that they were closed for a while to repair some things. So we stopped here on the 9th and had a great time walked around the campus then we went in. It was a lot of fun they...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a Milwaukee native and haven't been to the Domes in a few decades. Took an out-of-town visitor here recently as we were trying to think of something different to do. Age has certainly taken it's toll. I could smell mold. Pleasant employees and...More

Thank 413catherinep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we have been to The Domes and it's as interesting as ever! We got there right as it opened on a Saturday morning (9:00 AM) so it wasn't at all crowded. We were able to get free admission because we...More

Thank Rheinhold F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For $6 (AAA discount) this was a fun day. Only takes about an hour and everything is nicely laid out and interesting. I'd go back

Thank Heather 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!