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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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Desert in the city

We enjoyed walking through the desert and tropical landscape in two of the domes. We were not able... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2015
Chicago, Illinois
A Milwaukee Landmark

After driving past for several years, we finally visited the domes. It was what we expected. The... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2015
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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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“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 24 November 2015

We enjoyed walking through the desert and tropical landscape in two of the domes. We were not able to go into the third dome as it was being set up for an event. I had to give it 4 stars instead of 5 as I...More

Thank peejay28
Reviewed 19 November 2015

After driving past for several years, we finally visited the domes. It was what we expected. The three domes are filled with beautiful plants from around the world. The staff has taken a great deal of time and care to preserve them and label them....More

Thank Rosebowl94991112
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We were here for a wedding at night. What an awesome venue! Unfortunately, the sound was so poor that very few of the wedding guests could even hear any of the ceremony. That really sucked, and it is something that needs work. It was nice...More

Thank nicholask610
Reviewed 12 November 2015

People of all ages will be interested in the beautiful and informative botanical displays. The Tropical Dome, with many exotic plants and orchids, was fantastic and the Desert Dome has cacti and succulents from all over the world - so many varieties. Photo op are...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We went on a Monday morning. The domes were not at all crowded, and we took our time going through the three domes.

Thank PaulieD1
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Very doable in an hour. Great place to chill with the beauty of nature! Inexpensive admission. About 15 mins from MKE.

Thank 543_VCB
Reviewed 7 November 2015

We visit the Domes a few times each year and it is always enjoyable. Especially in the cold winter months and even more so, when they have the Garden Train show. We took our daughter and family there and the grand daughter was in awe...More

Thank Jay N
Reviewed 14 October 2015

It's always a pleasure to visit the Doms, one of those changes the Panorama with the different Seasons. Always take visitors here that enjoy the beautiful tropical,beautiful desert landscapes and the seasonal. Highly recommend it to visit.

Thank Unhappycustomer88
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The family was lookign for somethign to do on a Saturday so we decided to try the Mitchell Park Domes. We were all pleasantly surprised how enjoyable the visit was and actually purchased an annual family membership before leaving. Our favorite by far was the...More

Thank burghughes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The domes are 3 very unique experiences all in the same area. The tropical dome was warm and humid and there were lots of different plants and trees to look at. You could hear birds and a sign on the exit door asks that you...More

Thank Jay R
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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!