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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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Not quite impressed

It has a good collection in the desert section. info on the socio aspects thru crops is good. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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Great place

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clarence S
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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
+1 414-257-5611
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank JKing428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 1DMS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My teenage daughter wanted to check this out. Very cool. She's planning on attending college in Milwaukee and we decided that when winter hits, she could always visit the desert dome! Nothing amazing but just a nice visit.

1  Thank Misti J
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very fun family activity to fill a couple of hours - especially on a rainy or snowy day! Two domes provide a whole world of plants in either a desert or tropical rain forest environment. The third dome changes themes and was nice but not...More

Thank evenstarmoon
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11 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
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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!