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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 and great for kids especially in winter!

I have had a domes pass for years now and we love going there. The kids love to check out the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amy M
Very nice, but must make arrangements to take photos

These are interesting and unique structures filled with interesting and lovely plants and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington, Illinois
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
+1 414-257-5611
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have had a domes pass for years now and we love going there. The kids love to check out the different exhibits that the show dome has and there is always something fun and new there. We love the different domes and always looking...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are interesting and unique structures filled with interesting and lovely plants and very nicely kept. It was $7 admission per adult and took about 1 1/2 hours, at most. One dome had desert plants, another tropical, and the last changes based on the season....More

Thank Laurieuhoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I took my parents here for my Mom's birthday last month, and I really enjoyed my time here. There are so many things to see, large and small, plant and animal, and even the architecture is fascinating to look at and walk...More

Thank hend6
Reviewed 20 May 2017

"The Domes" are a fabulous example of a unique Milwaukee attraction. No matter what the weather's offering outside, the three domes offer the climate of what each dome is representing; desert, tropical and floral. It's an amazing example of modern architecture. See it now while...More

Thank micheledivadivo
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Tons of flowers and plant life to see, and if you have someone who likes trains there's an amazing train track set up in one of the domes!

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Domes are open year round and depending on the season, you can expect find plants that celebrate that time. During certain holidays, the domes offer entertainment for the family. Halloween is an especially good time of the year to go as well as Easter....More

Thank Cegis360Playground
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I hadn't been to Mitchell Park in years. We went for a family photo shoot which offered many beautiful photo options. The kids enjoyed the train show.

Thank 373rhonda
Reviewed 23 April 2017

These gardens were so enjoyable to view and stroll around. Very well planned out. Viewers can enjoy the plants that are native to 3 different habitats.

Thank sasobin
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours at the gardens and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The show Dome was in the middle of being remodeled for the new show, so we couldn't see that one but we were able to go into the desert and tropical ones....More

Thank Emmlet83
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a great place to come to either see the plants of different regions or when they have special events. Highly recommend the train show.

Thank Merdocc
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Hello, I was wondering if the tropic and desert exhibits are open? I saw a post that they weren't in May. Cheryl
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
Gazal H
Hi, I was wondering if The Domes is a good place for winter visit?
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!