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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 Visit

The whole family enjoyed visiting the different Domes and I thought it was lovely to see all... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Downers Grove, Illinois
via mobile
Nice plants and flowers

This is a nice place to visit. It does not take long to view all three dooms. It is expensive for... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Neenah, Wisconsin
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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 good39%
  • Average15%
  • 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 2 April 2017 via mobile

The whole family enjoyed visiting the different Domes and I thought it was lovely to see all different types of desert and tropical plants. The kids enjoyed the trains.

Thank A M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is a nice place to visit. It does not take long to view all three dooms. It is expensive for what you get but we understood they need to keep up the plants. I especially liked the door with the train set.

1  Thank Burmeister
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Staff was nice and helpful. If coming from downtown/river walk area, double check your directions. Not really any signs giving you location info, can see domes from 94, getting there is interesting. Tropical was the best dome for us. Show dome, train was ok. Flowers...More

Thank ubuibi
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had a great time visiting the domes. The price was a good value for our family of 6.. The tropical dome was a favorite with many different plants, birds and fish to explore. The desert dome had many cacti and endangered plants to explore...More

Thank lorna L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This was a really neat are despite the weather being less than desirable. I was astounded at the variety of plants in each dome. It was wonderful seeing kids fascinated with all the displays. There was a farmers market of sorts going on next door...More

1  Thank Nick J
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our main intent on visiting was to see the model train exhibit in the show dome after seeing an episode of "Tracks Ahead". We chose a Saturday morning and it was quite busy as one of the greenhouses is used as the winter farmer's market....More

Thank Evansthecat
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The beautiful domes that house the desert, tropical and floral gardens are a wonderful way to spend a few hours in an afternoon. The tropical and desert collections are especially beautiful. The miniature trainscape that is housed in the third dome will delight small children...More

1  Thank Rochelle A
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Family went Sat March 11 around 1:00. We got right in and admission was $7.00 per person. There are three separate domes to walk through. One is a man made garden, a desert, and a tropical garden. They were all beautiful and interesting. We all...More

2  Thank Sherri J
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was so beautiful the show room was trains the flowers are gorgeous to go in the tropical room felt like you were the islands warm inside was 80 the desert room had many different plants loved it best 5.00 I ever spent

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Many people had the same idea of escaping winter. We had some difficulty finding parking as the farmers market was going on. First we sampled our way through the market. The Domes were crowded with families enjoying the train show, a wedding, people in costume,...More

1  Thank CityHiker73
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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!