Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, Milwaukee

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
Wander verdant indoor gardens at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, home to a wide array of plant species from a variety of ecosystems around the world. Visit the botanical facility and explore its three glass domes, each measuring 26 m (85 ft) tall and housing different themes: the tropics, arid regions, and seasonal shows. Keep your eyes open for rare and unusual plants from across the globe, including diverse displays of cacti and succulents, orchids and flowering vines, and a selection of other flora. Check the conservatory's website for information about special events, activities, and even the plants themselves. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory by using our Milwaukee itinerary planner.
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  • Desert dome was under some improvement, so they offered us big discount on entry fee. I Loved tropical dome. Very nice plants, flowers, fruit trees. Place wasn't crowded and was really quiet. nice spo...  read more »
  • Not all domes are currently open due to repairs, however this is such a nice place to visit and discover rare plants and on occasion insects (depending on the exhibition that is ongoing) for distinct ...  read more »
  • 2 domes were open the seasonal and tropical. A very good place to visit and look at all the lovely flowers 
  • “The Domes” in Mitchell Park are not to be missed if visiting Milwaukee. There are three main domes; two have permanent exhibits (desert and tropical) while the third changes with the seasons.Adjacent to the domes are the green houses. Often there will be exhibitions at the domes or groups for wedding photos. If you stand at the entrance and face South, there is a long expanse of grass that appears depressed. At one time this had been a sunken garden. Outside of the entrance is a human sundial. (Obviously it only works on sunny days which in Milwaukee can be rare.) Plenty of parking and the entire place is handicap accessible. Inside each dome are scores of flowers, cacti and trees. Visitors can wander through the various paths - photos are not only allowed, they are encouraged. Do not however, pick the flowers.
  • It is a nice place to visit... However it's too bad that the Crooked & Dishonest Politicians in Milwaukee & Milwaukee County let The Mitchell Park Domes go to waste & did not keep up with the repairs on the place like they should have. As a result at this current Time The Domes are closed because of the Crooked & Dishonest Politicians who pocketed the money needed to fix The Domes which resulted in concert falling & breaking as well as wasting money on a New Bucks Arena that we don't need because the Milwaukee Bucks are a 3rd Rate Team that has not won a Championship in God knows how long. They could have too that money from The New Bucks Arena & put it towards fixing The Domes. Other then that, I have gone to The Domes for over 30 Years until it closed recently. I always Loved seeing Poland Under Glass there as well as all the Flowers, Plants, & Trees there & The Train Show. The only reason why I am giving this 5 Stars is because I Love Poland Under Glass there.
  • My husband and I love this place and we would recommend it to anyone, old or young. It is a must destination on a long winter day when the cabin fever over takes you. I love the way I feel after I experience each environment the domes offer. I love the results of the hard work they put into their main dome at different times if the year. I love seeing the little children enthralled with the trains. It is a truly magical place. It is a short drive from Northern Illinois where we live and it is not overly expensive. I can't wait to go back.
  • The domes are beautiful and great place to visit with the little ones. I am looking forward to seeing them all restored, as there is limited access for the time being.
  • Three domes with different biomes, desert, tropical, and temperate. The domes seem larger on the outside, but there are nice paths for walking. A good variety of plants. My daughter really enjoyed walking around inside a warm plane with pretty plants and water features on a cold day. It was a nice place to spend the afternoon. They also have night time events, light shows and music, I will have to go check that out in the future.
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