Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), Milwaukee

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#2 of 10 in Parks in Milwaukee
Wander verdant indoor gardens at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), 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. Use our Milwaukee vacation website to visit Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes) on your trip to Milwaukee, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a great opportunity to learn about ecosystems and to be honest to get some heat in a really cold day like the one I had the day I visited. the price is good, just 8 dollars and you learn a lot  more »
  • This place is truly magical. Staff are friendly, polite and very helpful. They have a small sitting area and a gift shop with plants, ornaments and kid friendly toys. There were three domes: Desert, T...  more »
  • On a sunny zero degree day this is a pleasant spot to spend some time. The show dome still had the holiday display. The warm and humid tropical dome displayed world wide specimens. Then to cool off, t...  more »
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  • Very nice. There are three different domes although on our visit only two were open as they were switching to a new interior. Definite Lee a must-see while you’re in Milwaukee. Good way to spend a couple hours in the afternoon. Very inexpensive. Lots of local crafts and local food. Want to add that it’s very handicapped friendly the walkways in the interior part of the dome leave plenty of room for wheelchairs or carts. Wife and I came and of course she Love the warm tropical dome. The desert is nice as well. Definitely take time out to see it while in Milwaukee. Very inexpensive way to spend the afternoon
  • This is a very nice dome park to take your kids or escape the snow and cold. Like very much their dessert dome as I am a big fan of succulents. Jungle dome is kind of tough is you do not like humidity and heat. Parking is free and access to the parking lot is very easy from the highway.
  • First time visit today. The domes were neat. Three separate themes desert, tropical and a show dome with a rotating theme. A lot of beautiful flowers and birds. Nice and warm inside so can take off the coat. Can see it all in about an hour.
  • An excellent winter escape from the cold. The tropical dome could be explored for days and still not have all of its secrets uncovered. The arid dome has some excellent perfumed desert plants, and of course the show dome was appropriately festive.
  • I really enjoy visiting the domes. It's always fun to see the unique plants in each dome. Reasonably priced. Make sure you go when the show dome is open, they close it periodically to change it.

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