Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), Milwaukee

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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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  • They re-opened in a safe manner after being closed by only taking reservations. Train show wonderful as usual. They were only city attraction open this Covid weekend innJanuary.  more »
  • Beautiful domes, loves everything in it. So much to see and learn. Mask is required even if for having a pic. The tropical dome is my favourite. Love to see it again  more »
  • First you see the three domes that house exhibits, these are impressive. Then you encounter the human sundial before entering the buildings. Already the educational experience has begun. Inside, each dome takes you to a different environment with a multitude of plants and a few unexpected animals. The tropics and desert domes each provide a feeling of the exotic including the temperature and humidity. Both are beautiful, educational, and offer an escape to another environment. To me, the Display dome can't compete with the other two, although showy and fun with plantings of various color coordinated flowers and shrubs it lacks an exotic atmosphere. But this may not be the case in mid-winter. It's well worth a visit to this plant zoo.
  • Long stretch of land! Great for walks with the kiddo and pets. There is a basketball court and tennis court in the back. I only wish the little lake area was guarded somehow so my 2 year old would not be tempted to swim and I wish there was a playground area. Had fun either way- smart parenting today 😊.
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