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"The Domes" - 13 Reviews - 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI - Amusement Parks Reviews - Phone (414) 649-9800

"The Domes"

524 S. Layton Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 649-9800
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The Mitchell Park Domes make for a great afternoon walk. There are three domes and each one has it's own theme. The first, is a backyard style theme. With rows of vegetables g...


First off, I have been a member, I still am a member and will always be a member. I have purchased three 'Paving Stones' in their fundraiser. But I am really disappointed at the...

Is this the best you can do???? 12/29/2014

First off, I have been a member, I still am a member and will always be a member. I have purchased three 'Paving Stones' in their fundraiser. But I am really disappointed at the way the entrance is being run. Our friends visited us from Chicago and we decided to go to the Domes because I had told them so much about them. The day - Dec. 27th - was bitterly cold and the crowd was heavy. We were forced to wait in line outside almost to the roadway. When we finally got to the door, I watched the door attendant - the ONLY door attendant - holding conversations with visitors about membership and its' advantages. Then I watched him lock his cash drawer, leave the booth and lock it up, come around to the waiting area, open the cooler and get a can of beer out, close the cooler, walk back around to the inside door, unlock it, come inside his area, unlock his register and sell someone that can of beer. Mind you, all this ridiculous activity was taking place while people (including babies) were lined up outside waiting to get in. When I finally got to the front of the line, all he did was glance at my membership card. News Flash to this jerk: I have a membership to make it more convenient to attend not so I can wait in line and watch him sell concessions. Our friends from Chicago said one thing only, "This will be the last time". Way to go Milwaukee County Alex Kendziorski more

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"The Domes" 8/10/2006

Good family entertainment. You get to walk through three different domes and see three different eco systems. more

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Mitchell Park Domes 7/28/2006

Mitchell Park Domes 524 S. Layton Blvd Milwaukee, WI 53215 414-649-9800 Open Daily 9am-5pm Another thing that hasn't been mentioned is that Milwaukee County residents get in FREE Monday mornings from 9 am - 11:30 am (except on major holidays that fall on a Monday!) But bring your ID!!!! This is a great time to go - explore and do it FREE! Bring the kids, grandparents, friends, and enjoy!!!!!! 2006 prices are: Seniors with Milwaukee County ID's $3.50 Adults $5 6 - 17 $3.50 5 and under free Cash and checks only Even if you have gone here a million times as a kid - go back and enjoy it again! They have a great resource center and do offer occasional classes. Parking is free. Relaxing and fun. more

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Domes 4/5/2006

The domes are a good place to go if you want to relax and think. A good place if you need a few minutes to yourself and just want to walk and reflect. There are three domes, each having a different theme. The jungle theme, or wetland is my favorite. There are a lot of birds and some wild plants in there. It's also a great place to take company to. It's something different to go to that I don't think many people have acess to other than those that live in the Milwaukee area. more

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Tri Domes 4/1/2006

The Mitchell Park Domes make for a great afternoon walk. There are three domes and each one has it's own theme. The first, is a backyard style theme. With rows of vegetables growing, beautiful tress, and domestic florals. All set in a gorgeous picturesque atmosphere. The second, is a dry landscape, such as you would find in a dessert. Beautiful plantings and a wonderful pathway. The third, is a tropical, wet forest type area. Full of birds, butterflies and bugs. This one is my favorite. Blooms from all kinds of plants and trees are abundant. The chirping of the birds is enchanting and enhances the trill of trying to locate the birds hiding in the vibrant foilage. If you are a military person, retired or active, stop at the USO down by the lakefront..where the museum is, they will give you tickets for FREE admission. Great parking by the way!! more

the domes 11/15/2005

This is one of the tourist traps on milwaukee. I was not too impressed when I went here on a recent visit. It was nice that they have these three domes especially in winter but there isn't that much to see or do there. We basically just took pictures of the plant life but other than that, boring. My child enjoyed see the plants and running around though he can do that outside for free. It would be low on my recommendation list for anyone visiting milwaukee. There are alot of other options out there. more

Very educational as well as peaceful! 10/23/2005

This is one place that i remember fondly from growing up. It has been around for a LONG time. I have yet to bring my own children here to see how they like it, nor have I been there as a grown adult. I do remember it being very educational as well as so nice and peaceful. The little birds here are very friendly. It would be nice if it was free to get in, but nothing nice is free these days, huh? Christmas time is a really nice time to go and see the special decorations. Definitely worth a stop if you are visiting the area or doing "touristy" sight seeing. more

The Domes 8/15/2005

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, a.k.a "The Domes," are a trio of 85 foot beehive shaped domes that house various types of plant life. The Arid Dome contains many desert plants while the tropical Dome has many different types of flowers from the tropics. The third dome is ever changing with new displays year round. more

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Must see!! 8/9/2005

Take a peek inside the Mitchell Park Domes... See all of the different plants and flowers. Take a camera and be sure to capture your trip on film! Especially nice to cure the winter "Blahs". I have always loved this place ever since I was young. It's so cool to be able to go into different habitats and see everything. Very beautiful. more

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Great for rainy days 7/31/2005

The Domes are open daily from 9-5. Admission for those under 6 is free and is $3.50 for ages 6-17. Those over 18 pay $5. For a rainy or snowy day, this is a great place to let the kids run around in a dome the temperature of African deserts. They have three different domes: Arid, Tropical and then a specialty one that changes. If you are a horticultural lover, this is for you. The plants are beautiful and sometimes quite rare. It is also a wonderful place to take pictures for your wedding. You do need to book your wedding party in advance, as they only allow a certain number of photographers in at a time. more

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Take the family out. 7/25/2005

So many different plants to see. The Domes is just an all around great place to go. I have fond childhood memories of my parents taking me there and I just had the best time. I can't wait to share those memories with my daughter. She is 4, so I will wait a bit because I think the older you are, the more you will enjoy this attraction. It's also fun during a holiday, or when they have a special theme going on. Christmas time is just beautiful to walk inside, and each dome has a different theme. Prices are good enough to take a bunch of people! more

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The DOMES! 7/25/2005

This place is so interesting. There are three domes, with three different landscapes inside. The prettiest by far, to me, is the jungle type one. Lots of beautiful flowers, growing vines and plants, birds and butterflies. The other is of a desert scape, and then one of a backyard farm country scenary. It's so pretty inside. You really do HAVE to see this place to appreciate the beauty. Also called The Mitchell Domes. more

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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory "The Domes" 6/30/2005

Ample parking. Generous handicapper parking also. You are greeted inside by a large lobby where you can pick your venue. There are three domes. The Arid Dome The Tropical Dome The Floral Show Dome Excellent opporitunity to relax and enjoy your surroundings. We go here quite a few times a year. It's always beautiful!! 524 S. Layton Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53215 (414) 649-9800 more
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