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The Mitchell Park Domes, located just south of the Menomonee Valley on south Layton Blvd, have been a Milwaukee landmark since they opened in 1964.
There are three beehive-shaped glass domes, thus it being a "conservatory", not a botanical garden. Six of one, half a dozen of the other. The bottom line is, there's tons of flowers & less colorful plants from around the globe. The three are the Show Dome, Tropical Dome and Desert Dome.
The Show Dome has Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Christmas-themed displays, depending on season. The other domes are self-explanatory. There is also a souvenir shop and children's educational room.
Besides The Domes, Mitchell Park includes typically lush, grassy & wooded Milwaukee park land, picnic areas, and bike paths, which are free of charge.
According to Wikipedia, due to age and deterioration, some architectural firm has recommended The Domes be torn down. That would make me very sad.
See The Domes while you can!
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