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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, WI

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Distance One Way 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 665 feet
Accumulated Gain 30 feet
Avg Time One Way 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 0.6
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57  2019-07-31 kingsnake
Author kingsnake
author avatar Guides 83
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Trips 642 map ( 5,948 miles )
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Location Sunnyslope, PHX
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Sun  6:50am - 4:24pm
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The Domes
by kingsnake

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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Leave No Trace and +Add a Triplog after your walk/tour to support this local community.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    The Domes cost $8 for adults, $6 for concessions. (Residents pay a dollar less.)


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    The Domes are basically right in the middle of Milwaukee, so how you get there depends on where you are travelling from. Beware though that the area north of the Menomonee Valley, in the Marquette University area, is a bit sketchy.
    page created by kingsnake on Aug 06 2019 7:13 pm
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