After our stop at Jelly Belly Visitors Center we had a free weekend in Wisconsin. I love to sniff out places that are off the beaten path if we have time. Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) is one of those places. The Domes are located to the West of Milwaukee off from I-94.
The domes were completed in 1967 and at a cost of $4.5 million.
Once we found the parking area we were reminded to remove anything valuable from the car. There were signs on the front doors and I think in the parking lot. So don’t leave that GPS hanging from the windshield.
As you can see there are three domes. We started in the Tropical dome.
Next was the Desert Dome.
And finally the Floral Show Dome. This dome changes with the season.
Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. I had a buy one get one free admission from the Entertainment book that I used. They do offer a $1 admission discount with a AAA card. Milwaukee County Residents are free on Monday from 9am – 12pm except Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Hours are Monday through Friday 9-5 and Saturday or Sunday 9-4. On Saturdays they offer a Winter Farmers Market. Thursday evenings they offer Music Under Glass with a light show from 6:30-9.
If we are in the area again with free time I would love to go back. I enjoy this type of thing and it was nice to see old established plants.