The Tropical Dome – Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

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If you’re looking for something to do indoors take a trip to the Milwaukee Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory; AKA: The Milwaukee Domes.

Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory is one of my favorite places to visit, especially during the winter!

I enjoy the Tropical Dome because the humid air is my skin’s best friend and seeing all of the foreign tropical plants amongst the familiar houseplants makes me insanely happy! 

I’ve visited the Domes plenty of times but always for a photo session and never for just the sake of visiting, but that changed when I met my friend Sara for a “MKE Domes Day-Date!”

I love supporting local Milwaukee businesses, museums, farmers markets, events, and restaurants! The Domes is in need of Donations for the renovation. The Milwaukee Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory is a fantastic place to bring family members of all ages and is open year-round.   

 

• There are 8 species of tropical birds, frogs, fish and lizards live in the Tropical Dome. 

• The Domes are the world’s only conoidal (not geodesic) glass house. The unique shape of the domes allows a better angle for solar heating and more height for tall trees.

• There are varieties of houseplants growing along the ground – several houseplants have adapted low light, which is why they are able to survive in our homes.

I took some photos and a few video snippets – I think the video turned out very well and is so soothing to watch. Enjoy!

 

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Have you been to the Milwaukee Domes?

What is your favorite plant to visit in the Tropical Dome?

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