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Mitchell Park Domes

The Mitchell Park Domes are three glass domes, essentially greenhouses, with unique microclimates, located in the city of Milwaukee. One dome houses tropical rainforest plants, another desert plants, and a third, the "Show Dome," has rotating exhibitions featuring mostly flowering plants from temperate climates. Occasionally the Show Dome also includes themed scenes, e.g., model trains or Disney figurines, worked into the landscape.

The Domes are popular destinations on frigid winter days, as an escape from the ever-present snow and slush. Be forewarned, though, that you'll probably still want to wear at least a light jacket in all three areas. Admission is only $6.50 for adults, as of this writing.

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