A Brief History
The first Mitchell Park Dome was completed in 1964, succeeded by the other two in the following three years, but unfortunately there was a decline of the Milwaukee County Parks System defined as “a very subtle erosion beginning sometime in the 1970s and 1980s” resulting from a drop in investment in the parks. A terrible shame considering Wisconsin has the most parks and green spaces containing the most hiking trails of any state. The Milwaukee Domes teetered just recently on the brink of being closed indefinitely! Read about that ongoing problem here.
Nonetheless, the Mitchell Park Domes are a sight to see. We finished up our Garden Adventure with a strong appetite so we headed down the street to another Milwaukee Landmark. Leon’s Custard. Oh, yes.