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Harley-Davidson Museum

400 W. Canal St., At the corner of 6th and Canal, Milwaukee, WI
+1 877-436-8738
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Ranked #3 of 86 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Harley-Davidson motorcycles bring heart-thumping adventure, life-changing freedom and a bit of rebellion into the lives of people around the world.... more » Owner description: Harley-Davidson motorcycles bring heart-thumping adventure, life-changing freedom and a bit of rebellion into the lives of people around the world. But whether you were born to be wild - or mild - makes no difference at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Much more than a nostalgia trip for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Museum offers a glimpse of American history and culture like you've never seen before - through the successes and trials of an iconic American company. Interactive, eye-catching exhibits present an unparalleled collection of legendary stories of our nation's last century. Located on 20 acres in downtown Milwaukee, the Museum offers free parking, Motor Bary & Restaurant, Cafe Racer, The Shop, park-like outdoor spaces, special event rentals, guided tours for group of 15 or more, and Steel Toe Tours of the Powertrain Operations, home of the big-twin engine. « less
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If You're a biker or just want to be, then the Harley Museum is a place you have to see. Bikes, bikes, and more bikes as well as all the accessories to go with. It all started in 1903 and progressed to what we have today...see it all

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the HD Museum with our two and a half year old and he loved it. Cool to see all of the bikes from all of the years! There is a kids area and a place where adults and kids alike can sit on all sorts of bikes. Fun!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I had an extra day in Milwaukee so I decided to walk to this museum nearby. I am not a museum/gallery person, and i am also not even a motorcycle rider/enthusiast, but I had heard so much about this one I decided to try it. I was blown away by the beauty of the museum itself, by the exhibits, and... More

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Tijuana, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I'm not into motorcycles but was a good day to learn about them. You will find yourself surrounded by LOTS of motorcycles, and ther history, going from the first model ever built, going through interactive listening of a Harley Davidson motor, and the assembly process demonstration, you can even customize your dream motorcycle!! Priceless for fans!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you love motorcycles this is the place to take the family. The museum has an amazing collection of motorcycles dating back to when Harley first started building them. I enjoyed every minute I spent there.

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New Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Feel the rumble of Milwaukee and visit the Harley Davidsen Museum. Good food at the cafe and great bikes in the museum!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I spent an afternoon at the Harley Museum. We do not own a motorcycle but found the museum to be very informative on not only motorcycles but how to run a resilient company. We found we could have spent more time than we had available.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

EVERY motorcycle enthusiast would enjoy a visit to the Harley Museum! It is well worth every penny and there is so much to see. It also has a wonderful restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Even if you are not a motorcycle rider this is a great place to visit. It is a piece of American history that everyone would enjoy seeing. The building itself is very well done with an industrial theme which is perfect for the museum. The archives are unbelievable and you get to see the # 1 bike along with other... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I am not a biker. I've never even ridden on one and would be okay if I never did. But, I was interested in knowing more about HD and looking at some cool bikes. I was prepared to be bored and have intermittent moments of delight...it was just the opposite. Never boring. The museum is visually a treat. The display... More

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