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Harley-Davidson Museum

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Address: 400 W. Canal St., At the corner of 6th and Canal, Milwaukee, WI
Phone Number: +1 877-436-8738
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9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Thu 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Wed 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Description: Harley-Davidson motorcycles bring heart-thumping adventure, life-changing...
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.
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This was our third visit to the Harley Museum. It seems each time we visit we learn alittle bit more. We spent 2 1/2 hours there. We do own a Harley but it really is interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Fleming Island, Florida
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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our third visit to the Harley Museum. It seems each time we visit we learn alittle bit more. We spent 2 1/2 hours there. We do own a Harley but it really is interesting for anyone. Our 6 year old grandson enjoys the engine room where you can press buttons to hear all the different engines. The only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

One would think going to this museum is interesting only to the motorcycle enthusiast or rider. It is a must see for anyone who can appreciate beauty in mechanics, travel, American culture, history, daredevils, war, and so much more. Roaming this facility is fascinating and exciting for anyone who visits. The preservation and documentation is more than impressive and not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The museum is centrally located within walking distance of the city centre. I wasn't sure whether I would be interested in this museum but it was very good. The history of the company's founders and the role of HD throughout the years was all new to me. The quality of the displays was impressive. Well worth a visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If your into Harleys, you cant miss this. It will be boring if you are not. The gift shop is across the parking lot so dont forget to visit that also.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

my cousin had her wedding reception their just beautiful we had roof top bar great weather in June looking over the water waiting area before the reception started also we took a tour of the museum that was so cool to me it was very educated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The first time I went to this museum, I was a little skeptical of whether I would enjoy it. I'm not what I would call a Harley enthusiast (despite living in Milwaukee for a while now),but I was pleasantly surprised! This museum is full of interesting exhibits that are both historically interesting, visually pleasing, and interactive. I have since been... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Worth a visit; we went to the museum; which was a great surprise to find a lot of history of the bikes ; after that we went to the restaurant with nice food and good service

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great displays with bikes from every year! Wanted to get my M license after the visit. Would highly recommend to anyone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

it was build to celebrate 110 yrs of the existence of the compnay. A magnificent two story museum. it displays historic Harley items various old pictures.posters clothes. it has 450 models and 10 models on which visitors can sit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a great story and very well displayed. There is a lot of reading so it is best if you have a group that likes to read. A great display of Harley motorcycles, over the years. There is a section depicting the movies they were in, which is interesting. Also the section to get on them and take pictures.... More 

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