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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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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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my husband is a motorcycle enthusiast, lots of information on the history, development of various motors...he personally would like to have seen more on the racing bikes and more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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champaign, il usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

my husband is a motorcycle enthusiast, lots of information on the history, development of various motors...he personally would like to have seen more on the racing bikes and more modern bikes but still very much enjoyed the museum

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One feeling most people would have after coming out of the place is, How did they fit in so many artefacts at such a small place.

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Took the Amtrak from Chicago, short walk over the bridge to the Museum, not very well signposted for travellers on foot, luckily we researched prior to arrival, it helped because my husband is a motor cycle fan that he recognised the building. For such a well known brand the museum entry fee of $20 per adult was very reasonable, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great museum, with the perfect amount of information and exhibits allowing you a good insight into a cult icon without feeling bogged down. A must see on any visit to Milwaukee

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Having seen several motorcycle museums in the US, including the outstanding Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, we were very much looking forward to seeing Harley's museum. The numbers of bikes, their rarity, condition and history were indeed impressive. Even so, their compactness and proximity, poor lighting and cramped display made good photography difficult. There is just so much, packed so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a 1st class museum that should not be missed if traveling to Milwaukee. It's even a reason to go to Milwaukee if you are a motorcycle enthusiast or simply love Americana. When you first arrive you'll notice that the museum campus is big and beautifully set up. There is a cafe and awesome gift shop offering more Harley-Davidson... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was not very enthusiastic about my son's choice to go to the Harley-Davidson Museum but once there I loved the exhibits and the history. It is a great museum and worth the time.

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Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A very comprehensive history of the Harley Davidson company and its motorcycles. Plan to spend several hours to see everything. They had a nice interactive display with a Harley Davidson motor. As you change the angle of the cylinders, the sound of the motor changes. Only when it is at 45 degrees does it sound like a Harley Davidson. The... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit, even if you're not a Harley-Davidson owner. There are so many motorcycles to look at, going all the way back to the early 1900's. You might like motorcycles, or appreciate engineering, or you could just look at them all as works of art. There is an admission fee, so be prepared for that.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It takes a while to get through this attraction. There are three floors of vintage, special and historic bikes. Everything from early 1900s styles to current day models. They also have tank art, videos, racing bikes, memorabilia, bikes featured in movies and music engine displays, you name it! If it is related to a Harley, they have it. Their archives... More 

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