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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 #7 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Harley-Davidson motorcycles bring heart-thumping adventure, life-changing freedom and a bit of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Thu 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Wed 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

It is the most amazing place for any and all Motorcycle enthusiast could easily spend several days in the Museum to see and enjoy all that is available just increadable

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Yorkville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Very clean and trendy. Lots of cool bikes to look at, including the original serial number 1 Harley. You can do the audio tour for an additional $4 per person. We weren't able to do the boots-on-the-ground factory tour the day we went. We also didn't eat at the restaurant. It was cool but maybe a little over priced for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We aren't bike owners, but they appeal to us. The museum is all about motorcycles - historical ones, custom jobs, models currently for sale, even displays of gas tank styles and engine noises. The placards on the displays and a few short videos tell the story. Glad we stopped, but our Harley-owning friends would have enjoyed it more.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A well done and informative museum that should be on every Harley Lovers bucket list. For those of us who are going along for the ride, pun intended, it was interesting and educational. Don't forget the mandatory tee shirt on the way out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you think you have seen it all, believe me, you are wrong unless you have visited THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM. This place has its own charm, will take you back to the world of bikes and only bikes. Right from the start to the future of bikes. And the room where you can hear how different engines sound and how... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The private tour was a little long winded and had a ton of details any HD afficiando would love but it was a little too much. So much history, great display and rare bikes were great to view. The on site restaurant was also a nice stop on our way out for dinner! Great building design and interior seems to... More 

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Arlington, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We didn't even know this place existed until we saw it off to the right as we entered Milwaukee from the south. Excellant collection of vintage to modern Harley's. The exhibits are very good and even though we are not Harley owners we found it very interesting. My only complaint is the lighting isn't very good for taking pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

liked to see the history of the amazing company and so proud that i live in the state it started in. love the part at the end where you can build your own bike. also get to try different bikes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great place to see a part of Milwaukee's history even if you do not ride you will enjoy the adventure.

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tosa, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Super fun museum with a whole lot of motorcycles. I like the history lessons you got. For kids, they have A scavenger hunt. This keeps the younger children interested and engaged. There are two restaurants in the museum that are good. I like the biker café. The admission price is reasonable and you can always find coupons. Great place to... More 

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