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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 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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A fabulous place to visit even if you are not interested in motorcycles. Great place to take children. There is a display that shows what cycle was built the year you were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Franksville, Wisconsin
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Franksville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fabulous place to visit even if you are not interested in motorcycles. Great place to take children. There is a display that shows what cycle was built the year you were born. There is also an exhibit where you can actually sit on a cycle. Definitely a fun place to out no matter what your age.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a pretty cool museum ! Come on Harley-Davidson Motorcycles on display ?! Way cool ! This interactive museum lets you see how parts of the motorcycle work. They have bikes from all eras as well as photos, riding gear and more on display. My only negative is the price of admission.

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Euless
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Harley Davidson Museum was a walk back in history and great fun. The first motorcycles were like bikes with a small motor. The museum is big enough to house generations of bikes, yet small enough to give an intimate experience. So many cool details, like a collections of motorcycle toys from the 1950s, the first motorcycle Elvis rode, mail... More 

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Thank hockeypirate
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have so many bikes in such nice displayes. Were suprised to find our bike was not there, but they do have tons of bikes and you can actually watch them work on some of the bikes that are being prepared for display.

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Thank SheriTuz
Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Milwaukee with my sister and her husband and had a free afternoon and was looking for something to do. We were so happy we decided to visit this this museum it is absolutely fantastic!! We all left with a WOW that was an awesome step back in time to the present. The museum itself was laid out extremely well... More 

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Thank 111Ranger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A glimpse of history showing the evolution of Harley Davidson and their role in our country's mobility. Lots of bikes (350+) on close-up display. Very interesting from an engineering, design and marketing standpoint - even if you are not a biker.

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Thank Jackson1111
Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent business trip I was fortunate enough to attend a company function at the Harley Davidson Museum. I want to be honest at this point, I don't own a Harley, in fact I'm barely skilled enough to stay on my Mountain Bike. I know for a fact that I was not the only one in my company that... More 

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Thank Mushy187
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great. If you want to know the history of HD cycles there are great exhibits detailing their use and development. If you want to see their influence in cinema, that too. You can follow the history of HD itself. Finally, there are customized Harleys, AND you can design your own on an interactive monitor that can be... More 

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Thank webgrazer
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say much about the museum other then it was fun and very informative. I think it is very well done, they did a great job on it and I can honestly say that I learned quite a bit about Harley Davidson.

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Thank Thomas67_75
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Harley- Davidson Museum is not just for motorcycly enthusiasts. While I have a deep appreciation for Harleys, I don't own one. The museum has something for everyone. Little kids and big kids alike will love the chance to sit on a few cycles. Lots of history and they usually have at least one changing exhibit.

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