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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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Must visit while in Milwaukee

Not crazy H-D fan but it is worth while visiting the museum to learn about the king of motorcycle. Bit pricey but one can explore and enjoy exhibition.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not crazy H-D fan but it is worth while visiting the museum to learn about the king of motorcycle. Bit pricey but one can explore and enjoy exhibition.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My son wanted to check it out so I went and I was pleasantly surprised. I have to admit I'm not into motorcycle but as I walked through the history of Harley Davidson and saw chronologically every bike they've basically ever made I realized this is not a motor show but an art exhibit. When you begin to look at... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We have been motorcycle owners, although never a Harley. We decided that we wanted to stop at the Harley Museum on our roadtrip and are so glad we did. We were very pleasantly surprised at what a beautiful and clean city Milwaukee is! Many times, getting downtown in a major metropolitan area can feel overwhelming and even unsafe. We stopped... More 

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Miwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It may seem expensive to stop here, but the history is worth it and you won't regret the money spent (even if you aren't that interested in Harleys, which-full disclosure- I'm not). The displays are engaging and to see the evolution of this company is truly impressive!

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Hilliard, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The building as well as the collections and displays inside was very impressive. I would say devote at least 2 hours to tour this museum. The cost is $20 per adult but I think it was very worth it. I have never owned a motorcycle, rode a motorcycle, or had any experience with a motorcycle but a found this museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved this museum. Great to see the old bikes and how they were used. Children are pretty bored at this museum unless they love motorcycles. Worth renting the headphones for an extra $4.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is a perfect size loaded with history of the motorcycle up to current models. There is so much to see and plenty of hands on for kids. I loved the computer use for the different sounds of engine styles, engine cut-outs to see how internal parts work, computer designing your own bike, and the finishing touch of being... More 

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

very nice Museum...well set up, very interesting whether you ride or not. Informative. we took the audio tour which was at our own pace. Worth the visit

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Chatsworth, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I could go on and on for pages about the Harley Davidson Museum and all the exhibits they have!! The entire museum was fantastic and if I had to pick only a few things I would have to say I really enjoyed seeing Serial Number 1 bike, the military bikes, the old racing bikes, the bikes you can sit on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I'm the 4th generation of men in my family to ride Harley Davidson motorcycles. From my great grandfather, grandfather, and dad I enjoy the stories, experiences, and history of HD. Combined we've ridden in 12 countries, and ridden over a million miles in North America alone. Visiting the Museum as we did for the 110th was epic. I'm not sure... More 

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Additional Information about Harley-Davidson Museum

Address: 400 W. Canal St., At the corner of 6th and Canal, Milwaukee, WI
Phone Number: +1 877-436-8738
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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