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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 #4 of 90 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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.... more » 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. « less
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Venice, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We opted for the Steel Toe Tour since my husband was interested in seeing the factory as well as the museum. It worked out well for us since we were in town with no rental. Transportation is provided and our "bus tour guide" Diana was awesome. She has real pride in being a HD employee and member of their family.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Harley-Davidson Museum is worth a stop if you are in Milwaukee. I'm not a hugh motorcycle fan, but I really enjoyed my visit. I learned a lot about the history of the Harley-Davidoson company and how it connects to US history. The museum itself is designed in a very user friendly way and they have many interactive exhibits. We... More

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Coldwater, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was really neat to see the history of the HD bike! My husband is an avid motorcyclist so we went more for him but I had a great time and learned a lot!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and son were really interested in visiting this museum. I was really dreading it because I really don't care for motorcycles. Well, I'm so glad we went! I learned so many interesting facts and stories about motorcycles that I now have a new respect for them. Also, they have an enormous collection of cycles, videos and hands-on exhibits.... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

An awesome place to go and see the evolution and history of Harley Davidson. Definitely worth the trip out there!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I was in Milwaukee visiting my friend for a week and she suggested the Harley-Davidson museum. I wasn't too crazy about Harley-Davidson or any motorcycle in general; I have never even ridden one. But I like visiting museums so I thought I should give this a try. When I got the museum outside, I felt like I was in an... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I am not a motorcycle enthusiast, but wanted to visit the legendary Harley-Davidson museum while in Milwaukee. It was just "ok", walking around looking at the history and evolution of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles. I should have expected as much, after all it is a "museum". Somehow I thought it would be more exciting or interactive. The best part was taking... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We didn't plan far enough in advance to go on a factory tour but that was ok. Going through the museum on our own was a good experience. Reading about the history of Harley-Davidson was really interesting especially seeing photos of actual Harley owners. I highly recommend this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you ever in Milwaukee and have a chance to take in the sights, stop and visit the Harley-Davidson Museum. I do not ride, but after taking the self guided tour I am thinking of it :). The price is fair for the history you learn. I had always wondered why the motors had name like, Knuckle head, Pan head... More

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Totowa, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

amazing history and worth the price of admission. even if you aren't a biker and just like motorcycles, go see it. Niiiiice!!

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