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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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A great museum- even if you're not into motorcycles

The Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee is very well done. It was great getting to see the evolution of the motorcycle from what it was in the early 1900s to what it is today... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee is very well done. It was great getting to see the evolution of the motorcycle from what it was in the early 1900s to what it is today. Give yourself 2-3 hours to explore the museum. Near the exit are 2 rows of motorcycles where you can actually sit on them and take pictures,... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We visited the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on 4/15 and really enjoyed the time at this museum. All of the displays were very informative and interesting. At the end of the tour we had our picture taken on 2 Harley Motorcycles that we was able to send to our email at no cost to us.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not into motorcycles, this is still a truly interesting place to visit on your trip to the Midwest. There have been Harley-Davidson for as long as there are roads in the US. You will see how these beautiful vehicles have evolved from what resembles a bicycles initially. This is a must-go place if you find yourself... More 

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Antonito, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I am so glad i took them there while visiting Wisconsin! This museum was probably the high lite of there trip! My mother said plan on being in there an hour ish. We got there when it opened ate lunch (btw it was really really good food) and stayed tell close! The staff was really knowledgeable about bikes and helpful!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I love this place and try to come every time I visit Milwaukee . It's one of the most beautifully laid out museums anywhere, the displays are done with style and wit (Evil Keneevil's stunt bike is hanging from the ceiling). It's a lesson in visual storytelling, the war years are fascinating and the 1950s section is a joy. It's... More 

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Bidford-on-Avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I am not big into bikes and wasn't bother about visiting the museum. However I found the museum fascinating, even the kids 10, 11, 12 were entertained, the history of Harley Davidson was really interesting. I now want a Harley!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This museum is awesome but if you can get an archives tour you will be in heaven. My favorite e hi bits are the tsunami bike and the video that chronicles the buyout from AMF.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Even if you're not a "Harley" fan it's well worth the time to see it. I like motorcycles and have owned a couple, although they were not H-D's. I really enjoyed their museum. They have interactive displays and even a section for children to play. I was impressed with the layout. Be prepared for at least a couple of hours... More 

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Etna Green, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit. I sat in the cafe while Hubby went on the Steel Toes Tour. That made both of us happy. I was pleased with the way the museum was laid out, the videos and the interactive displays. There were even quite play corners for children. I don't need to return but I'm sure glad we saw... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Let me start off by saying I have never, ever been on a motorcycle. I never had the urge to don a leather jacket and go riding. I suppose living in a large city where winter rules the roost has a lot to do with that. That being said, I still love motorcycles and enjoy seeing a true American icon... More 

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