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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 #5 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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Toledo, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

went on a thursday, bike night. Cannot imagine a better place to be if you like bikes. the history of Harley-Davidson is amazing, but then to have hundreds of bikes outside was amazing.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Seemed short staffed, very slow service. However, the staff that was there were very friendly and helpful,

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MKE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

much better if it were a Ducati museum........but it's a HD museum, and as such, it's pretty good. If you're in MKE, it is a great part of the city's heritage...even if it's only forward control bikes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Harley Davidson museum is 1 km from Amtrak . 10 min walk . Really hot - cool bikes . Broken my heart U know speechless Toooo good Must visit Don't missed Prasad Nandurkar

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Alexandria, Virginia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The museum is a little bit interactive, showing you a few things about how engines work and how the gyroscopic motion of the bike makes riding easier than one expects. For the most part, though, the museum just ends up being a showcase of Harley stuff. Here is this bike, here is that bike, here is this super rare bike,... More

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Dutchess County, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I wasn't overly excited to go to this museum because I'm not into bikes. However, this museum was very interesting because you can see how the motorcycle has changed from the early 1900s until now. They had a small area for children to color and do other activities. If you are really into motorcycles there's a lot of reading that... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

$18, for an unguided tour, kind of expensive, but my husband LOVED it, and I did find some of the history interesting. There were models of bikes from the very beginning to now. Tanks from every year, and some interesting displays.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Even though not a rider, the museum was great. There were Harley's from the twenties all the way up to present. Lots of History there.

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We hit a good weekend and there were lots of Harley riders & awesome bikes there, besides the museum. I suggest you look at their events and plan around a good one. The museum was also full of great bikes, information, & fun stuff to view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The museum takes you from the first Harley and progresses you to the newest. They even let you sit on a collection of new and old bikes at the end of the exhibit. Not only does it show you the history of the company and the motorcycles, they show the different mechanics of the engines, history of the beginnings of... More

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