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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were simply looking for something to do on a Monday afternoon and went to the museum. It was such an interesting place. I highly recommend doing the audio self-tour. You get a tremendous amount of history and it helps to really appreciate what you are looking at. Very well run and presented exhibit.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

You could spend all day here but you should stay at least 3 hours to see everything. Obviously the busier it is the longer it will take. Stop for lunch in the cafe and their is a gift shop. The museum is very well put together with lots of information on the growth of the company over the years as... More

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This must be one of the best Museums I have been to, it's very well laid out with some brilliant displays.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The museum was nicely put together. Great location, ample parking, elevator assistance, listening/audio guide for a reasonable small fee. Which is very helpful to learn more in depth of the industry. I like how they break down each component of the bike so that you can see in detail how it is put together. Love the timeline of bikes from... More

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There is something here for every bike enthusiast! Walls of engines and tanks, and too many bikes to count. I loved the area just built for kids!

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Wongan Hills, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a must to visit. Hundreds of Harley Davidson bikes on display. Very modern two story museum. Even the very first Harley Davidson built serial number 1 on display. They must have every model ever built on display. Our guide was a retired Harley Davidson employee. He is very passionate. The old history is very interesting. It will take... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Harley-Davidson Museum is located about a quarter mile south of I-794 and about a quarter mile east of I-43. It is also about a mile west of the Historic Third Ward neighborhood in downtown Milwaukee. It is an easy bike ride from Marquette University. The parking lot for cars is not real big but there is a large area... More

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