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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 piece of modern American history

Even for a non motor cycle enthusiast I found this a wonderful museum to visit. Harley is iconic in modern American history and this museum does that history proud. Well laid out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even for a non motor cycle enthusiast I found this a wonderful museum to visit. Harley is iconic in modern American history and this museum does that history proud. Well laid out, easy to see everything on display and there is lots to see. The entire Harley story all under one roof with countless bikes on display covering all era's.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nicely laid out museum giving a very good history of the HD company and the evolution of the HD motorcycle. The museum includes a number of unique motorcycles and historic ones. Came away with a much better appreciation of HD and the place HD motorcycles have had on American society. Things also for the young kids to do and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very well done.Something for all ages.Everything you would ever need to know or see about Harleys,even if you don't own a Harley or ride motorcycles.

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend and I had free tickets to this museum and went even though neither one of us was a motorcycle buff. I was impressed by the sheer number of bikes and the many different ways motorcycles have been used throughout their history. A worthwhile place to visit in Milwaukee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit while in Milwaukee. History of HD motorcycles, a motorcycle from nearly every year, military motorcycles, engine room, design room, motorcycle clubs, famous people with motorcycles and too. Sit on various versions new and old.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great building and amazing motorcycle displays. If you like motorcycles you will love this museum. Close to downtown, Miller Park, and a casino, it's in an area where there's plenty for every one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the nephews here from Texas and they loved it! Ate at the restaurant and the food was great also.. A very nice experience for all. All stars...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whether you know the rich history of Harley Davidson or not, you must visit the museum if you find yourself in Milwaukee. William Harley and Arthur Davidson clearly had a passion that they turned into one of the most iconic brands in American history. Despite global turmoil, economic struggles, low-priced competition from abroad and a brief but unfortunate alliance with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a biker, biker wannabe, or just curious, get your tush over to the Harley Museum! If you are a biker, be prepared for the total VIP treatment. There is a special lot for bikes-only right in front of the museum. But don't worry! Everyone is welcome here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is unique. It shows various bikes, and the history of Harley. It is an attractive building nicely landscaped. The museum often houses various local events, as well.

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