Harley-Davidson Museum
Harley-Davidson Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 Bar & Restaurant, The Shop, park-like outdoor spaces, and space for special event rentals. This attraction is a must-see on your list of things to do in Milwaukee!
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania9,251 contributions
May 2022
When you are in Milwaukee , only 1,2 km away from the Harley-Davison Museum , what will you do? ... there is only 1 right answer , you go and spend 3 hours drooling at several hundreds of Harleys.
Indeed 2 floors , thousands of memorabilia, hundreds of bikes and some special Harley items. From my perspective everything a bike enthusiast needs he'll find here.
The entrance fee just a bit over 20$ , but some of the most well spent 20$ in my life.
What can I say more ... you'll see Harleys more than 100 years old, you'll see the newer models, you'll see custom bikes, you will learn about Harley history.
No queue when we arrived, payed fast and easy with credit card and of we went. (when we were there , masks were recommended but not mandatory).
Overall a great museum , dedicated to a true American Icon, and regardless if you are a fan of Harley or not , I would say this is a must place when you are in Milwaukee. Go check it out
And of-course once you finished with the Museum , you can sit in to the Motor restaurant to have a nice meal and after that you can stop at the Harley shop and get some Harley memorabilia.
Written June 1, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,680 contributions
Apr 2022
Being a huge fan and considering these motorcycles world's most sophisticated and beautiful, visiting this museum was the top reason for our day trip from Chicago.
I found the entry fee slightly over 20$ reasonable for exhibition spreading on 2 floors and top vault.
Museum is well organized. The first floor (where you enter) starts with founding explanations, first models produced, HD role in WWI and WWII as well in almost all public services.
Most interesting on the lower floor (ground floor) for me were the custom made and decorated models which are indeed work of art.
Written May 24, 2022
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TSP2014
Colleyville, TX322 contributions
Jul 2020
One of the iconic American symbols is a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Whether your are a motorcycle owner or not this museum is worth a visit. They have a huge collection of Harley's an other vehicles the company has made. It was fascinating learning about the history of the company and seeing all the bikes on displays. The only criticisms are the admission price ($22/person is quite high). If you wanted an audio guide it was an additional $5/person. I can't speak to the audio guide because we just did the self-guided tour. I know the company had financial problems several years ago, so I guess they have to try and make money some way. The other criticisms are the fact that they make you wear a masks. I know they want people to do it for their safety, but generally that's in areas where you can't social distance. This museum is huge and would you are definitely able to keep your distance from others. I did some people without a masks, so I 'm not sure how much it's enforced. Finally, the other criticism is not being able to bring bottled water into the museum. I realize there are many priceless bikes and you don't want people eating and have the potential for people to spill on the bikes. However, most places don't have a problem with water. Someone in our group drinks a lot of water to stay hydrated and they made her put her water in a locker even though it was in a bottle with a cap. They have a huge gift shop across the street that has many Harley items. It's worth a stop if you're in Milwaukee. You could easily spend half a day or more here.
Written July 6, 2020
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markjholloway
Brussels, Belgium645 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We checked with the museum before visiting and confirmed at checkin if we could take our pet dog into the museum in a bag. They confirmed it was possible and sold us tickets.

After walking upstairs to the entrance, a rude and perfunctory associate refused us entrance.

The associate back at reception was very helpful, friendly and apologetic and gave us a refund.
Written September 9, 2022
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KateS
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States4,544 contributions
Sep 2022
Wow, what an interesting place this is! This isn't just a showcase of Harley-Davidson's history of motorcycle production. It is a showcase of American history. Information on the company's startup, how they created a community of dealerships & service providers, the actual motorcycle construction (engines, gas tanks, all variety of parts, & custom modifications), & how different bikes were used are ALL included in this really cool museum. There is also a section on the wide variety of riders. This place is a must do, even if you don't ride. It is such an interesting commentary on American business throughout the changing American economic spectrum, not just a collection of bikes. Oh, but BOY is there a collection of bikes. A few of the exhibits are interactive. For example, you can turn a wheel to simulate engine noise at different RPMs, or you can feel for yourself how balance changes as a bike is in motion. The funnest, silliest part is that you can perch yourself on a variety of firmly mounted bikes for your very own photo op. We learned so much about so many things! The bar/restaurant on property is also worth a visit. Such a very cool place.
Written September 18, 2022
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Bob B
Boulder, CO245 contributions
May 2022
I arrived on a chilly and rainy day, which may be why the free parking was almost at the door. There was no waiting to buy a ticket using my senior discount. I found that about an hour and a half to be a reasonable amount of time to tour the motorcycle displays. There were stairs involved in passing from one gallery to another but elevators were provided and I saw several folks in wheelchairs easily navigating the spacious aisles. I heard at least 5 different languages spoken among guests.
I'm not a Harley fan (Go Honda!) but love motorcycling and I was very impressed with the bikes on display and that they all looked ready to be fired up and ridden off. I learned quite a bit about a company that has been involved in motorcycling since its beginning and felt that my time was well spent.
Across the street from the museum is a gift shop containing a multitude of Harley-branded items.
No firearms are permitted in the museum.
Written May 26, 2022
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bigwawao
New York City, NY9,968 contributions
Jul 2021
Visited this museum with my wife. I realized that this museum is either you love it or you don't really like it. I notice that approx (guesstimate) 80% of the viewers are males which kinda makes sense.

Museum is well laid out 2 story building. Inside you will see a history of the start of Harley Davidson and how they started, the awards they won and a string of vehicles from their earliest models to the latest one.

There is an onsite restaurant but we did not go there as our next stop was the Milwaukee Public Market.

Very nice gift shop. Please don't fail to visit it.

Dont' forget to find the motorcycle Captain America used in his 2008 movie. It is on display there.

While there we saw a guy on a Harley with his motorcycle riding German Shepherd dog!
Written August 24, 2021
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tarajean424
Colleyville, TX380 contributions
Jul 2020
This museum is not worth the money. Yeah there are a lot of cool motorcycles to see, but it’s very repetitive. There is an audio guide available but we didn’t do it because it was going to be an extra $5 per person. It’s nice to learn about the history of the company, but it’s very boring otherwise. No food or drinks are allowed in the museum. As someone who needs to stay hydrated all the time, it was very frustrating to not be allowed to take bottled water. I mean I get it because it’s a museum, but they need to at least allow bottled water. There are cool photo opportunities at the end. The store is cool, but other than that, not worth the price.
Written July 4, 2020
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Win C
Chicago, IL68 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We paid $60 to visit the museum. It was a lot of history of Harley Davidson and plenty of classic bikes to see, but I’m not sure what I’m paying for here?! It’s just this is half the cost of an annual family membership to any Chicago major museum and I think you can spend your money elsewhere. Even if you’re a Harley lover, $20 a piece is steep for this place. The gift shop is also super expensive but there are items you won’t find anywhere else. But know a Harley patch jersey is $195 as example.
Written July 15, 2020
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benruth89
Pittsburgh, PA4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Tried to Go was not allowed in with services Dog.
So my dad is visiting in town and got tickets for him and I to check it out. From online through Groupon We brought his service Dog when we got there they said they would not let us in with a service Dog. nothing was given in writing of an official policy that they did not allow services dogs. nor would they give my dad a refund. So have no clue how the museum is but I will not try again after there treatment. Do not recommend people checking it out. If you do check it out make sure you know ahead of times the discriminate against service Dogs.
Written July 5, 2021
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