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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 53203-3208
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+1 877-436-8738
10:00 - 20:00
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Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 18:00

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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The Harley Davidson museum was the complete experience. So open and full of history and details about this great american product. The gift shop and cafe were lovely and staff... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Harley Davidson museum was the complete experience. So open and full of history and details about this great american product. The gift shop and cafe were lovely and staff was kind and welcoming.

Thank Marnie K
Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The HD Museum is definitely a great way to see all the bike you wish you had in your garage! Not at all what I expected. Glad we had the opportunity to tour it!

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Grande Cache, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum is very interesting and a lot more than I thought it would be. They even hae motorcycles from the year I was born? :)

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Mittenwald, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are driving a road king for quite a while now, being in Milwaukee, the birthplace of our motorcycle, a visit to this museum was high on the bucket list and it was very much worth our while. Go there, You won't be disappointed !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being the Mom/Wife of a motor head family no trip to Milwaukee WI would be complete without a stop here. The front entry was decked out in holiday spirit so we posed for a family Christmas card. My oldest took the headphone tour, while the rest of us wandered around, amazed by the collection of bikes. All of the bikes... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is an interesting place for anyone who is a motor cycle fan and especially a Harley fan/user. Although the museum offers great historical info on the development and evolution of the Harley Davidson business and brand. The only thing I did not like about this place was that the museum is not set according to time instead seems... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the wife to the museum as it was her first trip. She enjoyed herself found it educational and fun. Would definitely come back for return visit

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they have done such a great job of capturing history with a motorcycle. It is laid out very nicely, the bikes are labeled and you learn a lot about the company's history. I especially liked the wall of riders and the 'fancy' custom bikes. The bar is really nice with a lot of natural light and the gift shop has... More 

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the full tour and behind the scenes tour which were fantastic. Knowledgeable tour guides and a fascinating look at a true American original. Even if you are not a biker it is worth the time.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do not need to be a motorcycle fan to appreciate this museum. The interior is filled with massive, visually stunning displays. Its more than a motorcycle museum; its a history museum and an art collection that happens to emphasize the evolution of an iconic American invention. World War II fans, entrepreneurs, film buffs and fine art enthusiasts will equally... More 

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