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Harley-Davidson Museum [edit]
400 W. Canal St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(877) 436-8738
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The Harley-Davidson Museum opened in July 2008. It is a contemporary building just off the river in downtown Milwaukee that covers 20 acres of land. The outdoor area is free to the public and open 24 hours a day. The indoor Museum has bikes dating back to the early 1900s and other pop culture favorites, such as the motorcycle Elvis Presley purchased days before he became famous with the hit single, Heartbreak Hotel.

Families with children can tailor their visit with the Road Pack program. The Road Pack is available for families to "check out" at the start of the tour and includes tips to help families make the most of their visit. This backpack includes four activities for parents and kids to complete while exploring the Museum exhibits including a motorcycle scavenger hunt.

Along with the Museum exhibits and archives visitors can visit the gift shop, caf, Cafe Racer, and bar/restaurant. Motor, the Museum restaurant, features the best of Wisconsin on its menu including local cheeses, sausages and beers.

Rates: Adults $16, Children (5-17 years) $10 and Children (under 5) are free. Additional discounts are available for military, students and seniors.
Hours: May-October, Monday & Wednesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m.-6 p.m. November-April, weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Located off I-94 in the Menonomee Valley, you'll find the Museum at the crossroads of 6th and Canal Streets.
Upcoming events

Feb. 20, 2015
Mama Tried Pre-Party

Join Mama Tried and the Harley-Davidson Museum for the official Mama Tried Pre-Party Friday, February 20 from 7pm-11pm in The Garage. Kick start the weekend with live music from Trouble and Mount Salem, Miller High Life specials and great company. $10 party admission includes all-day Museum access. Mama Tried is an indoor motorcycle invitational taking place Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22 at 408 West Florida Street, Milwaukee. Mama Tried showcases the most honest, home-built and unusual bikes in the Midwest. On Saturday and Sunday, mention ‘Mama Tried’ and receive a $6 discount off adult Museum admission. Park for free at the Museum and take the complimentary shuttle bus to the Mama Tried show from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

Feb. 21, 2015 - Feb. 22, 2015
unMasKEd! Masquerade Ball

unMasKEd! is a masquerade ball to support mental health awareness. The event will be a two-part evening full of fabulous food, a silent auction, live entertainment and lots of fun. unMasKEd! is open to the general public and offers two different options to participate. The full evening costs $100 per person, and the dessert and dancing ONLY portion of the evening is $40 per person. Costumes are optional but costume masks are obligatory! Proceeds from this event benefit Jewish Family Services, Inc. Since 1867, JFS has provided comprehensive social services for the Milwaukee area Jewish and general community. The mission of JFS is to provide supportive services that will strengthen families, children and individuals throughout the life cycle within the context of their unique needs and traditions.

April 2, 2015 - April 2, 2015
Awear Fashion Show

Join Sojourner Family Peace Center and Milwaukee’s fashion community on Thursday, April 2, 2015 for a night of glitz and glamour! Get a sneak peek of the season’s hottest fashions and help us raise awareness and reveal the truth about domestic violence. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cocktail reception, wine pull, diamond dig, silent and live auctions before an exciting runway fashion show featuring Milwaukee personalities and the area’s most stylish retailers. For more information, call Sojourner at 414.276.1911.

May 14, 2015 - Sept. 24, 2015
Bike Night

All bikes unite at the Harley-Davidson Museum®. Grab your bike. Join other riders for music, fun and plenty of eye candy. Enjoy food and drink specials inside and outside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant including MOTOR Bike Night Koozie Special $2 Miller High Life all season long (Koozies available at The Shop on the Museum campus). Each week is a celebration!

May 16, 2015
Armed Forces Day Celebration

Support our troops. Join with the Milwaukee Armed Services Committee, Hal’s Harley-Davidson and the Harley-Davidson Museum® for Armed Forces Day Celebration and the 12th Annual Support the Troops Ride. Gather at Hal’s Harley-Davidson at 9:00 a.m.; the ride leaves at 11:00 a.m. down to the Harley-Davidson Museum® for a performance by the American Legion Band, a special Armed Forces ceremony and lunch at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant. The H-D Museum® offers a Military ticket every day for $14 for all active, reserve, retired or discharged military service members.


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