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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

May 5, 2016 - May 5, 2016
Feast for the Senses Event

The Feast for the Senses event was founded 13 years ago by a group of dedicated mothers to honor our smallest treasures, the visually impaired children who have received services through our children’s program, and to ensure that future services will always be available. This year’s event will highlight the personal experiences and testaments to Vision Forward’s mission with a heartfelt video presentation, featuring the moms who started this event and the children who are currently receiving services. All money raised from this event will be used to support the mission of empowering, educating and enhancing the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss. At Vision Forward, we provide the opportunities necessary to help children reach their full potential. We teach parents ways to support their child, encourage self-reliance and foster strength so that children who are blind and visually impaired can achieve the same success as their sighted peers.

May 8, 2016
Mother’s Day Brunch & Free H-D Museum Admission for Mom

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in Rumble at the H-D Museum 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in the H-D Museum Celebrate the most important woman in your life – MOM. Your mother has always been there for you, now it’s your turn to return the favor. Give her an unforgettable day at the Harley-Davidson Museum® with brunch in Rumble and free Museum admission*. Brunch reservations are 34.95 for adults, 14.95 for kids (6-17), and free for kids 5 and under. Call (414) 287-2778 for brunch reservations. Surprise Mom with a unique gift from The Shop – gift wrapping and delivery to your table or Museum lobby is included with purchase. Call a personal shopping assistant in The Shop at (414) 287-2770 or stop by to find the perfect Mother’s Day present. * Free admission for mothers with the purchase of an adult admission.

May 12, 2016 - Sept. 22, 2016
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 Lite all season long (Koozies available at The Shop on the Museum campus). Each week is a celebration!

May 14, 2016
Brewtown Rumble Pre-Party

The Brewtown Rumble, a vintage motorcycle show and street party, is back for its second year featuring music, food, vendors and more. Kick off the Brewtown Rumble motorcycle show with the official pre-party at the Harley-Davidson Museum on Saturday, May 14 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Pre-Party, in the motorcycle plaza, is open to all fans of motorcycles and is sure to be a good time. Register your bike for the show, check out bike displays, reconnect with good friends, and catch a glimpse of the post-apocalyptic Milwaukee Mad Max Run. More info on the Brewtown Rumble motorcycle show at www.brewtownrumble.com.

June 17, 2016 - Sept. 5, 2016
Drag Racing: America’s Fast Time

Go under the hood with mind-blowing mad scientists of speed to see just how much blood, sweat and elbow grease hot rodders pour into their machines – two wheels or four – in their race against time. See the sport make tracks from its humble beginnings on darkened streets to the bright lights of the winner’s circle as the need for speed permeated pop culture.



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