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Entertainment > Museums > City of Milwaukee > Menomonee Valley > Harley-Davidson Museum

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

Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 11, 2014
Veterans Day Appreciation

Saturday, November 8-Sunday, November 9 & Tuesday, November 11 We salute you! On November 8-9, & 11 Harley-Davidson MuseumŽ will offer free Museum entry for Military and their families. The Disabled American Veterans mobile service unit will be at the H-D Museum Saturday, November 8 from 10am-6pm providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service. Free entry with valid Military ID for 1 additional adult and up to 4 children 18 years old or younger.

Nov. 15, 2014
Rock the Rumble IV with Guitars for Vets

The Harley-Davidson MuseumŽ and Guitars for Vets will host Rock the Rumble IV, a benefit rock concert featuring DoryDrive, The Black Saints and the Guitars for Vets band - FNG, to raise funds and awareness for G4V. This non-profit organization enhances the lives of ailing and injured military Veterans by providing them with free guitars and music instruction. The benefit will include an on-site auction featuring a variety of guitars and other items. Presale admission is $10, day of admission is $15. Rock the Rumble IV admission includes H-D Museum access on November 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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.

 
 


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