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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

June 4, 2016 - June 4, 2016
MEET RACING LEGENDS SCOTT PARKER & JAY SPRINGSTEEN

MEET RACING LEGENDS SCOTT PARKER & JAY SPRINGSTEEN June 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Meet Harley-Davidson racing legends Scott Parker and Jay Springsteen at the H-D Museum. Hear stories from the track, get autographs, and explore the exhibit, Racing Machines from the KR to the XR. Museum admission is included in ticket price. Tickets at 414-287-2784

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.

July 7, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Wild Ones Weekend

Come enjoy a Wild Ones Weekend at the H-D Museum® starting with Bike Night and ending with a real 1940’s Motorcycle Rally. The 14th Annual Knucklehead Company Reunion hosts an Antique Motorcycle Ride In Show, the AMCA Badger Heritage Chapter hosts authentic Motorcycle Field Games (slow race, plank ride, etc.) and other entertainment like the MKE Police Department Motorcycle Unit Skills Demonstrations featured throughout the day. All this and more celebrating our motorcycle heritage with vintage style.

Sept. 1, 2016 - Sept. 4, 2016
Milwaukee Rally and Custom Bike Show

Custom culture lives at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Don’t miss the biggest party of the summer over Labor Day Weekend, as the Museum hosts its annual Custom Bike Show. In addition to hosting two custom bike shows, the Museum is one of the first places to see the new 2016 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles at the new product trailer, enjoy the works of custom culture artisans, and visit the special summer exhibit before it closes on September 5. That’s not all; the weekend is packed with live entertainment, and lots of great food and drink. The Milwaukee Rally officially kicks off on Thursday, September 1, at Bike Night. All bikes unite at the Harley-Davidson Museum® to kick off the biggest party Labor Day weekend. Grab your bike. Join other riders for music, fun and plenty of eye candy.

Nov. 10, 2016
Celebrating G.I.R.L.S.

We are pleased to announce the return of one of our favorite events, Celebrating G.I.R.L.S. Young ladies from the clubs all across Milwaukee will be attending the event and sharing with event attendees their previous accomplishments and hopes for the future. This is a great opportunity to meet the brilliant and talented girls who make up our clubs. Last year, Celebrating G.I.R.L.S. raised over $255,000 in funds to continue to support programming, initiatives and opportunities for our girls. We are looking forward to another inspirational evening.



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