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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

Oct. 7, 2014 - Oct. 7, 2014
"Cruising to a Home" Fundraiser

Orion Communications, Inc. is combining networking with raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin (RMHC) by hosting a happy hour fundraiser in the Chrome East tent at the Harley Davidson Museum on Oct. 7 from 3-9 p.m. The event will include many fundraising opportunities, drinks, food, and museum admission. There is not a cost to attend the event, but donations to this great cause in advance or at the event are always appreciated. The son of Dan Flaschberger, president of Orion Communications, Inc. was born with cerebral palsy and spent many weeks at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Their family personally knew the endless hours, days, and even weeks that can be spent aside a child at the facility. They were blessed to live in Brookfield and be able to go home to mentally recover, even if for just short moments. Through the many stays at the hospital, while bonding with the other families, Dan was able to witness firsthand the solace that the Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin delivered to other families. Orion Communications, Inc. wants to support the families that are not as fortunate as Dan and his family during the rough years with his son.

Oct. 17, 2014
Good Colors, Bad Decisions with Eric Von Munz

Friday, October 17, 5-9pm The Harley-Davidson Museum® will feature Jack White & Friends, a screen printed rock art show by Eric Von Munz, and a live WMSE 91.7 broadcast with Von Munz in Cafe Racer on October 17. First 50 people will receive a free Von Munz print. Good Colors, Bad Decisions runs through October 31 and is open to the public. Free Friday night Museum admission from 5-9pm; regular Museum admission applies on Saturday.

Oct. 25, 2014 - Oct. 25, 2014
Breath of Life Gala

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014, at the Harley-Davidson Museum in downtown Milwaukee, agents unite to join the Mission Possible Force, and change the future of cystic fibrosis (CF). The night’s mission: raise funds to help eliminate CF. Our target: a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems in 30,000 children and adults in the United States. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective gene. “Agents” will be treated to a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a sit-down dinner, live auction and program, and dessert and dancing. But don’t be mistaken, the evening will be far from ordinary. Net proceeds will go toward supporting our mission: to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

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 Museum® 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 Museum® 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.

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