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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. 19, 2016
Mama Tried Pre-Party

Join Mama Tried and the Harley-Davidson Museum® for the official Mama Tried Pre-Party featuring an album release show by psychedelic doom rockers, Moon Curse, with opening set by indie-rock quartet, Whips. Pre-Party concert tickets are $10 and are available for purchase online, by phone at (877) 436-8738 or in the Museum lobby. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged. Museum Admission Offer Mention “Mama Tried” when purchasing Museum admission tickets Friday, February 19 – Monday, February 22 in the Museum lobby and receive $6 off an adult Museum admission. (No cash value/not valid on previous purchases/adult admission only) Transportation Park at the H-D Museum all weekend and hop on the complimentary shuttle bus in front of The Shop to the Flat Out Friday event and the Mama Tried motorcycle show or receive your first ride free up to $20 with Uber. New Uber users only. Friday from 4 – 10 pm with shuttle loop from the Museum to the UW Panther Arena (400 W. Kilbourn Ave.) Saturday from 10 am – 10 pm with shuttle loop from the Museum to the Mama Tried show (148 S. 2nd St.) Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm with shuttle loop from the Museum to the Mama Tried show (148 S. 2nd St.)

Feb. 20, 2016 - Feb. 21, 2016
unMasKEd!...A Masquerade Ball To Support Mental Health awareness

The public is invited to Jewish Family Services’ (JFS) second-annual event to “unmask” the stigma of mental illness, unMasKEd!...a Masquerade Ball to Support Mental Health Awareness. This exciting two-part evening will be held at The Garage at The Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, on Saturday, February 20. Costumes are optional, but masks are mandatory! UnMasKEd! has two parts: All Nite from 7:00pm to midnight includes hors d’oeuvres and dessert stations, a silent auction, a Maskerade contest, live entertainment by Dead Man’s Carnival-- a Milwaukee based Vaudevillian, Circus, & Burlesque show--and dancing to a DJ set by Milwaukee Airwaves. The second half of the evening, Late Nite, will be from 9:00pm-midnight and includes dessert stations, dancing to the DJ and more. All Nite tickets are $95 per person, and Late Nite tickets are $40 per person. Both options include access to a cash bar and an event goodie bag. For more information, visit www.unmaskedevent.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unmaskedMKE. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by mental disorders at some point in their lives, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. In the JFS state-licensed outpatient mental health clinic, our clinical staff offers results-oriented therapy to those struggling with mental illness or issues such as grief, divorce, domestic violence, anxiety and depression. Proceeds from unMasKEd! allow JFS to provide mental health services to those who cannot afford to pay. Since 1867, JFS has provided comprehensive social services to the Milwaukee area Jewish and general community. Our mission is to provide supportive services that strengthen families, children and individuals throughout the life cycle within the context of their unique needs and traditions regardless of race, religion, lifestyle or income.

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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