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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. 28, 2014
Black Friday Beerfest

Forget the Mall. The best way to spend Black Friday is with great friends and your favorite craft brews at the Harley-Davidson Museum on Friday, November 28. Sample a variety of beers from IPAs to ciders from many of the Midwest region’s best craft breweries. General admission public tickets are $30 and go on sale November 1. VIP admission tickets are $55 and include an entry time of 3:00 p.m., $10 Museum campus gift card, can koozie, bottle opener, snacks, and Museum ticket. Purchase tickets online or call (414) 287-2789.

Dec. 3, 2014
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Conference

Our conference is the largest gathering of business leaders interested in sustainability. This year our keynote speaker will be Matt Levatich, President of Harley Davidson, talking about Harley Davidson’s sustainability journey. In addition, we offer a total of eight breakout sessions, from which attendees can choose two, detailing specifics of how companies are working toward their missions of sustainability. Five University of Wisconsin-Madison students plan the Conference under the Executive Director Tom Eggert. In addition, after the event the planning team purchases carbon offsets to truly make this a sustainable conference!

Jan. 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015
(P)ART

(P)ART showcases 29 carefully staged and artistic photographs dating as early as 1912 that highlight the style of legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts. Used in advertisements, catalogs, manuals, and in other company publications, these parts are sculptural forms that illustrate Harley-Davidson’s early commitment to the form and function of a motorcycle.

Feb. 20, 2015
Mama Tried Pre-Party

Join Mama Tried and the Harley-Davidson Museum for the official Mama Tried Pre-Party Friday, February 20 from 7pm-11pm in The Garage. Kick start the weekend with live music from Trouble and Mount Salem, Miller High Life specials and great company. $10 party admission includes all-day Museum access. Mama Tried is an indoor motorcycle invitational taking place Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22 at 408 West Florida Street, Milwaukee. Mama Tried showcases the most honest, home-built and unusual bikes in the Midwest. On Saturday and Sunday, mention ‘Mama Tried’ and receive a $6 discount off adult Museum admission. Park for free at the Museum and take the complimentary shuttle bus to the Mama Tried show from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

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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