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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

Sept. 3, 2015 - Sept. 6, 2015
Custom Bike Show Weekend

The Harley-Davidson Museum is always the place to be over Labor Day Weekend, as it hosts its annual Custom Bike Show Weekend event. The 2015 event officially kicks off on Thursday at Bike Night and ends with the Invitational Pro Builder and H-D Museum Custom Bike Show awards on Sunday. In addition to hosting two custom bike shows, the Museum is one of the first places to see the new 2016 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, enjoy the works of custom culture artisans, and visit the special summer exhibit. That’s not all; the weekend is packed with live entertainment, and lots of great food and drink. Just up the highway at Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations, you will be able to take a demo ride on the 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and take a self-guided tour of the facility.

Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015
Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival

Enthusiasts of craft beer and brewing will convene in the heartland of American beer Oct. 23 and 24, 2015, for the first Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival at the nationally renowned Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The festival will feature 50 craft breweries, both national and Wisconsin-based, offering tastings of more than 150 craft beers and ciders (including rare and limited-distribution options), as well as educational classes and events for those who love brewing or want to learn more about it. Beer tasting will be featured in three sessions, first on the evening of Friday, Oct. 23rd, and again on Saturday, Oct. 24th, in the afternoon and evening. Brewing classes will be offered all day Friday, led by some of the top names in the world of brewing.

Nov. 7, 2015 - Nov. 11, 2015
Veterans Day Appreciation

November 7, 8 and 11, 10am-6pm We salute you! On November 7-8, & 11 Harley-Davidson Museum® will offer free Museum entry for all active Military, Veterans and their families*. Harley-Davidson has always been on the front line – right next to the troops. The first American to enter Germany after World War I did so on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Learn more about H-D’s military involvement during the Military Gallery Talks at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant offers a 10% discount for service members every day. *Free entry with valid Military or Veterans ID for 1 additional adult and up to 4 children 18 years old or younger.

 
 


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