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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

Aug. 23, 2014
The American Road Sampler Series: Route 66

Take a nostalgic journey through the highways and byways of bygone American culture. This three-part series includes talks by noted experts, a walking tour of the American Road exhibit, and complimentary tastes from the road served up by MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant. Held in a special event space within The American Road exhibit, these memorable evenings will inspire you to take to the highway and rediscover the glory of America. Event price includes admission to the Museum. Cash bar at event. Photographer Tom Ferderbar, who studied with Ansel Adams, shares his images of Route 66 from 1947 to the present. Ferderbar’s work is in the Ansel and Virginia Adams collection at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona at Tucson and the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Cash bar: Featuring Drink Specials, Old Fashions and House Made Sodas. Complimentary small bites menu to include: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings, Corn Dog Pops, Burger Sliders & Waffle and Ice Cream. Cocktail sample: Sprecher Hard Root Beer Float

Aug. 28, 2014
Bike Night

Every Thursday Night, 5:00 p.m. Start All bikes unite at the Harley-Davidson Museum.® Grab your bike. Join other riders for music, fun and plenty of eye candy. Enjoy food and drink specials inside and outside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant including MOTOR Bike Night Koozie Special $2 Miller High Life all season long. (Koozies available at The Shop on the Museum campus).

Aug. 28, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014
Custom Bike Show Weekend

The best weekend of the year is back, better than ever. All things customized, all things Harley, all the things that make this the weekend you look forward to every year. They’re all coming back, so start getting ready. From Bike Night kicking things off with a bang on Thursday through the Custom Bike Show awards ceremony wrapping it all up on Sunday afternoon, this will be a weekend to remember. Main event: The H-D Museum Custom Bike Show. One of the biggest bike shows in the U.S., showcasing the best of Harley-Davidson custom culture. Other highlights: 2015 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles on display, custom culture artisans, entertainment, product showcases, plenty of food and thirst-quenching beverages - outside and inside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant. More must-sees: The American Road exhibit at the Museum and The Shop, for H-D-inspired gifts and gear you can only find here.

Sept. 4, 2014
Bike Night

Every Thursday Night, 5:00 p.m. Start All bikes unite at the Harley-Davidson Museum.® Grab your bike. Join other riders for music, fun and plenty of eye candy. Enjoy food and drink specials inside and outside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant including MOTOR Bike Night Koozie Special $2 Miller High Life all season long. (Koozies available at The Shop on the Museum campus).

Sept. 11, 2014
Bike Night

Every Thursday Night, 5:00 p.m. Start All bikes unite at the Harley-Davidson Museum.® Grab your bike. Join other riders for music, fun and plenty of eye candy. Enjoy food and drink specials inside and outside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant including MOTOR Bike Night Koozie Special $2 Miller High Life all season long. (Koozies available at The Shop on the Museum campus).



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