Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee

4.6
#1 of 108 in Museums in Wisconsin
See the first Harley ever produced and the bike that Arnold Schwarzenegger rode in "Terminator 2" at Harley-Davidson Museum. The museum showcases the history of the iconic brand and the distinctive Harley culture. The Harley-Davidson timeline features a procession of notable models, from the earliest days to the present. The first Harley, Serial Number One, is the crown jewel of the collection. You can also see learn about the bike customization culture, design your own bike, and enjoy other activities for both kids and adults. The museum often organizes special events and exhibits, so check the website before your visit. Take a look at our Milwaukee attractions planning tool to schedule your visit to Harley-Davidson Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • this place is a must if you love your Harley Davidson. Home of the first Harley ever built, great for the enthusiast, very informative on the history of Harley. Some great famous bikes to see as well....  more »
  • I visited here with a colleague who owns a Harley and was excited to get a chance to visit this museum. Overall we were both underwhelmed. They do have a lot of different bikes on display, along with ...  more »
  • The Harley-Davidson Museum is the most awesome and up to date on anything Harley. You need to go here just to see all of the stuff they have. Amazing! Bucket list. See Evel Knievel’s bike!  more »
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  • Good experience. Every vintage bike is here to view. Only disappointed there weren't may references to women in motorcycle / racing. Dot Robinson to name one. Women like to visit Museums too, would be nice to be represented.
  • The museum is amazing, they have every bike in there and lots of history, plan at least 2 hours. Didn't do the audio tour so not sure if it would be worth the extra money or not, ate at the restaurant on site, a little pricey but excellent meal.
  • Awesome experience. The campus is gorgeous. Tickets were very reasonably priced. The exhibits were very interesting. Could easily spend a whole day if you wanted.
  • I am not a motorcycle enthusiast in any way but the Harley Museum was a great experience. Although Harley Davidson is a corporation, I never felt like I was being sold anything. Instead I got to see a piece of American history grow and develop over time. Highlights include: the oldest Harley, bikes from WW2, The terminator bike, and more.
  • As a tourist I met a HOG for the first time... They're all so much of what you expect. Milwaukee has the Harley museum​ which is definitely a must see. It's a 20$ entry with an additional 4 bucks for the audio tour. Take it!?!

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