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Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee

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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. To visit Harley-Davidson Museum on your trip to Milwaukee, use our Milwaukee itinerary maker.
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  • Interesting museum as they have lots to see, read, and stories to listen to. We highly recommend spending the extra $4 for the audio headset to hear about various motorcycles, people and other interes...  more »
  • Very good experience. Wonderful history on the motorcycle and how it was founded. We took the audio portion and I highly recommend cause it gives detailed information that is not out there for you to ...  more »
  • This museum outlines the interesting history of HD, and contains some great bikes to look at. I liked the the old WW2 Harley display. Some 'hands-on' displays, too, which are great for kids. My only n...  more »
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  • Had a great time walking around and learning about the history of Harley Davidson. They have some great looking bikes and lots of history to go with them. They actually have the very first bike build. Yes #1 is on display :) I did the behind the scenes tour. Was worth the money. You really get more info and get to see bikes back in the storage area. Unfortunately i did not have the time or funds to do there Steel Toe tour of the factory. Where you get down and dirty on the build floor. Maybe next time :)
  • This museum is about one theme and one theme only: motorbikes. Specifically, Harley-Davidson motorbikes. As such, I didn't think it would be very interesting seeing as I am not a biker. Boy, was I wrong! It is easily one of the best single-theme museums I have been to. (The absolute best IMHO is the Pirate Museum in Nassau, Bahamas!) I enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to going back.
  • Great place for the motorcycle enthusiast and non. Good history lesson on a self guided tour. We purchased the head phones and walked around for 3 hours. It gave me a new appreciation for H.D. Nice gift shop and good food at the bar and grill. Well worth it.
  • Get to see first harley great historical harley davidson motorcyles.
  • Amazing collection of Harley Davidson bikes from over the years, as well as other artifacts from the origins of the company to today. The exhibits are well presented and informative. The staff are passionate about the museum and add to the experience. The museum hosts numerous events throughout the year, adding to the excitement. And space is available for hosting private events.