Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee

4.7
#1 of 218 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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Harley-Davidson Museum Reviews

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  • We paid $60 to visit the museum. It was a lot of history of Harley Davidson and plenty of classic bikes to see, but I’m not sure what I’m paying for here?! It’s just this is half the cost of an...  more »
  • This Museum has something for everyone, not just those that ride motorcycles. I learned so much about the place motorcycles have played, throughout American history, including contributions to the...  more »
  • Not sure what the bad reviews are about! This is an amazing museum full of history. There are circa 1200 bikes to look at including the first one ever built and I had no idea that Harley provided...  more »
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  • Wow! The museum is AMAZING! We paid extra for the "behind the scenes" tour, & it was well worth it. Everyone there was very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. It was my first visit, going with my wife, her cousin's daughter & her husband from Germany. I went because he is a Harley owner & wanted to see the museum. We are so glad we went for the visit. The exhibits are all very well done & documented, making it easy to follow. We are definitely going back! Don't miss a trip to this attraction!
  • The museum was very informative and the behind the scenes tour was the best part. If you are a huge Harley rider it is absolutely worth the stop. The food at the MOTOR restaurant is top notch as well. Went along on trip to support hubby but am now a Harley rider for life. Great place to visit.
  • O.K. I'm a BIG Harley fan so that probably has something to do with my rating, but that's who most of the visitors to this museum should be. I'm not sure why you would go if you weren't. I feel the museum was very well done. It gave me a greater appreciation of the brand and the history/impact Harley has had in the U.S. It's a shame the brand gets such a bad rap recently. As far as people saying the admission and food is overpriced, I don't get that either. $22 is pretty standard for something like this. I'd expect to pay $15-$20 so I was o.k. with it. Most of the food items are in the $10 - $13 range so not sure what people are complaining about. Do they want fast food prices? The food was very good too! We had the cheeseburger and fries. Very good quality, flavor & portion plus the beer was ice cold. They know bikers love their burgers and beer so they better do it right. A must stop for any Harley owner. Not only is the museum well done, but the entire complex is well designed and offers plenty of picture opportunities.
  • If you are a fan of motorcycles then this is a place that you need to visit. Getting there and parking is very easy. Getting inside I was greeted by some very nice people who told me where how to get around the museum. I followed what they said and had a good time. The museum was divided up into different times in history. I really liked the wartime area. There was a lot of uses for a motorcycle during war that I was not aware of. Take a trip to see the motorcycles of the past and up to today. It will be worth it.
  • Great experience of the Harley history. Large selection of bikes to observe. I end up taking 255 pictures. New models on hand to observe and sit on. Amazing Museum with bar, restaurant and gift store on premises. A must stop for Harley owners.

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