Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee

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#1 of 159 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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  • had an event here and it was great. a great addition to Milwaukee and should be visited by all, not just the Harley drivers!  more »
  • While it is a history of Harley Davidson, it’s much more: The development & popularization of motorcycles and reflecting the history of the US from the early 1900’s to the present. Incredible!, This w...  more »
  • Been here a few times with family, friends, and clients from out of town. You really get to see some great bikes and learn some interesting motorcycle history.  more »
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  • Milwaukee is the home of Harley Davidson. No matter what kind of bike you ride, you should always make the effort to go to Harley Fest during the summer. They display every model that they have made through all the years. They have designer bikes roped off for viewing that are magnificent. There is entertainment many great deals on every possible bike accessory clothing and Hardware.
  • The museum itself is great. They utilize the space effectively and have a wide variety of bikes and other memorabilia. They also have the original shop recreated on site, and while you can’t enter the shop, it’s a cool feature. The “garage” event space is spacious and modern. I didn’t like how they had the food and bars set up, they had food stations that weren’t clearly specified and on opposite sides of the space. The food quality was very good. They also had a smore making station which was unique and interesting.
  • So... I had a day to spend before business trip start. I decided to make a bit of a trip to get to Wisconsin. This museum is really amazing, with friendly staff, good priced entry fee and very nice collection of motorcycles - everything from old ones to new. You can even see several very nice custom build Harleys or replica of Easy rider bike and original of Terminator bike. I recommend to visit! Have a great trip
  • Very cool museum! Fun and interesting even for non-Harley people. Good meeting/conference facilities. My last company had a customer appreciation dinner there with a full bar... went over GREAT with customer reps and company staff.. most had never been there and all loved it. Interesting exhibits, rare old bikes and famous ones from movies, events and actors/celebrities... makes it interesting for all visitors. Stop in and enjoy!
  • Hold our annual research retreat here. The team at Harley do an awesome job hosting and helping us execute the day without hitches. The facilities are excellent and the location ideal. Not managed to get to the museum yet but as a large event location I would highly recommend them.
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