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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. 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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  • Wow, what an interesting place this is! This isn't just a showcase of Harley-Davidson's history of motorcycle production. It is a showcase of American history. Information on the company's startup... 
    Wow, what an interesting place this is! This isn't just a showcase of Harley-Davidson's history of motorcycle production. It is a showcase of American history. Information on the company's startup...  more »
  • This was worth the extra drive up to Milwaukee. They have every bike there right back from the beginning. It was so interesting to see the various types of bikes and how they have evolved. Also... 
    This was worth the extra drive up to Milwaukee. They have every bike there right back from the beginning. It was so interesting to see the various types of bikes and how they have evolved. Also...  more »
  • We checked with the museum before visiting and confirmed at checkin if we could take our pet dog into the museum in a bag. They confirmed it was possible and sold us tickets. After walking upstairs....  more
    We checked with the museum before visiting and confirmed at checkin if we could take our pet dog into the museum in a bag. They confirmed it was possible and sold us tickets. After walking upstairs....  more »
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  • This place was awesome! Was so impressed with how much information and how many bikes they had. Does a great job of truly portraying the history of Harley Davidson. Any fan of motorcycles, history, or even if you simply have some time to kill, the place is well worth it and the restaurant across the way isn’t half bad either
  • Being a huge fan and considering these motorcycles world's most sophisticated and beautiful, visiting this museum was the top reason for our day trip from Chicago. I found the entry fee slightly over 20$ reasonable for exhibition spreading on 2 floors and top vault. Museum is well organized. The first floor (where you enter) starts with founding explanations, first models produced, HD role in WWI and WWII as well in almost all public services. Most interesting on the lower floor (ground floor) for me were the custom made and decorated models which are indeed work of art.
  • Very good experience. Unexpectedly huge place. So much history, original blue prints interactive media that will allow you to understand the combustion process, the difference between the twin motors..... amazing. And bar drinks and food were also pretty good. Price per Adult is 22 dollars
  • The Harley-Davidson Museum experience is phenomenal! Whether you are into motorcycles or not, the rich history and beauty of the motorcycles will 100% capture your attention. Chalk full of informative and well thought out displays, you could easily spend hours touring the museum. The entire Harley-Davidson campus is easy to navigate and parking is available on site. This is a bucketlist must see!
  • Amazing museum. Great fun, very informative & interactive, detailed history. A must-visit for Harley-Davidson fans and enthusiasts. Love the bikes displayed chronologically from the first make till the latest one. Best part is that we can touch, feel, sit on some bikes and take photos. The gift shop is good. The outdoor area next to the river is beautiful. We enjoyed our visit very much 😊

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