Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee

4.7
#1 of 208 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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  • The motorcyle history here is amazing. there is so much to learn. I would recomind to anyone to visit.  more »
  • We had a great visit at this museum last weekend. They have varied exhibits covering the gamut from the history of the HD motorcycle, to design, racing, WWII motorcycles, and many unique bikes. It is ...  more »
  • An amazing look at history through a different lens. It was cool to see how the bikes shaped America. There was a great interactive area where you could sit on some motorcycles and outside they had an...  more »
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  • Although I’m not a motorcycle enthusiast, my husband is and I have to say this building is an industrial marvel. The building itself is beautiful and very fitting for what waits inside! The exhibitions are fascinating from a historical viewpoint, from the humble beginnings to the worldwide fascination with all things Harley-Davidson! The various exhibitions will keep the visitors enthralled for several hours! Very clean, well kept, and visually stunning!
  • What an experience! A very tastefully orchestrated ambiance and display. It was very enlightening and educational. Big enough but not over done. It has a good flow with plenty of resting areas. I will be back again.
  • We visited on our multiple state motorcycle road trip and the staff was mice and helpful as well as very knowledgeable. Thanks for the great memories. Lots of extra questions about my brothers service dog but you gotta do what you gotta do. The exhibit has not changed much in the last few years but not sure if it could?
  • Lots of Harley memories! Love Harley’s....you will love this place! The restaurant across from the museum had the best grilled cheese (3 kinds of real cheese) ever! Don’t get the margaritas , they cost more than my sandwich and fries and could not taste or feel any alcohol.
  • I visited the venue for a wedding. It was a spectacular wedding with views of the water and it was held on lush green grass. The ONLY negative wad the roaring of the Harley bikes from customers visiting the restaurant. Hence the four star rating and not a five. The reception venue was decorated beautifully and the wait staff was courteous and very attentive. The food was great but the view and the privacy the venue provided was perfect for this occasion. I would recommend this venue for anyone planning an event.
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