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Entertainment > Museums > City of Milwaukee > Menomonee Valley > Harley-Davidson Museum

Harley-Davidson Museum [edit]
400 W. Canal St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(877) 436-8738
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The Harley-Davidson Museum opened in July 2008. It is a contemporary building just off the river in downtown Milwaukee that covers 20 acres of land. The outdoor area is free to the public and open 24 hours a day. The indoor Museum has bikes dating back to the early 1900s and other pop culture favorites, such as the motorcycle Elvis Presley purchased days before he became famous with the hit single, Heartbreak Hotel.

Families with children can tailor their visit with the Road Pack program. The Road Pack is available for families to "check out" at the start of the tour and includes tips to help families make the most of their visit. This backpack includes four activities for parents and kids to complete while exploring the Museum exhibits including a motorcycle scavenger hunt.

Along with the Museum exhibits and archives visitors can visit the gift shop, caf, Cafe Racer, and bar/restaurant. Motor, the Museum restaurant, features the best of Wisconsin on its menu including local cheeses, sausages and beers.

Rates: Adults $16, Children (5-17 years) $10 and Children (under 5) are free. Additional discounts are available for military, students and seniors.
Hours: May-October, Monday & Wednesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m.-6 p.m. November-April, weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Located off I-94 in the Menonomee Valley, you'll find the Museum at the crossroads of 6th and Canal Streets.
 
Upcoming events

April 23, 2014 - April 23, 2014
Hope Shining Blue

Hope Shining Blue is an annual event to honor survivors of sexual assault and raise funds for The Healing Center, a Well Community Program of Aurora Health Care dedicated to helping survivors heal and thrive. This fabulous evening of men’s and women’s denim runway fashion, shopping, and art will take place on Denim Day, an international movement which encourages people to wear jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault and promote education and healing. Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Time: 5:30 – 10:00pm Location: The Garage @ Harley-Davidson Museum Attire: Fashion-Forward, Denim Encouraged

May 13, 2014 - May 13, 2014
Driver Recruiting Summit: The Risks & Opportunities of Filling Your Fleet

As the number of unseated trucks grows in the transportation industry, finding new ways to attract and hire drivers is an imperative. This full-day HNI University workshop will feature some of the leading subject matter experts in the transportation industry sharing their insight on the risks and opportunities that come with filling seats. Sessions will cover: -The Quick and Dirty Guide to Employment Law -Best Practices for Your Owner Operator Program -The State of the Owner Operator Landscape -Working With the Next Generation of Talent -Building a Culture That's a Driver Magnet -Q&A Panel Discussion with the Speakers

May 15, 2014 - Sept. 25, 2014
Bike Night

Every Thursday Night, 5:00 p.m. Start All bikes unite at the Harley-Davidson Museum.® Grab your bike. Join other riders for music, fun and plenty of eye candy. Enjoy food and drink specials inside and outside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant including MOTOR Bike Night Koozie Special $2 Miller High Life all season long. (Koozies available at The Shop on the Museum campus).

May 17, 2014
Armed Forces Week Support the Troops Ride

The 2014 Milwaukee Armed Forces Week, to be held Monday, May 12 – Saturday, May 17, invites the public to attend several exciting events throughout the week to show support of our troops. This year’s theme is “Forward with Dignity.” The 11th Annual Support the Troops Ride will take place Saturday, May 17. This day-long event will kick off at 9 a.m. with registration and a complimentary pancake and sausage breakfast at Hal’s Harley-Davidson Dealership, located at 1925 S. Moorland Road in New Berlin. From there, the Support the Troops Ride will begin at 11 a.m. All motorcyclists are welcome. The ride will end at noon with a memorial ceremony at the Harley-Davidson Museum, located at 400 W. Canal Street in Milwaukee. The ceremony will include a 21-gun salute, taps and a wreath laying. The 2014 Milwaukee Armed Forces Week, to be held Monday, May 12 – Saturday, May 17, is a joint effort of the Milwaukee Armed Services Committee, comprised of members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Forces, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard, as well as Milwaukee-area citizens and veterans. Its mission is to increase public understanding of the role of the military in a democratic society as well as honor and acknowledge Milwaukee area men and women serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. For more information, please visit www.milwaukeearmedforcesweek.org and follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.

May 17, 2014
Armed Forces Week Military Display

The 2014 Milwaukee Armed Forces Week, to be held Monday, May 12 – Saturday, May 17, invites the public to attend several exciting events throughout the week to show support of our troops. This year’s theme is “Forward with Dignity.” Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to a military display at the Harley-Davidson Museum, located at 400 W. Canal Street in Milwaukee. Different branches of the military, including the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy, will have weapons, equipment and interactive displays on the museum grounds for attendees to see and touch. This event offers a unique experience to talk with members of the military to learn about their experiences and the challenges they face maintaining our freedom. The 2014 Milwaukee Armed Forces Week, to be held Monday, May 12 – Saturday, May 17, is a joint effort of the Milwaukee Armed Services Committee, comprised of members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Forces, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard, as well as Milwaukee-area citizens and veterans. Its mission is to increase public understanding of the role of the military in a democratic society as well as honor and acknowledge Milwaukee area men and women serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. For more information, please visit www.milwaukeearmedforcesweek.org and follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.



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