Visiting The Harley Davidson Museum

Clarence SchreiberStarred Page By Clarence Schreiber, 25th May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The Harley Davidson Museum was built for the people who enjoys riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, enjoys watching them and the history about the Harley Davidson Company overall. Anyone who enjoys history and checking out early motorcycles that was made by the company should enjoy checking out this awesome museum.

About The Museum

The Harley Davidson Museum sits on 20 acres of land on the east side of the Menomonee Valley on 6th and West Canal Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Harley Davidson Museum built for everyone young and old to come and visit and to scroll though the history of a company that made motorcycles and made Milwaukee home. Learn about the company by checking out all the different motorcycles and other memorabilia that was ever built by Harley Davidson. You also learn about the history about the company by reading and taking a guided tour about all the history and everything that they went through over the company's 110 year history.

Different Exhibits

Some of the exhibits of different artifacts like the the different types of motors that was used for different bikes from the history of Harley Davidson are on display to show to the visitors that comes to the museum. There are also pictures of the company owners and other types of products they did and used over the years are also on display. Harley Davidson also made boats for a short time while and a couple of those boats are also on display in the museum. Some of other things that are being displayed at the museum are different types of gas tanks that were made and used for the different bikes. There are so many different displays it is hard to mention them all in this article.

U.S. Government Motorcycles

Some of the motorcycles that you will see at the museum some of the government contract cycles that they have built. One of the major contracts the Harley had received was from United Stated Government. The company had made different types of motorcycles for the government. Some of the bikes was made for the army that were used in the war and non war purposes and other motorcycles that Harley had made was also used for delivering mail for the United States Post Office, one of the bikes that is now shown above in what they used for delivering mail.

Local Government Motorcycles

Even local governments like Milwaukee and Chicago to name a few, had contracted Harley Davidson for making different types of motorcycles for the police department, so that they could use those for patrolling the streets. The trike cycle shown above picture (the blue motorcycle) was one of the bikes used for patrols besides the standard two-wheel motorcycles.

Racing Bikes

Another type for motorcycle that you will see at the museum are the ones that used for racing. Years ago in the history of the company the Harley Davidson had made different racing bikes and sponsored people who ridden the motorcycles. As show in the picture above the one of the types of bikes that they had made for racing. Some of the bikes at the time had speeds that could have reached 120 miles per hour.

Motor Bar And Restaurant

When you do get hungry and want to get a bit to eat during your visit of the museum you can go to the restaurant called Motor Bar and Restaurant and get yourself an awesome meal. Don't forget to order a dessert to top off your meal. Motor Bar and Restaurant is an awesome place to food and relax before finishing up your visit at the museum. They serve some of the best food and drinks at this restaurant. Inside the restaurant has displays of some of the interesting Harley memorabilia. The restaurant is open seven days a week for general public.

Gift Shop

Before you leave the museum, don't forget to go visit the gift shop, which is called "The Shop" to get your latest Harley Davidson gear. Some of the things that you can find at the gift shop are shirts, drinking glasses, jackets, purses and so much more, that it is hard to mention them all here in this article. They do have an excellent variety of different types of things for all men, women and children alike.

Tour And Field Trips

At the Harley Davidson Museum offers field trips for school outings and tours for the people who would like to see and to enjoy the behind the scene of what goes on at the museum. For more information about the tours and field trips you might contact the Harley Davidson Museum.

Final Thoughts

My wife and I had went through this museum and it was awesome. You might want to take a few days in order to see everything in this museum. They do let people bring their cameras and take pictures during your visit through the museum.

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Harley Davidson, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Harley Davidson Museum, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Historic, History, Museum

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
I live in the Upper Midwest and I enjoy collecting sports cards, history to name a few. Some of the things that I like to write about varies bio on people, television stations, places and more.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th May 2013 (#)

Fascinating article, Clarence, about a true American institution. Great star page.

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author avatar Oscar Crawford Media
25th May 2013 (#)

Harley Rules!

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author avatar Retired
25th May 2013 (#)

VERY interesting! Great work!

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
25th May 2013 (#)

Thank you Steve for your moderation and comment. Thank you for giving the article a star page. It was fun doing this article.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
25th May 2013 (#)

Thank you to Oscar and Denise for your comments as well.

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author avatar Creativepro
25th May 2013 (#)

That's really cool..

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author avatar Terry Trainor
25th May 2013 (#)

Better get my biking boots out. Great read my friend.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th May 2013 (#)

Yes, a most fascinating article Clarence ..glad I am to see you again...

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
25th May 2013 (#)

Thank you cnwriter. I am glad to be back. My home away from home

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author avatar simplyoj
26th May 2013 (#)

Thanks for sharing, these are great photos.

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author avatar Songbird B
28th May 2013 (#)

Really enjoyable read considering I am not even into motorbikes Clarence, so just showed how great this article was! Excellent presentation my friend and so well deserving of Star page..\0/x

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author avatar philpalm
2nd Jun 2013 (#)

This was a pretty general article on the visiting of the HD museum. I wonder how you and your wife decided to visit this museum?

The hanging lightbulb sort of decoration is becoming popular in Los Angeles. I suppose you know about that trend too?

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
2nd Jun 2013 (#)

philpalm My wife and I both wanted to go to this museum since it opened. The admission prices was about either $16 or $18 dollars, but I has won a couple of tickets from my full time job during our Christmas party. We went and enjoyed ourselves and we were happy that went there. If we did have to pay it would of been worth every pennt spent on them.

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author avatar Mike Robbers
2nd Jun 2013 (#)

Excellent article about a fascinating museum. I really enjoyed the photos of the exhibition as well.

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