Harley-Davidson Museum Announces Grand Opening Date

July 1 2008

Nearly 105 years in the making, the 130,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson Museum™ will open its doors to the public on Saturday, July 12. Grand Opening festivities will kick off with a Harley-Davidson®-style ceremony at 10:00 a.m., and will continue throughout the weekend.

• Walk through a variety of exhibits that tell the stories of the extraordinary people, products, history, and culture of Harley-Davidson. In addition to the fantastic motorcycle collection, stories will be told through a variety of media – including photographs, videos, apparel, rare documents, and other fascinating artifacts.

• Peek into a portion of the archives that have never before been open to the public, and which are the home base to more than 450 motorcycles, as well as hundreds of thousands of artifacts that the Archives team have compiled.

• Read the various personalized messages created by individuals worldwide on the Living the Legend rivets (located on the Living the Legend walls and plazas).

• Grab a meal or snack from the on-site restaurant and café.

• Stroll around the 20-acre Museum site, enjoy the riverwalk, or just sit back along the waterfront while taking in the Milwaukee skyline.

• Check out the unique Museum-inspired items at the Retail Store.

• Examine the industrial architecture and attention to detail found both inside and outside of the Museum’s three buildings.

A majority of the Museum tickets for the Grand Opening weekend and other dates went on sale online at www.h-dmuseum.com/tickets on Tuesday, May 20. The balance will be available for on-site sales during the Grand Opening weekend where visitors to the Museum at that time will be able to enjoy watching a bike-build and a tattoo artist at work, and also listen to live music on the 20-acre park-like grounds.

Museum tickets are no longer available during the Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary Celebration, August 28 to 31, 2008. Tickets for this period to the Museum have been distributed via a lottery system to those who purchased their 105th Anniversary Celebration ticket packages before November 30, 2007. Those who are planning to come to Milwaukee during the 105th Anniversary and who do not have a Museum ticket will be able to enjoy the Museum grounds or can visit the Museum exhibits before and after the Labour Day weekend.

The Harley-Davidson Museum, located at the intersection of Sixth and Canal Streets in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley, will be open 364 days a year.

General admission tickets to tour the Museum are $16 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $10 for children (ages 5 to 17 years), and free for children under 5 years of age with an accompanying adult. Please visit www.h-dmuseum.com for additional updates on group sales and tour information. Access to the Harley-Davidson Museum grounds will be available to the public, free of charge, 24-hours a day.

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