Legends come to life

Motorcycles, yes. But Harley-Davidson is so much more. See how far our world reaches.



Originally on display July 10 - September 6, 2010

“The people don’t come to see me die. They come to see me defy death.” — Evel Knievel

Death-defying feats have fascinated mankind for centuries. From sword-swallowers to human cannonballs, the daredevils of history have risked life and limb to draw a crowd. Few performers gained lasting fame. But in the 1970s a motorcycle-jumping stuntman from Butte, Montana vaulted this tradition from its sideshow origins to unthinkable heights of popularity and influence.

Evel Knievel made the leap from rural county fairs to sold-out stadiums through a unique combination of bravado, determination, and promotional genius. He invented himself and his business, jumping, crashing, and miraculously recovering to promise even more unbelievable acts to come. A generation of kids grew up transfixed by his televised exploits, imitating his stunts on bicycles and with Evel Knievel toys. Decades after Evel hung up his red-white-and-blue cape, his legacy lives on in the young athletes who have taken extreme sports to mainstream acceptance.

Now At The Museum

Program and Tours

Calendar Of Events

Steel Toe Tour
January 24

Steel Toe Tour
January 29

Steel Toe Tour
January 31

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Adult $20
Senior (age 65+) $14
US Military (w/ID) $14
Student (w/ID) $14
Child (age 5-17) $10
Child under 5 Free
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May-September - Daily: 9am-6pm
(Thursday, 9am-8pm)
October-April - Daily: 10am-6pm
(Thursday, 10am-8pm)

Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
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