“I often hear from planners that they are pleasantly surprised by the
Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee
vibe of the city,” said Marco Bloemendaal, senior vice president of sales,
Visit Milwaukee. “Especially with the number of activities for them to
do and the variety of things to do.”
From iconic Milwaukee buildings, to fun and games, to the city’s
most well-known export—beer—here are some options for nightlife
Harley-Davidson has called Milwaukee home since the company was
founded in 1903. Ten years ago, the Harley-Davidson Museum opened
to showcase artifacts and motorcycles as well as share the company’s
history. The museum is comprised of three buildings and sits on 20
acres along the banks of the Menomonee River.
“This is probably the city’s most well-known venue,” Bloemendaal
said. “Harley-Davidson was founded here; the headquarters is here and
it’s less than one mile from the convention center.”
The museum has multiple indoor and outdoor venues that can
accommodate up to 10,000 guests. According to Bloemendaal, many
groups utilize the outdoor space, like the 41,400-square-foot Found-
er’s Terrace or the nearly 10,000-square-foot Motor’s Patio for evening
events in the warmer months.
In addition to using the venue for nighttime events, special programing is available almost year-round.
“From May through September, the museum’s Bike Night Con-
The Milwaukee region sets itself apart with one-of-a-kind museums, off-site outlets and entertainment offerings. And for groups, the only thing better
cert Series features live music, drink specials and tons of motorcycle
than experiencing these venues during the
day is to do so after the sun goes down.
From breweries to sunset cruises, the metro area lights up with after-hours group options
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BY KATE CRIPE