Hog Wild: Harley-Davidson Museum Will Open in 2008

The giant Milwaukee complex celebrates 105 years of motorcycle history
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2007 9:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – Elvis may have left the building, but his Harley will be there, along with a custom-built 13 footer dubbed "King Kong," when the Harley-Davidson hall of fame opens in hometown Milwaukee in 2008. The 20-acre museum hopes to draw 350,000 visitors a year, from bus loads of tourists to Harley die-hards on their homemade hogs, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Exhibits will include a century of HD gear and posters, along with technical displays. But it's not all about bikes, offers the museum's director: "Ultimately, the museum tells the authentic stories of people who have made their dreams come true." Milwaukee's dream is to score a attraction as successful as Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Atlanta's Coca-Cola Museum.