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Old 08-12-2018, 08:37 PM
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Taking a trip to the Harley Museum, Aug. 23-28. Will be leaving from southern Illinois. Looking for recommendations on lodging near the museum, things to see or do, taking the ferry across Lake Michigan. Any input from past trips would be appreciated.
 
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Taking a trip to the Harley Museum, Aug. 23-28. Will be leaving from southern Illinois. Looking for recommendations on lodging near the museum, things to see or do, taking the ferry across Lake Michigan. Any input from past trips would be appreciated.
Pictures! Take lots and lots of pictures. It's hard to really see and read everything in a day. They actually encourage taking pictures while there.
 
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zaffiro's pizza on farwell st. is the first place we go when we're in milwaukee. cracker crust at it's finest.
 
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Stay an extra day and enjoy the thousands of bikes that will be rolling into town on Wednesday for the 115th rally.
 
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For location you cannot beat the Iron Horse hotel. Walking distance to the museum, covered parking for bikes, washing station etc. A bit pricey but it's a great place to stay.
 
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I recommend anyone coming for the 115th, avoid riding in the Downtown Milwaukee area. There is a new tracked street car which has metal tracks flush with the road surface. The gaps along the rails are wide enough to trap a cycle tire and cause a crash. It's happened already where a rider was seriously injured. These tracks are only a few blocks north of the HD Museum. If you find yourself in that area and need to pass over the rails, cross at as much of a right angle as possible.

Here's a map. The tracks are highlighted in blue

 
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Originally Posted by tnriverluver View Post
Pictures! Take lots and lots of pictures. It's hard to really see and read everything in a day. They actually encourage taking pictures while there.
I agree with that. I felt like we didn't have enough time, and we were rushing through it.
 
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