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Harley-Davidson Museum is coming to Milwaukee, Wis.

It’s been in the works for years, but the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee will finally throw its doors open to the public with a grand opening celebration July 12. The 130,000-square-foot museum is situated on 20 acres and will feature more than 450 motorcycles. The grand opening festivities include a custom bike build, a tattoo artist, live music and dining at the museum’s restaurant and cafe. (Harley-Davidson Museum)
To create the replica 1920s board track, each board was cut, bent, curved and installed individually. The exhibit will feature rare footage of actual board track racers in action and a large collection of authentic racing and personal memorabilia from the Wrecking Crew. (Harley-Davidson Museum)
Workers assemble a replica 1920s board track, the first exhibit to be installed in the Harley-Davidson Museum. A popular pastime, board track racing was quickly outlawed because of its dangers. Racers traveled around oil-slicked tracks banking 45 degree angled curves at 120 miles per hour on brakeless motorcycles.  (Harley-Davidson Museum)
The Harley-Davidson Museum will feature the “King Kong” motorcycle, built by a former Harley-Davidson dealer and enthusiast in Pennsylvania. It is 13-feet long, and is powered by two v-twin “Knucklehead” engines.  (Harley-Davidson Archives)
Elvis Presley’s 1956 Model KH is one of more than 450 motorcycles in the museum’s collection. (Harley-Davidson Archives)
Living the Legend rivets purchased by Harley-Davidson enthusiasts will be featured on one wall of the museum. (Harley-Davidson Museum)
The Living the Legend rivets can be customized with a name and personal statement. (Harley-Davidson Museum)
The museum is offering five levels of membership which include unlimited visits to the museum and other perks depending on the level of membership purchased. (Harley-Davidson Museum)