20 Reasons We Love Wisconsin
Harley-Davidson Museum and factory
Opened in 2008, Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Museum is a must-see for riders and a worth-the-trip spot for the curious. It tells the story of a scrappy Milwaukee company that began in 1903 as a motorcycle innovator and has evolved into a brand that embodies the feeling of wind in your hair. Hands-on exhibits let gearheads tinker with old engines, a Rebels and Outlaws display shows how riders gained that rep, and a movie room lets you board one of 10 Harleys and "ride" along Midwest farms and rivers. (877) 436-8738; h-dmuseum.com
Motorcycle fans also can take a free one-hour tour of the Harley-Davidson Factory in Menomonee Falls (20 miles northwest of Milwaukee); you'll see power trains being assembled and tested.