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Harley-Davidson 105th Celebration Guide to Milwaukee

On the shores of LakeMichigan, a half-block from downtown’s stately offices, isa winged white mast- an addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum that is one of the moststriking architectural statements in America. The Springsteen andFoo-Fighter concerts during the Harley-Davidson 105th AnniversaryCelebration will be staged nearby at a concert area dubbed the”Roadhouse at the Lakefront.”Nearly 105 years in the making, the Harley-Davidson Museum,located on 20 acres of riverfront property near downtown Milwaukee,opened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 12. Personalizedmessages created by individuals worldwide can be read on the Livingthe Legend rivets on walls and at the plazas.Milwaukee Fact SheetHarley-Davidson Motorcycles havebeen manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1903. The companyand city have both grown considerably since then. Milwaukee,situated on 10.2 miles of lake shoreline, has a population of justover 600,000. The city known for beer, brats and motorcycles hasalso become known for its hip riverwalk district, archetecture andart museum.The old warehouses down on the Milwaukee River have beentransformed into art galleries, theaters, brewpubs and a hip museumof advertising design.This area, and other neighborhoods thoughout Milwaukee will hostfour days of entertainment, street parties and concerts during theHarley-Davidson 105th Anniversary Celebration, Aug. 27 to 31,2008.More than 6,000 Harley-Davidson employeesworldwide signed this 2003 Harley-Davidson Electric glide withsidecar to mark the company’s 100th Anniversary.A motorcycle representing every year is on displayat the Harley-Davidson Museum, riverside at 400 Canal Street. Thegrassy property surrounding the museum contains 700 trees,providing a beautiful gathering place along the Milwaukee Riverthat includes free parking and is open 24 hours daily. The 20-acreproperty is also home to a restaurant, cafe, retail store andindoor-outdoor event spaces.MILWAUKEE IN THENEWS:Just north of Milwaukee is one of the 10 Hippest Hotels inthe world according to GQ magazine. Here is what GQ had to sayabout The American Club:

Chances are you’re not searchingfor America’s finest bathrooms when you consider vacationdwellings. you should be. That way you’d end up at the AmericanClub. Built in 1918 as a dormitory for immigrant factory workerswho came here to make, well, porcelain facilities, it has become,over the past two decades, one of the finest golf resorts in theworld.

The Club offers four immaculate PeteDye-designed courses, including the rugged Whistling Straits, homeof the 2004 PGA Championship. The water is Lake Michigan, and no,you can’t see across it, which makes it as good as the ocean.Bluer, too. Caddies imported from Ireland with handicaps lower thanyours, a nice flock of black-faced sheep on the course forverisimilitude, sand dunes, beaches, sand traps you can’t seeout of-the best links-style golf this side ofCarnoustie.

When you’ve finished your round,join the wife for a couple’s massage and cavort in every coppertub, shower, whirlpool and waterfall Kohler Co. makes. The resortalso offers a “golfer’s foot renewal,” whichyou’ll need because you’ll be walking a good deal. No cartsallowed.Website:Destination Kohler.Summerfest Concert Grounds – Learn more aboutthe 75-acre Summerfest concert grounds, where Harley-Davidson willstage 19 concerts during the 105th Anniversary Celebration.Summerfest plays host to a million music lovers every year in Julyduring the 11-daySummerfest in Milwaukee.Milwaukee’s Rock ‘n Roll Hotel -Milwaukee’s Comfort Inn and Suites (formerly the Park East) wasone of five hotels from across the United States that was listed ina July 9, 2006 New YorkTimes story about Rock ‘n Roll hotels, a loose network ofhotels that are frequented by musicians.New York Times: Rock ‘n Roll Hotels For a NewGeneration.Comfort Inn and Suites/DowntownLakeshore, 916 East State Street, Milwaukee, (414) 276-8800-Comfort Inn – Downtown Lakeshore.Bikeweek RelatedArticles:- Concert and entertainment schedulesHarley-Davidson’s 105thAnniversary Celebration, August 2008- go inside the new Harley-DavidsonMuseumJeff Bartucci’s PhotoEssay (51 pictures) of New HD Museum.- On sale now, a collection of music by the 105thmusiciansHarley-Davidson 105thAnniversary “Icons Rock” MusicCollection

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