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BRIEF: Travel smart: A Harley and the open road

June 8, 2014

By Ellen Creager, Detroit Free Press



June 08--Road trip! That's the siren call for Harley riders and so many others who want more from the open road than a predictable vacation.

On June 15, the exhibit "The American Road" opens at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

It shows the evolution of leisure travel from the early vacation trip in the 1930s to the golden era of family road trips in the 1950s and '60s, to the pop-culture, iconic road trips of today. Meandering on a country road or highway is not just a drive but an American expression of freedom, the exhibit shows, through travel artifacts, photographs and gleaming motorcycles.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 1; entrance is free with museum admission ($18; $12 military, students and people 65 and up; $10 ages 5-17; under 5 free). The museum is at 400 W. Canal, Milwaukee; www.h-dmuseum.com, 414-287-2789.

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