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“A collection of the finest automobiles” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blackhawk Museum

Blackhawk Museum
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Danville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Since opening in August 1988, Blackhawk Museums has displayed classic automobiles and myriad exhibitions exemplifying art, technology and history. Local students, residents and international visitors enjoy educational presentations, cultural programs and volunteer opportunities. Since the beginning it has been home to the Blackhawk Automotive Museum with over 55 vintage, classic, rare and sports automobiles on display. These automobiles are regarded as works of art and range from the dawn of the motoring age through the 1960's. In 2015, a new exhibition, The Spirit of the Old West opened, telling the story of the western frontier from the perspective of both the Native Americans and the settlers before, during and after the expansion west. The exhibition features authentic artifacts from the period, a large diorama depicting key historic moments, scenes of wildlife from the frontier and other elements that bring the past to life. Other exhibitions on display include the Wheelchair Foundation Gallery and an exhibition of Juke Boxes from the Golden Age and vintage oil pumps.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Danville, California
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181 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A collection of the finest automobiles”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012 via mobile

This is a must see and you need to see it more then once. I've gone multiple times over the last 10 years and each time is see more and live to share it with others in my family. My daughter who is 16 took her boyfriend and they loved it. Read all the placques and don't rush.

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Stuart, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012 via mobile

For anyone interested in cars and you're in the San Francisco area this is a must see. It's located at the end of a mall and it seems to be a big secret! My husband and I were the only 2 people walking around. Don't get me wrong - for us it was fantastic - we don't like big crowds!
The collection was amazing, one car being nicer than the next. It was an excellent collection of vintage cars all in pristine condition, each with a nice description of it's history, some listing past owners. If we're ever back in the area we would be sure to visit this museum again!

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Olivehurst, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Really nice place...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

Not just the cars themselves, which are pretty spectacular, but the building and the layout of the exhibits help create an air of "special".

Visited November 2011
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Danville, California
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39 reviews
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“Car lover's dream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

A fun place to take in the sight of mint condition autos of the past! The plaza offers beautiful waterfall and good eating establishments as well.

Visited October 2011
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Arizona
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“Simply Elegant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

I can’t believe that we lived in the Bay Area most of our lives and never took in the Blackhawk Museum. We actually had to come back as tourists to see this very upscale (Is that a worn out term or what?) collection of automobiles.

The vehicles on display are some of the very finest available. The restorations are top notch and every detail was been seen to. The layout is an easy stroll through automotive history not only of American cars but many, many excellent European vehicles too.

Blackhawk doesn’t want to you to touch the cars but you can take all the pictures your digital camera card can hold. Many places do not allow photos so this is a picture taker’s paradise.

There is a Juke Box Museum attached that is a work in progress but very interesting. There are also some gas pumps from early in the automobile history these too were very nicely restored.

Located in Blackhawk Plaza, a collection of restaurants and shops, Blackhawk Museum is a must see if you are a “car” buff of any sort.

Visited February 2012
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