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Blackhawk Automotive Museum

Address: Blackhawk Plaza, Danville, CA 94506
Phone Number: 925-736-2280
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Danville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Features 100 vintage automobiles.
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Features 100 vintage automobiles.

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Dayton, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I visited the Blackhawk Museum shortly after it opened,and it was stunning. Rolling works of art, restored to the highest standards, carefully curated, and accompanied by beautiful displays. I visited again last weekend. The upper floor was closed for renovation, One wing was taken over by an admittedly nice toy train setup. The other displays looked like they'd been there... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a pleasant surprise to find this attraction. Though I am not much of an auto aficionado, I could easily have become one after seeing the vast array of fine European (primarily) autos including, Rolls Royces from the 30's, racing cars (aston martins, lotus) and rarely seen domestic autos including some unusual, limited editions and spec cars from Dodge. Bring... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited over Christmas with 4 of us paying $60 total entrance. Inside was amazing, especially the fantastic cars but for me, the model trains were the real stars, with a huge track all laid out, complete with several trains and buildings etc. My husband loved the cars but was disappointed that none of the engines were on display. Unfortunately,... More 

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Fremont, California
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1,901 reviews 1,901 reviews
1,170 attraction reviews
1,133 helpful votes 1,133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Blackhawk Automobile Museum, part of the Smithsonian, has a premier automobile collection of approximately 90 cars on display. The types of cars here include Rolls Royce Phantoms, Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti, Cadillacs, Ferraris, Packards, Jaguars, Alfa Romeos, Aston Martin, and more. Its amazing. There is also a gallery devoted to one of the founders Ken Behring, real estate developer and former... More 

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Fremont, California
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1,170 attraction reviews
1,133 helpful votes 1,133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ken Behring enjoys automobiles and this museum is a testament to that Mr. Behring was a real estate developer, former ownr of the Seattle Seahawks, and also a philanropist. There is the 90 car Blackhawk museum that has amazing premier historic cars on display. Another part of the museum is about his philanthropic efforts. One of his major focuses was... More 

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Danville, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Blackhawk auto museum is always a quality act. There are the classics that always seem to be there but they never fail to surprise with something new and interesting. Worth a few hours on an afternoon.

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Danville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Even if you're not a car a enthusiast this place is amazing. So many varieties of cars from different ages, most of them priceless. Many of them with very interesting stories. Do an image search online and I promise you will be wanting to go.

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SF Bay Area
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183 reviews 183 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

this place is amazing! the cars, all sorts, makes, models, years, colors. there are so many. hubby had his camera and loved taking pictures of many. the smell, the lights, the colors. a real must visit for an old car buff. i'm not a car buff at all, but loved the sparkle and beauty of those old machines.

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SF Calif, East Bay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is the Blackhawk Automotive Museum. It used to be owned by UC Berkeley. http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org/history.html Excellent museum, even if you're not a car buff.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Well presented, wide variety of exhibits. Whilst not an expert this was impressive and knew nothing about it from usual 'attractions' bumph. From outside does not look impressive but, like Tardis, goes on and on inside. Perfect for a dull/overcast day; the covered walkways in the pretty plaza and seating add up to a pleasant trip - the small shops... More 

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