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Blackhawk Automotive Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506
925-736-2280
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Danville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Description: Features 100 vintage automobiles.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Danville, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went there for a wedding. You are surrounded by antique cars. A very nice place to hold any type of an event. Service was good, I believe, provided by Scott's Seafood Restaurants, however, food was prepared by another caterer.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

All I can say is, "WOW!" The museum displays all sorts of vintage and classic cars. I particularly liked their gorgeous cars from the 1920s and 1930s. These were the top of the line, super-luxury cars from that era. Those early cars and all of the other beautifully restored cars from later eras will blow you away. Each display has... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is a lot to see but it's currently under renovation for a new exhibition. So most of the cars are currently in storage.

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Danville, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the first collections on the west coast of classic and antique automobiles all in immaculate condition. Be sure and go on a a weekend for their 2 o'clock Docent led tours. The enthusiasm and knowledge of these docents adds much to the experience.

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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183 reviews 183 reviews
52 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy vintage cars and concept cars and automotive nostalgia, you will enjoy this museum. We particularly enjoyed the juke box exhibit and the gas pump display. The cars are awesome - but most of them are not your dad's (or grandad's) Buick - these are concept cars or custom cars - one of a kind which were made... More

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San Diego, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Attended a Multifamily Award show and it was such a beautiful and amazing building. It added so much more to this event that you could stroll around and see this beautiful pristine race cars, sports cars, etc., our event was catered by Scotts, the food was average banquet type. Would love to go back to this auto museum.

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I am stuck between giving this a 4 or a 5 star rating. But I think that is because I have gone to the HUGE car show in San Francisco that is supported by all the major car manufacturers. I have to remember that this place is more of a smaller private collection type of a venue. The cars are... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Exquisite cars. . .probably a must-see for Dad and the boys, but women will appreciate these beauties, too. Some seldom seen antique prototypes of vintage europeans that are absolutely gorgeous!

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Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Out in the suburbs, but worth the diversion. Fastidiously maintained and obviously acquired by someone with very deep pockets, the cars are supreme examples of the art of the car and you are unlikely to see such a fine assemblage elsewhere.at the back of a sprawling mall, it is a little out of the way. Heard about it at the... More

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