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Review of Blackhawk Museum

Blackhawk Museum
Ranked #1 of 15 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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Alamo, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“animal lovers ahoy”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Great for animal-loving kids who want to find out more about the wildlife in these parts of the world. Not as boring for adults as most museums kids enjoy tend to be. I would highly recommend this.

Visited August 2012
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Vacaville, California
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very nice collection, blackmarble and spotlights”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Very good musuem collecton of cars. Fantastic presentation. We had a dosent tour that was very information, but you could do a self-paced trip also. My whole tour group was very impressed.

Visited August 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Classic Car Museum”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

This is well worth taking a side trip to see, located in one of the finest bedroom communities to San Francisco this classic car showroom is second to none, should you wish to give your kids or grandkids a real show on what great cars were really like in our day this is the place. Really a class act here.

Visited July 2012
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great museum, especially if you love cars, even if you don't you will like this”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

A wonderful collection of old cars. They have some of the most unique vehicles on display. Each car is magnificently maintained and are well described. The collection is rotated periodically and when we visited they had a large number of antique Ferraris on display. My husband is a big fan of cars and he was in heaven. I am not as passionate about them but still found the museum very interesting. They also have a nice collection of antique gas pumps and jukeboxes. It is well worth the drive from San Fran or Oakland.

Visited June 2012
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Danville, California
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Exciting and beautiffuly displayed”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Rare and exotic automobiles displayed with great artisticness. Always a pleasure to visit. They do rotate the collection so returning frequently is always a treat.

Visited May 2012
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