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“Grat museme”
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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
1 review
“Grat museme”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Perfect plase for old cars It's a grat plase to go to when your bord It's also a good plase for kids too

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Boca Raton, FL
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A treat for carguys”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

My husband and son loved the stop at this museum. After visiting the Petersen museum in LA, they claimed that this one was far superior. They loved the experience. It is also adjaent to a high end shopping center, so the attraction venue has something for everyone!!!

Visited October 2012
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California, USA
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It's an amazing fleet of beautiful cars”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

A wonderful look back into the world of classy cars. Many of these cars are brought in for special shows and they gleam in the lights. The surrounding area has good restaurants

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Broadway
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The best collection of old cars I have ever seen”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I first visited the Blackhawk Museum in August 2011 just after the Pebble Beach auctions on the Monday following the auctions entry was free and refreshments were also free. I can only describe the museum as Fantastic, the cars are all perfectly prepared and displayed with many in themed layouts, 2011 was the 50th anniversary of the 'E' Type Jaguar and an excellent display of the evolution of this superb 2 seat roadster was on show, there was also an excellent display of Ferraris with many very rare models. Many of the vehicles on display are very rare and nearly all the vehicles have data sheets close by giving good information. My only criticism is that it is very dark inside with the mood lighting so unless you have a very powerful flash the darker cars do not come out very well, however this did not prevent me from taking some excellent pictures that I have put into a powerpoint presentation to show in UK

Visited September 2012
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SACRAMENTO
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86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A Cut Above Most Automobile Museums”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Blackhawk Museum is a first-class, well designed structure where form follows function. Not knowing what to expect, the museum was a delightful surprise. This museum is located in the high-end shopping center ‘Blackhawk Plaza’ in Danville (also a delightful surprise) and it’s a great place to take kids of all ages (i.e. my partner and me).
What I enjoyed was that the classic automobiles are displayed as fine pieces of jeweled art or sculptures. Polished black floors and blackened ceilings and walls with carefully controlled spot lighting adding to the overall ambience and dynamic effect of the exhibit halls. My architectural and planning background kick in and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The Museum is sort out of the way but was certainly worth the trip.

Visited September 2012
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