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Review of Blackhawk Museum

Blackhawk Museum
Ranked #1 of 17 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, the Blackhawk Museum 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 Automotive Gallery 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Probably the best attraction in the East Bay, well worth a detour. A great collection that never gets old, regardless of your automotive tastes. Old Hollywood, Detroit chrome, European histories, one of a kinds, they have it all in one place. Keep the new ones coming!

1  Thank misha r
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Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Vintage car exhibition was awesome. Location and layout is nice and manageable for an afternoon with tired young kids.

Thank Trippyhappy
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Laying in the mist of the Blackhawk Plaza Shopping Center, it is a nice museum with about 75 cars. Most are from the Pebble Beach Car show and mainly luxury cars from the 20's and 30's. Had some very interesting rare one, plus a collection of old gas pumps and Record players. Very interesting to find out the owner was once the owner of our beloved Seattle Seahawks (thought the name sounded familiar).

Thank Vicki B
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This has the most beautiful old cars, and the floors shine like mirrors.

It is located in a beautiful shopping center with great food too.

Its just a really gorgeous area in Blackhawk and you would have a great time visiting the shopping and the cars.

They also have weddings and events there.

Check it out.

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The museum is one of a kind. Its located in a very exclusive residential area but the people who work at the museum are very nice and friendly.

Thank Carla506
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