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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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Very good history of the automobile from various manufactures. Collection worth seeing. Nice large banquet room available

Thank Malcolm S
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a very unlikely place for a high quality auto museum. But the founder of the museum is a local developer who made a fortune and has given back some of that fortune via the museum. Ken Behring has contributed some of his private auto collection, and has gotten some fellow collectors to periodically donate cars on a rotating basis. The collection is high quality, high value, and constantly changing. The building itself is impressive and available for rent to parties/groups! If you like old Bugattis, Rolls, Packards, Mercedes, Ferraris etc. this is worth a look. I would estimate that there are a minimum of 50 cars on view at any given time.

Thank Greg A
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

The cars can show you what we lack in society.. Elegance, pride,
craftmanship. Today it's more of a commodity because cars all look the same unless you go
over the 100,000 mark. Worth taking Grandp or Grandma for a lunch in Blackhawk for some tequila shots then go enter the museum. Grandma and Grandpa will remember the good old days...............

Thank Talk2fabian
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

When we decided to drive to California my spouse said the one thing he wanted to do was go to a car museum. We found a list and he said he wanted to see the Blackhawk. We have been in lots of car museums in NA and Europe and this has to be one of the very best. If you love old cars don't miss it. The museum is beautiful and the cars are immaculate.

Thank boone52
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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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