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“Outstanding museum”
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 young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great place for viewing outstanding cars, good history of the car provided, and great to have a company party etc there at the same time. Good food as well at the party.

Thank FSDan
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great place to take everyone, but also a perk for the men visitors while you are hitting the other stores at Blackhawk Plaza.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We tried to find this based on reviews, GPS, and google with no luck. So either they moved or made it impossible to find.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit this museum with my 1st graders class as a chaperone. The tour was fast enough paced to keep the 6 year olds attention, and the cars were COOL! It's definitely worth a visit, & don't forget to bring your Dad.

Thank TreesC
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I recently visited from the UK, staying friends who live virtually across the road from the Blackhawk Plaza, and it was casually mentioned whilst having a coffee that the building behind us housed a collection of classic cars. As a frequent visitor to UK classic car events I was intrigued, however I was totally unprepared for the sheer scale and quality of the exhibits. This is a stunning collection and contains many totally unique vehicles that were either coachbuilt to order in the heyday of 20's and 30's extravagance, or are later design prototypes built for the major motor shows through the 50's and 60's. If you are a car fan don't miss it, if you aren't, enjoy the superb craftmanship and the historical context provided by the informative display notes.

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