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“If you like cars you must visit this place.”
Review of Blackhawk Museum

Blackhawk Museum
Ranked #1 of 14 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 young children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Brentwood, California
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208 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“If you like cars you must visit this place.”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

There is nothing to dislike about this museum. The location is gorgeous. They have a great collection of classic cars. The place is kid friendly.

Visited March 2013
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Ferndale, Washington
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Beautiful Collections of Unique Custom Coachwork, Limited Production & Concept Automobiles”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

If you like cars, high-end collections of beautiful automobiles manufactured in France, England, United States, you are in for a treat. It is a feast for your eyes. The museum is associated with Smithsonian Institution. This museum has 25 year history. Open on Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a gift shop and library on various automobiles which is free for you to research on-site.

Visited February 2014
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“Amazing collection of automobiles!”
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

I visited here with my sister and my 14 yr old son. He loves older car and devotes a great deal of time to photographing older/antique cars wherever he finds them. He loved this museum! You don't have to be male to enjoy the beautiful display. The creativity and ingenuity is amazing. There are two floors of cars that are displayed in a climate controlled, pristine environment. Also, there is a beautiful display of German locomotives on the bottom floor as well as a gift shop. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

Visited December 2013
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Saratoga, CA
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201 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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“For the quintessential automobile enthusiast”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

This place is stunning and is that way every time i visit. THey regularly rotate their displays so that if you go 3-4 times a year you will see many different examples of literally one of a kind automobiles from the days of high fashion and early automotive history.

If you have any love of how fashion, design, and power get blended into exquisite automobiles this is the automobile museum to visit.

Visited January 2014
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Riverbank, California
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“SOME OF THE WORLD'S RAREST CARS ON DISPLAY”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This is a MUST SEE for the car enthusiast. Not since the old Harrah's collection was broken up were so many great cars assembled. in addition to the cars, the museum itself is spectacular.

Visited December 2013
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