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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: Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

I just went to my 20 year high school reunion here and it was wonderful. The cars are just beautiful and it is an all around nice venue.

Visited June 2014
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San Jose, California
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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent car museum”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

One of the premier museums in the western US. There are cars on display that are contenders for Best of Show at Concorso Italiano & Pebble Beach Concours.
The displays do change, the staff & docents can explain how this occurs.
Architecture is world class. Environment is well suited to the quality of the displayed

Visited June 2014
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Sumner, Washington
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374 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Many original cars & one of a kinds.”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

My first trip to Blackhawk Car Museum. Even on a Sat was not over crowded. If you like cars this is a "do not miss". Was surprised when telling friends about it, they did know of it. They do seem to keep a low profile maybe that's one of the reasons it so nice. They have tours ask when.

Visited June 2014
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Menlo Park, CA
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83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Not What it Was”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

My cousin was keen to show me and my brother from Texas the great cars in this museum, but the week before we came they sold off half of them. Really. Half the museum was closed for "renovation." Still worth a visit but not what it was.
Hoping to see more classics soon.

Visited June 2014
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Gilroy, California
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170 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“High quality car museum”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Went here with family to see the one of kind and vintage cars to celebrate Father's day. What a great collection of vintage and especially the one of a kind cars. Love all the restored gas pumps all over the building. They also had a lot of vintage juke boxes in a different section. The upper floor is under renovation so it may be worth waiting until the fall to see the rest of the collection. I have only been here a couple times but its worth a visit!

Visited June 2014
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