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Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
+1 925-736-2280
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interesting Native American items

surprisingly nice museum with many old West/Native American type artifacts and under good lighting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nashvillean
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Sacramento, California
Vintage car exhibit in Blackhawk Plaza

An amazing collection of vintage and unheard of models of cars each with a description about them... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
susanpU956FZ
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Reno
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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.
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“old west” (21 reviews)
“classic cars” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
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+1 925-736-2280
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

surprisingly nice museum with many old West/Native American type artifacts and under good lighting in a spacious, airy, modern building. Unusual location in an outdoor "mall" type area though I didn't try any of the nearby restaurants. There was also a whole other floor of...More

Thank nashvillean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing collection of vintage and unheard of models of cars each with a description about them displayed.

Thank susanpU956FZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blackhawk museum has two parts- on the ground floor, a number of old, classic and vintage cars are displayed. They all look new and you can pose next to them for pictures. However, you are not allowed to touch them. On the upper floors, there...More

Thank drsudhir2014
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your recent visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the western history gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Unforgettable, awesome, fantastic! This is s Blackhawk museum in Dainsville, CA! The first floor show the old cars (the best collection) and the second floor show the West live with USA history! Unbelievable!More

Thank 719cromero
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the western history gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great museum to visit with family or friends. A stunning collection of Ferraris, jaguars and old American cars. Took an hour to walk around and great photographs to remember.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

An amazing reception dinner catered here st this magnificent facility. It will always be remembered as s special time with great atmosphere and well prepared for our large crowd

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This trip was a birthday gift for my step-son who loves automotive anything. It is hard not to love the classic exotic cars in perfect condition form Rolls Royces to Ferraris to T-Birds; all of which are things of beauty and works of art. I...More

Thank George D
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Blackhawk museum had an interesting array of well kept antique cars. It also had the Spirit of the Old West exhibition to present a balance narrative of the westward expansion in the US from the 1700s to 1900s. This is a great place for...More

Thank Vincent G
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the western history gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

The extremely well done Indian museum shows the Native American story on one side and the Pioneer story on the other side. Most interesting! Lower floor has a high end automotive museum. Soon to open is a wing for African American history with extraordinary sculptures....More

Thank lizcraven
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you found our Spirit of the Old West exhibition interesting, and also enjoyed our automotive gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Filled an early afternoon with a visit to the museum. I had been before when it was only cars. Now it has a wonderful old west exhibit that includes the largest diarama anywhere with the history of the west Numerous guns, knives, outfits, stage coach...More

Thank chevyjim
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your return visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the addition of the western history gallery and the topographical table with the historic scenes depicted...More

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hilltopjanet
Are there group admission prices? I have a Senior Citizen group wanting to visit in June.
10 May 2017|
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Response from LBWoody | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are admission fees.
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hilltopjanet
Do you offer group rates?
10 May 2017|
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Response from Vincent G | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are at $12; seniors are at $8; children at $8 if you buy through their website blackhawkmusuemThese are their discounted prices. No group rates are listed
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