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Blackhawk Museum

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Address: 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
Phone Number: +1 925-736-2280
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Since opening in August 1988, Blackhawk Museums has displayed classic...

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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Wow. A gem.

Two museums in one. A collection of 55 unique cars from around the world showcasing design innovation. The second floor houses the Spirit of the West, with very interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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East Moline, Illinois
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East Moline, Illinois
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two museums in one. A collection of 55 unique cars from around the world showcasing design innovation. The second floor houses the Spirit of the West, with very interesting historical information on Plains Indians and the migration of settlers along the Oregon Trail. Go!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're a car lover this is a must see. Even if you're not you will be impressed with the "art" of the automobiles displayed over 3 floors. It is almost a mini-history lesson in the automobile with pristine examples of vehicles. The museum, and it is museum quality exhibitions, is configured so that you can get close enough to... More 

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Timothy McGrane Executive Director Blackhawk Museums More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly outstanding collection of antique cars and history of the U.S. west with incredible dioramas, Native American artifacts, and stuffed animals.

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

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 you back soon. Kind regards Timothy McGrane Executive Director Blackhawk Museums More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So not a huge collection of cars but enough and all of them very unique and expensive . The detailing of all the cars stands out as way above the normal standard for this type of attraction. The area around the Museum also has some nice restaurants and bars . If your after the exotic collector cars this is the... More 

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Timothy McGrane Executive Director Blackhawk Museums More 

CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some beautiful cars with a history. If a car lover this is perfect. Easy parking. A little pricey. Not a place for young kids.

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying our car gallery. Since the opening of our Spirit of the Old West Gallery in February 2015 we have received positive comments from the many school groups that they did enjoy the western history display, especially the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son is the very proud owner of a Ford Mustang and regularly meets up with several like-minded car enthusiasts. On the first Sunday of each month the car park at Blackhawk Plaza and Motor Museum is the meeting point for many classic and performance cars. Free coffee is on tap and if you are a car buff or not... More 

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is good to learn that you son enjoys our monthly F1rst Sunday Cars & Coffee events. Since we started these in April 2013 the events have attracted car enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area and beyond with a wide variety of cars showing up each month and we now get... More 

Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Western History exhibit at the Blackhawk museum provides a comprehensive view of America's western expansion portrayed without bias. The central feature is a 120 feet long diorama which, as you view it by walking from left to right along,covers beautifully and in detail the events of a time of change and inevitable conflict. We were a group of 15... More 

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you and your group liked your visit so much, especially the western history gallery with our gallery guide tour. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Timothy McGrane Executive Director Blackhawk Museums More 

portsmouth
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the flashiest museums I've seen! ristine and beautiful collection of cars downstairs and an incredible Western Exhibit upstairs. So worth the money to take in this exceptional lesson on western US history. The artefacts and design of the exhibit are so well presented. a great amount of in depth information that covered all aspects of life, work and... More 

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

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 you back soon. Kind regards Timothy McGrane Executive Director Blackhawk Museums More 

Concord, California
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Blackhawk Automotive Museum houses an amazing collection of some amazing automobiles. Numbering about 80, the cars range from the early to mid 20th Century and are built in the United States and Europe. Some are one-of-a-kind or very limited editions. Each one is in pristine condition and is displayed beautifully. The information that is posted for each car is... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Behring auto museum had a fine collection of well restored and interesting cars from the 1930s through the 70s. There is not enough space to display all the cars so you don't know exactly what you will see. My personal favorite is the 1975 Indy 500 winning March.

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