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Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
+1 925-736-2280
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We had a great time walking through the China exhibit and then the Western exhibit, Originally went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bialbero-racing
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Interesting museum with diverse exhibits

I visited this museum thinking it was just automobiles, but it turns out the museum is much more... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Michael K
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
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“old west” (23 reviews)
“on display” (21 reviews)
“second floor” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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"one of a kind"
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"classic cars"
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"car enthusiast"
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"great collection"
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"beautiful cars"
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"old cars"
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"auto collection"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time walking through the China exhibit and then the Western exhibit, Originally went to see the Alfa Romeo 'Bat' car collection but as the car exhibits are all on loan from their owners we were sad to find they had been...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

I visited this museum thinking it was just automobiles, but it turns out the museum is much more than that. They were many vintage cars all shiny and polished like what you would find in a new car showroom. I am not a car enthusiast...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Great museum and wonderful walking area. Great little restaurants, waterfalls and ducks swimming by. Something for everyone

Thank teresanan
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Interesting building housing a fantastic car collection on one floor and an American Western museum on the upper floor. Both are impressive.

Thank Halagonian1
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

We make it a point to go back every few years because the museum changes out the cars that are mostly on consignment. So, most of the cars are different than before. This year we were pleasantly surprised by the Spirit of the Old West...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The Blackhawk Museum is a great spot for weddings and other events however the museums they have and the exhibits are wonderful. The West Museum is a tribute to California history and Native Americans. Each time I go, there is new learning. What a find...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

great good size museum, extremely clean and shiny, all cars I believe are privately own. some vintage to modern, like back to the future car:) when we were there there was a nativity exposition upstair, very informative, original and not crowded at all, they may...More

Thank AubTob
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Great time of year to bring your family to Blackhawk Museum to enjoy the museum and European train displays. While the train exhibit is just down from the museum, its a great time and the kids will love it as we do each year.More

Thank BaileyKuma
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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2017

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much. We were pleased to have the ETE Operating Model Train exhibit back this year and glad that you enjoyed the display. Many thanks...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This happened to be the last item on our list of places to visit while staying at Danville, CA. The western display was awesome. And the antique display look terrific, but we didn't have enough time. It will be near the top of our list...More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

had a nice time here, didn't realize how big it was...numerous rooms to check out. Also, after the day of fun. we continued over to the plaza. had some lunch, watched the ducks and the kids played at the little playground Nice day out!

Thank Clutzylou
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hilltopjanet
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Response from LBWoody | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are admission fees.
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hilltopjanet
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Response from Vicente Jr 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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