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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

Address: 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473
Phone Number: 352 245 8661
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Ranked #4 of 57 things to do in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very nice museum loaded with drag racing and antique and classic car memorabilia. It is on a very nice, open setting with easy access to I 75. The place is just loaded with car and racing stuff. The admission is very reasonable and you can stay as long as you want. A worth while stop for anyone... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Museum is in two different buildings one of course is the dragracing museum but the other is a history of mainly Chrysler automobiles but one of our very own President's vehicle is stored here too. Places like this is overlooked please do not make that mistake!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was well worth the drive. Three buildings full of great cars. Top fuel rails funny cars muscle cars vintage and rare cars. Very well set up and each display was informative. The gift shop is reasonable in its pricing.

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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After years of seeing this place we finally scheduled it on our trip as a planned stop. So glad we did. Loved seeing all the drag cars in the one building and all his personal private antique cars in the other building The following next day was going to be a car show. Hope we can make one of those... More 

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Medinah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I have watched Don Gartlis since his beginning. This was the first time I have been able to visit his museum. It is fabulous. Actually got to see him as he was leading a private tour for 9 visitors. He is doing very well for an 83 year old man. The museum has between 250 and 300 cars which are... More 

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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Went to a car show at Don Garlits Museum and had a great time. I spent a limited amount of time in the museum proper, and enjoyed it very much. What I really enjoyed, was the car show outside of the museum. There were hundreds of car and most being in amazing condition. Had a wonderful day.

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We love to look at classic restored cars and one of the buildings in the museum certainly didnt disppoint in that area. The classics are beautifully displayed. The tidbits of information that they have on the accompanying signs are well though out and are fun to read. The main building houses all sorts of old drag racers and funny cars.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

As a former employee of New England Dragway in Epping, NH, and a long time drag racing fan, I thought I had seen it all. Not even close! If you are a fan of drag racing or just a car buff in general, the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is a must see. My visit (Jan. 14th, 2015) was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First time here. Driven by it many times while traveling on 75. Took my fiancé there for his birthday weekend. He was surprised and loved it. He loves cars and I loved watching his enthusiasm. One museum has old restored cars of many varieties, plus many collectible items. So much history to see and read. Many one of a kind... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have lived in Ocala for many years, and never been here. One day we just decided to go check it out and boy we were So Glad we did!! Amazing, well organized, educationional. If you go, be prepared to spend several hours!!! Yes, it is extensive but a interesting place to go!!

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