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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

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Address: 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473
Phone Number: 352 245 8661
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Don Garlits Museum

The girls at the front desk were friendly and greeted me as I walked in; always a positive sign. While they are named the drag racing museum, there is a whole building of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The girls at the front desk were friendly and greeted me as I walked in; always a positive sign. While they are named the drag racing museum, there is a whole building of classic, collector, and antique cars and memorablilia. They have some very interesting cars and I probably could have spent two or three hours looking at and reading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband is into drag racing and antique cars and mentioned that this might be a cool place to go. We headed out for our 90 minute drive from New Smyrna where we were on vacation. I expected to walk around and not really enjoy myself. Well I was very wrong. We had a great time looking at the cars... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

excellent self guided tour, always something i missed been there 4x in 10 years, and love it......you can't beat the price, sometimes don garlits is on site, he will talk to you, has two huge museums, and a bunch of souvenirs

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nostalgia personified. Something for most folks to remember when times were fun. The museum isn't limited to drag racing memorabilia. So while dad ogles over the drag racing legend's rail, mom and the kids can look at the antiques, Garlits has displayed a very interesting collection of something for everyone.

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Skien, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you are a car-buff and / or love racing, this is the place to visit. Has two buildings, one with race cars which Don Garlits himself have been racing or others that has been donated. Second building has a great collection of old cars. I favor the last building with great looking old cars :-)

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Lake Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Love that the museum is not just about drag racing but also antique cars and many facets of the automotive industry.

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Hudson, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So much drag racing history here! Plan a whole day to take in everything that is on display...the way they set up the displays takes you back in time...alot of the posters, articles, related artifacts are on display with the cars and it's really cool to read the info that is on display with the vehicles that are what made... More 

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TampaBay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

So much history at this Museum, But, Plan on several hours to see it all, an awful lot of Military artifacts here, I especially liked the Army Tanks with the Cadillac engine they used in them in WWII ! Actually, there is two Museums here !

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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a must see for us. We love big daddy and love drag racing so since we were in Florida it was a quick trip to see this hidden gem of a museum. Lots to see and learn and everything you can imagine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There's a lot of racing history here. There are a lot more dragsters parked in the building than you can imagine from the looks of the building from the outside. I didn't plan on going to the antique car museum building since I was more interested in the dragsters, but I was surprised by the number of cars, and the... More 

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Additional Information about Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

Address: 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473
Phone Number: 352 245 8661
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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