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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473
352 245 8661
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Best day out in Florida and a reasonable price too. The memories will bring tears to your eyes. Visit their website for more details on the exhibits... more »
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Ocala, Florida, United States
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334 reviews 334 reviews
63 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Annual visit by the Photo Club, was everything and more today. Always good to revisit your childhood reviewing old cars, dragsters, motors and seeing living history some still in the making. Don's attempts at shattering the record with an electric dragster is huge. Wonderful displays, stories, photos, and mementos of Garlit's career, and life. Two building. Do wish that the... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Really enjoyed the tour here. There are lots of one-of-a-kind cars and some very interesting memorabilia for car enthusiasts. Definitely worth the time and money if you like drag racing or fast cars in general.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband has wonderful memories of his Dad taking him here many, many years ago. So to go back and relive these memories is a treasure in it's self. You don't have to be a Drag Racing fan to appreciate the history and wonderful facts that this museum holds, but if you are, it's even better. The two buildings of... More

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Ocala, Florida, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although not a drag racing fan I accompanied a friend who is keen on the sport and also old cars. I was very pleasantly surprised at the size of the place and especially the number and variety of old cars, trucks etc on display in an adjoin building to the drag racing museum. The staff were very friendly and answered... More

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Sturkie, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been here before and looked forward to coming back here for 7 years. Absolutely love all the cars and stories behind each one. Nice people and make sure you stay at the sleep inn great place also right next to there.

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Brandon, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Don Garlits' race cars, OH YEAH, but there is so much more. Antique cars, and some that are just plain old cars. Tools, and other memorabilia abound. . . .AND. . . if you are lucky, as we were, you will get to see, meet, and speak with Don as well. It was a stop well worth it. There was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a carefully chosen part of drag racing you cannot afford to miss, Stop in and take a couple hours out of your busy travel day to enjoy looking at Don "BIG DADDY" Garlits history. Don has collected and kept so much it is hard to know where to start, this is all of drag racing not just Garlits's,... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We couldn't believe such a super collection under one roof. Decent admission fee too.we had ridden past the museum so many times, we finally stopped to check it out. We were very impressed.

Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I've been wanting to see the exhibition for a while now and I was not disappointed. This is a serious collection, not a theme park. Take time to see it, to revel in the sheer audacity of the engineering. Then like ourselves you'll come away blessed with memories of the men and women who ignored every limit. Also what great... More

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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42 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was a visit for my husband but I still enjoyed seeing the old cars and dreaming about what I could have.

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