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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 29 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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Central Florida, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Windsor, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We came here the week of 2014 NHRA winternationals - when you buy your ticket you get entrance into the classic cars exhibit as well as the drag racing Museum. The classic cars were beautiful, the set up allows you to stroll through and look at, read about and learn all about each car. Plenty of 'cool' things to take... More

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