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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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What an exciting place to go. their is so much to see, great cars, but that's not all. a lot of memorabilia. you will be glad you went

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What an exciting place to go. their is so much to see, great cars, but that's not all. a lot of memorabilia. you will be glad you went

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I used to see Big Daddy race at US 30 Drag strip in northern Indiana. It was a walk through time going through the musuem. He has so many cars, engines, and much more on display I was very impressed. If Don is at the museum which is often and you get to chat with him it is all the... More 

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Pelham Manor, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped by after a visit to Gypsy Gold horse farm. Museum was great but it was hard to appreciate everything as it felt as though everything was cluttered and piled on top of each other. Good history of cars and just life in general during these era's. AAA discount on tickets offered. Definitely worth a visit or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you have an affinity for anything historical, this is the place to go. While the focus may be the automobile, there are many other items in both buildings that capture the culture associated with the automobile. A definitive must see if you are in the area.

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fruitland park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I went with my dad when he came down from Michigan. Great time! If you like old cars and racing stuff this is the place to take a few hours. They have trinkets and memorabilia from back when drag racing was racing. They also have some vintage motorcycles and other vintage items. Great place. Plan on a few hours if... More 

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

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

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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