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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 2013
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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Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Drag racing, automotive and/or drag racing history, you MUST visit this museum. This is the best automobile museum I've ever been to. Don Garlits was, if not the best, at least one of the best and most well known drag racers in the history of the sport. He and his crew were innovators throughout his many years of racing. The... More

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Strathroy, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I've driven by this museum on I-75 for years, finally stopped in this year. What a treasure trove of drag racing history. Exhibits include cars, engines, components and other items that have been relevant in the last 75 years of hot rodding / drag racing. Don's place is absolutely packed full of things to see. A must for anyone interested... More

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I was a drag racer back in the day, and watched Don Garlits race in Indianapolis Raceway Park and Ohio Spring National. Worth stopping for anyone that enjoys racing

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Decided to take a trip to the museum and check it out. We got a late start and ended up arriving around 2pm. If you enjoy Drag racing this is a WONDERFUL exhibit! There is SO much to see - there wasn't enough time! We upgraded our 1 day admission ticket to a year membership so we could return.

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Vancouver, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Like returning to Mecca, my husband will go out of his way to visit Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing when we are in the area. There is much history to be found here - obviously Don has never thrown anything away in his life. But that is part of the appeal of this place, and for those of you... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

truly a high-end well executed display of some of the rarest examples American Nostalia. For the car person-this is a must.

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Barrie
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are a drag racing fan, you will enjoy the dragsters and memorabilia in the racing museum. If you like classic cars, the vintage car museum has plenty for you to drool over, my favourite is the Lead Sled!. Don Garlits himself is sometimes onsite for photo opportunities. A gift shop allows you to get a souvenir of your... More

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Mts of western NC
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

After passing past this museum literally dozens of times during our FL travels we finally stopped in to attend as there was a car show occurring at the same time. Ultra impressive! It isn't just about drag racing either. The collection of classic and muscle cars is incredible, from a '35 Ford Phaeton to a Plymouth Superbird. Just a load... More

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Madison, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

There are two museums (one price): the Museum of Classic Autos & the Museum of Drag Racing. Although I was initially interested in the classic cars, the drag racing museum was just as good. The museum is just off I-75 at Ocala. Be sure and watch the video "Close Calls" before touring the drag racing museum. It tells Big Daddy... More

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Clermont, Florida
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Took my son on a recent trip on the way back to the Orlando area and had a great time. Admittedly, we are not necessarily car people but this was well worth the price of admission as the history is incredible. A museum where you can spend as much time as desired and a good side trip when near the... More

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