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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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Very Enjoyable Way to Spend A Couple Of Hours

We love to look at classic restored cars and one of the buildings in the museum certainly didnt disppoint in that area. The classics are beautifully displayed. The tidbits of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Fleming Island, Florida
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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We love to look at classic restored cars and one of the buildings in the museum certainly didnt disppoint in that area. The classics are beautifully displayed. The tidbits of information that they have on the accompanying signs are well though out and are fun to read. The main building houses all sorts of old drag racers and funny cars.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

As a former employee of New England Dragway in Epping, NH, and a long time drag racing fan, I thought I had seen it all. Not even close! If you are a fan of drag racing or just a car buff in general, the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is a must see. My visit (Jan. 14th, 2015) was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First time here. Driven by it many times while traveling on 75. Took my fiancé there for his birthday weekend. He was surprised and loved it. He loves cars and I loved watching his enthusiasm. One museum has old restored cars of many varieties, plus many collectible items. So much history to see and read. Many one of a kind... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have lived in Ocala for many years, and never been here. One day we just decided to go check it out and boy we were So Glad we did!! Amazing, well organized, educationional. If you go, be prepared to spend several hours!!! Yes, it is extensive but a interesting place to go!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are into drag racing or just classic cars and hot rods this is a must. Don have not only quite a collection of his drag cars but many many other historic cars. Housed in another building on site is his personal collection of hotrods, street cars, rare automobiles and automotive acessories. He has the only matched set of... More 

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Terrell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My son-in-law and teenage grandson LOVED this place! Mom and I didnt go....in an area where not much else to do.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I stopped on our way to Naples, expecting to see a few mementoes of Big Daddy's career. We were pleasantly surprised so many artifacts crammed in the museum that we have to return we didn't have enough time to fully enjoy.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I've passed by this place many times over the years and always wanted to go, but never did. We finally went last week on Christmas Eve. This place is chock FULL of cars and memorabilia. It's unbelievable the amount of items and details! We browsed through slowly, but still didn't take in ALL of the details and facts posted. Unfortunately,... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a very nice museum. There were actually 2 buildings for the same price. One was drag racing - lots of great examples with all different drivers. Another building was full of antique cars. Nice grounds. Definitely worth the price of admission if you are in the area and like cars.

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cardiff uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A fabulous place for everyone. The cars and other vehicles in themselves are fascinating. The stories behind them are amazing. Staff and volunteers are friendly, welcoming and informative. Entrance fees very reasonable indeed. Great location and easy to find. Highly recommended.

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