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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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savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I have been driving up and down I-75 for over a decade and always see the signs for this museum. I decided to stop on a road trip as a surprise for my husband (hes a car buff). I have to say, I was overly impressed. I am not a "car person" but was amazed by the show rooms. I... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the antique cars and the many, many drag racing cars. We learned a little, took lots of pictures and enjoyed the museum.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Found Don Garlits Museum fantastic to visit it was full of historical things to see, brought back a lot of good memories.

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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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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