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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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If you like cars at all this is the place to go. Not only drag racing but a lot of old cars big daddy is sometimes on site and will always talk to you and sign an autograph do not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Salt Springs, Florida
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Salt Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you like cars at all this is the place to go. Not only drag racing but a lot of old cars big daddy is sometimes on site and will always talk to you and sign an autograph do not miss it

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ocala florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you are into racing or cars this is a don't miss. All kinds of drag racing history here on display, also some neat classics. You might even get lucky and run into Don.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are into drag racing, this is heaven! A lot of drag racing history represented here!i used to see Don Garlits race at Miami Hollywood Speedway when I was in high school, that is a place that is also gone now!

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Eau Claire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you like drag racing or antique cars this is a great place to spend a couple of hours. Many cars to view and stories to read about Drag Racing.

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Hernando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you are interested in our history, which includes automobiles, you will want to see this museum. There are not only race cars, but also many other classic cars to see. Most of the cars have a story, and this is the best part of the exhibits. you won't just see the cars, you will learn about them. There were... More 

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The museum is beautiful and the displays are so great to see and admire. What a testament to drag racing. I raced for 50 years and enjoyed it very much. Don is a great guy and a real credit to drag racing with his knowledge and inventions to better the sport. This is a really must see car museum with... More 

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Highlands Ranch CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Husband dragged me to this place, but found that it was fascinating. I guess it draws people from all over at different times of the year. Nice hotels nearby with a Cracker Barrel and Sonny's BBQ nearby too.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Well worth the trip for anyone who has ever experienced or had curiosity about dragsters or if you like to see vintage vehicles If you want to see a diversity of dragsters that define the "old era" of dragsters it's a must see.

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Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I am not a racing fan but was curious because there is an antique car museum also associated witht the drag racing museum. I was pleasantly suprised. There are close to one hundred antique automobiles on exhibit, all of which are in pristene, immaculate restored condition. The selection is amazing and brings one back to an earlier era, some reminiscent... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Don Garlits probably retired from racing at least 25 years ago so some of the younger fans may not realize his importance to the sport. This museum will fix that. Its got cheap admission. Its got Don's classic racecars from the heyday of the sport. Its easy to get to about 1 minute off I75. As a bonus there is... More 

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