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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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Dragsters, cars, and motors

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Ocala, Florida
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Ocala, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Eagle Lake, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This unassuming shop set up on the side of I-75 in Ocala is a gearhead's diamond in the rough. "Big Daddy" Don Garlits set up here after moving from Tampa, and has amassed a huge collection of vintage drag racing cars, modern dragsters, and a plethora of different vehicles ranging from some of the earliest models through some later production... More 

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went to the museum and found a huge car show going on at the museum. The museum by itself was well worth the trip. We spent most of the day there and could still spend more time..

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Yuma Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If y0u grew up with racing, drag racing in this case(just kidding no one grows up as a drag racer) then this is the place for you. See Don's 1st rail to his last. See the first car too go over 250mph/Don's of course. Plenty of cars to see about a true American Sport and a true icon of drag... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is right off I75 south at the Belleview exit. so if your headed too Orlando, Tampa or anywhere south of Ocala it is very convenient to get off and back on . it is really set up nice and a great stop too look and stretch your legs while having your memories jolted back to your youth. there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

All the cars that made history, that Don Garlits built and drove. Disney World for drag racing fans. Well laid out, and the antique museum next door is perfectly done, cars from 30's - 40's and 50's, that Don and wife Pat drove.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Don Garlits collection of Drag Racing and Classic and Antique car collection is housed in two huge buildings off I-75 Exit 341 at County Road 484. The collection of vehicles and automobila and memorabilia dates back to the mid 1950s. Garlits must have saved every scrap of paper signage and parts for the beginning of his career. All buildings... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very nice museum loaded with drag racing and antique and classic car memorabilia. It is on a very nice, open setting with easy access to I 75. The place is just loaded with car and racing stuff. The admission is very reasonable and you can stay as long as you want. A worth while stop for anyone... More 

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