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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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Bonus Car Show

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..

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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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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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 via mobile

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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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The Museum is in two different buildings one of course is the dragracing museum but the other is a history of mainly Chrysler automobiles but one of our very own President's vehicle is stored here too. Places like this is overlooked please do not make that mistake!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was well worth the drive. Three buildings full of great cars. Top fuel rails funny cars muscle cars vintage and rare cars. Very well set up and each display was informative. The gift shop is reasonable in its pricing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After years of seeing this place we finally scheduled it on our trip as a planned stop. So glad we did. Loved seeing all the drag cars in the one building and all his personal private antique cars in the other building The following next day was going to be a car show. Hope we can make one of those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I have watched Don Gartlis since his beginning. This was the first time I have been able to visit his museum. It is fabulous. Actually got to see him as he was leading a private tour for 9 visitors. He is doing very well for an 83 year old man. The museum has between 250 and 300 cars which are... More 

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