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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 12 Attractions in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Greenville, South Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
47 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

You do not need to be a race fan to enjoy the museum. There is an antique car and memorabilia museum next door as well. Well worth the visit.

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Volant, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Long time nhra fan and was at museum 19 years ago. Quite a large change. Fantastic history. Great cars and exhibits. Dont miss this if your within 100 miles.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is worth taking the time to see some historic racing cars. It really takes you back in time. I have never before been able to get so close to racing cars.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband is a huge drag racing fan & travels from Australia for the race meetings. We visited this museum & he was absolutely thrilled. I am not into it so much but also enjoyed looking around. There is so much to see in this museum. Definitely worth a visit

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The Villages, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Don Garlits is a legendary drag racing genius, but his collection is MUCH more than just drag racers. There are actually two museums on the property, one devoted to drag racing with some unbelievable displays that are not hidden behind ropes. Even if you are a casual fan, you'll greatly enjoy the Drag Racing Museum. The best, at least for... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great place to check out antique cars and racing memorabilia. May not look like much from the outside, but the 2 main buildings are overflowing with beautifully restored antique and classic cars and trucks. Allow several hours to go through both buildings. Lots of interesting cars to see and info to read. Well worth your time and a great value... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews on tripadvisor whilst looking for different things to do around Orlando I came across Don Garlits and it sounded like my sort of thing. Although Drag Racing is not very popular in the UK the machines on display are awesome! The second hanger full of Classic automobiles from Model T's to Plymouth Superbird's and everything else... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband took our twelve year old grandson for a visit. The young one was impressed and sent pix to his older brother to brag. They both came home with smiles and stories.

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