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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

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Address: 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-3970
Phone Number: +1 352-245-8661
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A must see for car fanatics!

Attended the Mopars with Big Daddy weekend and toured the museums while there. Three buildings packed full of drag racing cars, antique cars, Don's personal garage, and tons of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Matt H
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Salem, Ohio
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Salem, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the Mopars with Big Daddy weekend and toured the museums while there. Three buildings packed full of drag racing cars, antique cars, Don's personal garage, and tons of auto related memorabilia. Well organized and maintained collection of automotive and racing history. Museum is right off the interstate for easy access with hotels and restaurants nearby. Making my stop the... More 

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Palm Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss the chance to visit this wonderful landmark. The history here is wonderful. Even if you are not a racing fan the vintage vehicals are great.

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Thank Karen L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

A must for history buffs and drag racers . From AHRA back to NHRA he is history . Most days he is even hanging around the shop !!

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Burlington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This museum is a must-see for anyone who is a fan of drag racing or just likes old cars. There are 2 sections to this attraction - basically 2 separate buildings. One is chock full of vintage cars and memorabilia, and the other is filled with drag racing history - engines and railers. A gift shop is attached to the... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I've been to the museum 3 times now and it's like watching a favorite old movie - you see something new each time. A wonderful collection of beautifully preserved vintage street and race cars plus the stories behind each one. You really don't need to be a car enthusiast to appreciate the beauty and history on display here.

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Thank Glen S
Naples, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Visited Don's museum for the first time and was absolutely blown away. It brought back so many wonderful memories of the cars, equipment, tracks and people who built the sport. But don't miss the his antique car collection in the last building. Wonderful collection of vintage Fords and others with great stories that tell you about where the car came... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

My guy enjoyed the time more than I, but even I enjoyed looking at the first 20 of what felt like 50+ cars. Can't me all about me!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

What a treasure you won't find too many places like this my good friend Billy used to say Don Garlits is the Babe Ruth of drag racing he put a lot into this field heart and soul Blood Sweat yes he truly is Big Daddy drag racing he developed the dragster out of the Dark Ages to what they are... More 

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Thank Bigguylikefood
Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This museum has so much drag racing Nostalgia that you can be overwhelmed. However, overwhelmed is an excellent experience at this Museum. It's difficult to explain how comprehensive this museum is for drag racing in car lovers alike.

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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Spend hours in here reading and looking at thousands and thousands of displays of cars, race cars, and other sorts of ephemera! Well worth the visit if you are in the area.

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