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“for any car fan”

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
Ranked #5 of 71 things to do in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This museum is well worth the trip! There are two museums- one for drag racing and one of classic cars and artifacts. Everything is well preserved and lovingly restored- not only a tribute to Don Garlits' career (and that of many other racers) but a tribute to his love for all things "car". Whether you are a race fan or just a history buff- this is a must see.

Thank Colleen R
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Do not miss this. If you think you are not interested in race cars, come to this museum and read the stories that go with the exhibits. Don Garlits is a fascinating person and if you get real lucky, you may get to meet him. He truly is the history of drag racing.
There is something interesting for everyone, regardless of age. Make sure you alot enough time or you will want to return the next day.

Thank bheathfarm
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I am the first to admit that I have no interest in cars or drag racing, however, my boyfriend lives and breaths drag racing. I planned a visit to Don Garlitts while we were up in Ocala and was pleasantly suprised by the extensive collection of vintage cars, some dating back to the early 1900's. The admission is very reasonable and the facility clean, air conditioned and close to town. My boyfriend loved it and I enjoyed reading the information in front of each exhibit.

Thank Stacy F
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Loved this museum. Don Garlits has done an amazing job of collecting race memorabilia from all types of racing not just Nascar. Also an antique car exhibit. I was overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the exhibit. This is no small museum. Good for all ages.

Thank Sunshinelady90
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

This was a great place to visit and you definitely got your money's worth! It consists of two buildings and both were just "stuffed" with cars, engines and everything else you can think of. My husband is a major car buff and drag races on the side . . . he totallly LOVED this place! Each vehicle/race car has a sign with detailed information on it. There is also a room filled with tons of engines!!! My kids wanted to do the scavenger hunt, which was somewhat difficult, but entertaining. A parent MUST help them. They enjoyed it ( I was mentally exhausted) and was rewarded with a sticker for completing it. Great place to visit and expect to spend a few hours there.

Thank MaryAnnNash7
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