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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

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Address: 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-3970
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+1 352-245-8661
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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You don't have to be a car "nut" to enjoy this place. There's something for everybody. One can spend hours and hours admiring this collection of "drag racing and classics car... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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OCALA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You don't have to be a car "nut" to enjoy this place. There's something for everybody. One can spend hours and hours admiring this collection of "drag racing and classics car. And if you get lucky you may run into the legend Don Garlits himself, He lives around the museum.

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Thank Leo S
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is actually two museums--the drag racing museum and a classic car museum about 100 yards away--for one admission price. Either is worth the price of admission, but both is a great deal. The drag racing museum has dozens of cars of all types and much other material. The classic car museum is similar and has a few old-style office... More 

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Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your a car guy, this is the place. I've been here three times in the last 15 years. I was surprised that my wife asked if we could stop there. How could I refuse her ( hehe). She had never been there before. I think this is the best tribute to drag racing in country. its really two museums... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loved drag racing and spent quite a bit of time at our local drag strip in Carlsbad as a young man, so when we visited our daughter in Ocala for the Christmas holiday he couldn't wait to check out this museum. I was never a big fan, so I wasn't expecting much but I really enjoyed our afternoon... More 

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Holland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This was a bucket list stop for me. The gift shop is a perfect place to find memorabilia of all sorts. The Classic Car collection was awesome but my favorite was the Drag Racing cars and the history of Garlits and Racing. The engine room was a nice little surprise and I love how the museum pays tribute to other... More 

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Fort Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My family visited the museum and had a wonderful experience. Tha young lady at the front desk was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Being older I found many interesting and memory retrieving items and vehicle on propertry.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have lived in Ocala for nearly 30 years and had never visited Don Garlits Museum until I had a visitor from Australia that loves cars. It was enormous and extremely interesting. Not only was the museum about drag cars it also has lots of classic cars as well. We loved all the memorabilia from the 60's and the 70"s.... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a great place to stop and spend a few hours. Not only does it have the history of drag racing it is a history from the inside out. Don Garlitz has been there since the beginning and continues on the cutting edge with his all electric dragster. In addition there is an antique car display with many important... More 

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Salem, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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 2 November 2016

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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