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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-3970
+1 352-245-8661
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Unique, Very Specific

So, I feel you really have to be a drag racing buff to really get into this experience. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cc_travelrev
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Tampa, Florida
A Must Stop!

This was my first visit, my husbands 4th. It is a must stop if 1. you love drag racing 2. If you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
vharrison
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Marathon, Fl
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“big daddy” (44 reviews)
“antique cars” (44 reviews)
“race cars” (45 reviews)
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13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-3970
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"second building"
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"car show"
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"engine room"
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"car guy"
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"hot rod"
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"racing fan"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, I feel you really have to be a drag racing buff to really get into this experience. There is a LOT of stuff--very extensive collection for sure. Since I am not hugely knowledgeable about drag racing, it took a lot of reading and is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit, my husbands 4th. It is a must stop if 1. you love drag racing 2. If you love old cars 3. If you love the history of engines. So fun to kind of walk back through the history of drag...More

Thank vharrison
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're into cars, this is a must! Two buildings, the first is a comprehensive display of American drag racing. Take time to sit and watch the Don Garlits video. Great collection of dragsters, engines and other styles of race cars. The second building contains...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Was returning home from the Orlando area when I spotted a sign that this museum was at the next exit and made a quick decision to pull off and check it out. Turned out to be a great move the museum was basically empty and...More

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum. It tracks not only Don Garits life but also the history of drag racing over the years. The museum also includes a collection of vintage cars. A personal tour of the shop is available led by Don himself.

Thank Margaret R
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

If your in Ocala, Fl, and you are, or were, a drag racing fan, this is a must visit. All the big name dragsters machines are here in person. Quite a remarkable collection, and the price is right as well....

Thank Albert Eugene B
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I've been wanting to visit this museum for years and on this driving trip, we finally fit it in. Located right off of the freeway in Ocala, the museum is easy to find. On this particular day, we just followed a large group of motorcycles....More

Thank StevoinMinnesoto
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I loved the history. I grew up watching Big Daddy race so this was an awesome experience. It was like a trip back in time. Don Garlits will always be one of the greatest drag racers and innovators.

Thank OBX_Kev
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is very tastefully displayed and is quite interesting. We spent nearly three hours here and could have stayed longer. It’s important to read the signs that accompany the vehicles and check out the tv documentary too. They enhance the experience and add to...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I met Don Garlits many years ago and getting to see his collect was great. He has dozens of cars and other memorabilia from the past in the museum and the kids really enjoyed it.

Thank Jim W
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25crb
2 January 2018|
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Response from Ronald E | Reviewed this property |
No charge for parking but look at his web site if you visit for private tours with Don
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Hillnilley
16 January 2017|
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Response from Donna G | Property representative |
Yes you may take photos at the Museum...we are also pet friendly as long as your pet is on a leash.
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Stontonke
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Response from MrC386 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sir they do..
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