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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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And Yes, I've Seen Many of the Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . .

Attention Gear Heads and Car Nuts: This is a world class drag racing museum that provides you with an accurate account of the history of drag racing. This enormous facility houses... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Attention Gear Heads and Car Nuts: This is a world class drag racing museum that provides you with an accurate account of the history of drag racing. This enormous facility houses world famous vehicles from "Big Daddy Don Garlits", Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, Craig Breedlove, Shirley Muldowny, and "Jungle" Jim Liberman just to mention a few. The International Drag Racing... More 

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Dublin, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible collection of racing memorabilia! So many drag cars to look at it's hard to believe Garlits had that many different race cars. There's a ton of visual interest, audio and reading material at this museum so you'll want to plan 2 to 3 hours for your visit to capture it all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A step back in time ,also a great education in drag racing to see where it started.need to be a fan of the sport and the men who pioneered the early days through the eighty's.so much to take in.

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Thank Nick S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a Cracker Barrel and there just happened to be one at this exit. Now my guy is a car guy; however I have to admit, I liked this museum. It was $15.00 a person to get in and we spent 3 hours there. We could have stayed longer but were on our way back to Ohio.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love automobiles especially drag racing you will love this place. If you can have a small group tour with Big Daddy Don Garlits it will be a Terriffic experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it was a great time with my grandson showing him what racing was all about and what I grew up with

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I could have spent a day or more just admiring all the racing and Antique collected cars! I plan to go back in the near future for a refresher course!

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Ocala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy going. We have been involved with drag racing for years and street ridding too. Don has both at his museums and it brings back old memories

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have driven by here countless times over 30 years and we finally stopped by today and decided to check out Big Daddy's museum and I'm glad we did!! It was so awesome to see over 90 antique cars, race cars, jet cars, vintage muscle cars, vintage trucks, engines, and more car buff stuff than you would imagine. This place... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have 2 buildings one with Antiques the other Doon's racing cars. I found this to be a wonderful tourist spot and highly recommend a visit. They have such neat exhibits and educational too. It was a nice day seeing all of the old cars with my father. He had some very fond memories of almost every old car in... More 

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