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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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We visited the big daddy Don Garlits museum. What a great way to spend an afternoon. I am not a big... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Darlene H
Waukesha, Wisconsin
via mobile
The Best For Drag Racing Fans

If you love drag racing, this is the place for you to visit. One would have to see these cars... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Elgin, United Kingdom
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13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-3970
+1 352-245-8661
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the big daddy Don Garlits museum. What a great way to spend an afternoon. I am not a big drag race fan but I love nascar and stock races. I also love the old and antique. This museum fit the bill for me....More

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed 19 November 2017

If you love drag racing, this is the place for you to visit. One would have to see these cars. Not enough time to tell about all the cars and rails. The history is amazing. I am a female and was so impressed. Also, for...More

Thank robinson14
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing collection of mechanical collectibles ! Can not imagine the time spent to polish all those immaculate motors. Great for a rainy day as you can wander around all day.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband loved the museum. We spent a lot of time going through. He loves racing and all the different cars to see. I am not a big fan of cars but it was fun to watch him geek out.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

If you like cars this is a must see. Not only race cars but restored autos also. You can get a tour by Don if you call ahead

Thank Ronald E
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Talk about every top fuel/car/ford enthusiast dream come true. Don has an amazing collection of old original Fords. A lot of amazing drag cars/top fuel cars there, best part was the engine room. It is a pretty cool place, I'm not a giant car fan...More

Thank Ashley O
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Legendary Drag racer Don Garlits , who is still alive and kicking and working on cars, has his own Museum next to the highway. It is definitely worth seeing, very detailed and filled with the actual stuff from the early days of drag racing. Daddy...More

Thank Niels N
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The best part in visiting the Garlits Museum is to bring someone who has never been there. There is just so much to see. We confined ourselves to photographing the cars and only spent a scant amount of time viewing all of the documentation with...More

Thank Earl R
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I grew up with drag racing and to see Don Garlits and racing history in general, all in one place is pretty cool.

Thank Melody D
Reviewed 27 September 2017

There is a tremendous amount of automotive history in this place! Even if you're not a fan of drag racing, just the collection of street cars will make it worth a stop. I've been driving by this place for years, finally stopped to check it...More

Thank TravelingNudists
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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
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.
11 September 2016|
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Response from MrC386 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sir they do..