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Mount Dora Museum Of Speed

206 N Highland St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5728
+1 352-385-0049
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This place may be about speed, but slow down because there is so much to see!

Great place to spend a few hours reminiscing about cars (mostly very limited production) and all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OrlandoRick
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Orlando, Florida
Hidden gem

Absolutely loved this place. So much to look at and so much history. Spent nearly 2 hrs here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SweetLondonUK
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London UK
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We hope these photos will help give you a peek at the inside this private Museum. Your visit here is a chance to 'take a Dejavu trip' through Time, walk through our 7,000 sq. ft. facility, and enjoy some of America's Finest Classic American Muscle Cars, Collectible Foreign Cars like Porsche and sometimes Ferrari."Professional" Cars (Hearse & Ambulance),and lo-mile Old-Timers from the 30's-40's-50's, '66-'67 Shelby's, Mid-Year Vette's, Cobra's, Classic Trucks,Ford Woodie, and occasionally a 'Rat Rod'~ all make appearances here. Antiques for sale in the Gift Shoppe. Experience a HUGE 50+ Year collection of NEON Signs, Vintage Porcelain Advertising Signs, Gas Pumps, Air Towers, Jukeboxes, Cola Machines, and Pedal Cars/Strollers & 1/4 & FULL Midget Race Cars. There's even a display of Autographed Guitars w/Backstage Passes from famous 'Rockers' & Country Artists: including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Ozzy Ozbourne, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood, Don Henley & His group, Billy Ray Cyrus, Graham Nash, George Thorogood, Chicago, Member's of the '99 Lollapalooza Tour, Montgomery & Gentry, & Chet Atkins,Madonna's Autographed underpants, and the entire Cast Signed, Guitar from A&E TV's "Pawn Stars" including 'ChumLee' & the "Old Man", plus a new display on TV's "Duck Dynasty" featuring Taxidermy! Plus, see Brooke Burke Autographed Guitar (former: "Dancing w/The Stars"). We also added for the Ladies; Unique Mannequin's with Period Dress covering the 40's-50's-60's: Airline Stewardess/Pilot, Drive-In Girl on Skates,Vintage Gilmore Race Driver, Texaco Attendant, Hippie 'Groupie',Greyhound Bus Driver,and Ambulance Attendant & Nurse, recently added: 4 'working' 50's Black & White TV's with original programs! There is so much to see: Most folks circulate the Museum several times. We even added a 1952 Alan Herschell vintage Amusement Ride called "Sky Raiders" on the ceiling![ Please note:Due to damage not covered by insurance we do not permit ANY camera's with removable lenses]. Small cameras & i.phone cameras are welcome. This is an Adult Museum, No Children under 14. By far, The Most Fun Hour+ you can spend in Mt.Dora. Call 1st for Sat. Hours as we sometimes close to attend Car Shows elsewhere.
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“classic cars” (17 reviews)
“the owner” (45 reviews)
“muscle cars” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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206 N Highland St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5728
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend a few hours reminiscing about cars (mostly very limited production) and all things Americana (who else remembers the RCA Space Commander (remote control) TV from 1959, Swanson TV dinners, Bob's Big Boy, 1950s Drive-Ins, and so much more?). Really well designed...More

Thank OrlandoRick
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you 'Orlando Rick' for appreciating a Lifetime Project. I can't tell you how much it means to me to have someone take the time to 'write us up' on this great Website. Happy Trails! Kerry Bogard, Owner/Curator

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. So much to look at and so much history. Spent nearly 2 hrs here. Highly Recommended. The guy who owns it was really friendly and very knowledgeable. We also had a conversation about his favourite place in the UK to visit...More

Thank SweetLondonUK
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank YEEW 'SweetLondonUK'. I meant every word, LOL. Budleigh Salterton was the high point of the last two visits to Devon. Loved it! And, thank you for your kind words. Kerry Bogard / Curator/ Owner & Chief Caretaker

Reviewed 13 July 2017

I spent a few hours at this museum and would enjoy spending another few hours there. So much to see is an understatement. Even if your not a car buff , you still will have things to enjoy. So if you are nearby, you should...More

Thank Ed D
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

"Ed D" Thank you very much for taking the time to write us up. Please come back and spend as much time as you like. One of our patrons said, "you had to be a Bobblehead Doll to see everything". LOL. I think that sums...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

The museum has an amazing collection of items from the past--not just cars. Fun to walk through and see how many things my husband and I remember actually using. A great way to spend the morning--worth every penny!

1  Thank Terry D
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hi Folks! A special thank you to Mr.& Mrs. "D" for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed our DeJaVu Trip through time. Warmest Regards; Kerry Bogard, Owner/Curator

Reviewed 30 June 2017

I have been several times and the owner changes the displays so there is always something new to see. Look closely because it's not a huge museum, but there is a ton of small items that you might miss if you don't look around. There...More

Thank fritz145
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Hello 'Fritz145' ! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to write the Museum up. I think you 'nailed it' in your review. The displays are indeed "a bit melodramatic, overdone, sentimental and folksy". I really made a sincere effort to entertain folks...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

In my desire to visit Mount Dora, wanted to keep hubby happy so chose this Museum...so glad I did. It's much more than cars, although they were a delight, too. Small place, but packed with not only priceless cars, but the memorabilia brings back so...More

Thank LBG8ator
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi LBG8ator ! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit so much... and triple glad you sought out The Frog & Monkey Pub and Lakeside Inn, as recommended. This is a great town to visit and I hope to see you again soon. Thanks for taking...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I only live about 8 blocks away but had never previously stopped in. There's a whole lot to see stuffed into a relatively small space. I enjoyed the visit.More

Thank flalb2
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks 'flalb2' for dropping by. I enjoyed meeting you. Wow, "eight blocks away"....It's kind of like living near the Ocean and never going to the Beach, LOL. We have 25 cars on the floor so, adding thousand's of Antiques and Petrolina, with walkways, makes for...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had a wonderful morning enjoying this museum and speaking with the owner today. The museum is way more than amazing cars. There is so much memorabilia to see that we made two loops around his displays. His collections of various types brought back childhood...More

Thank Debbie R
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi 'DebbieR' Thanks so much for visiting with me. We're glad you enjoyed your DeJaVu Trip back in time. Look forward too seeing you next time you're in town. Kerry Bogard

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, since vintage cars are his "thing". I didn't expect to enjoy myself as much as he did! From floor to ceiling, the museum is chock full of memorabilia and just really, really cool stuff (and oh yeah,...More

Thank KPizer
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi 'KPizer' We are so glad you enjoyed it. I hired "Vince (car fanatic) to act as a 'Tour Guide' when I can't get out of my office. We Love to see the 'ladies happy' as we added so many displays just for them. The...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a must see for any serious auto enthusiast or memorabilia buff. I always enjoy our periodic visits to the Museum of Speed/Dream cars and look forward to the new exhibits and stunning automobiles. The owner Kerry is a delightful tour guide with an...More

Thank Boomer1981
BentleyBoy, Owner at Mount Dora Museum Of Speed, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hey 'Boomer9181' Thank you for your Kind Review. I always enjoy seeing you and yours. Thanks so much for the time to write this up. Kerry Bogard

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Gail R
4 December 2016|
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Response from BentleyBoy | Property representative |
Howdy Buckeye ! No..... no affiliation. Just a Mom & Pop trying to do something special for Mt.Dora
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Marsha W
22 July 2015|
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Response from BentleyBoy | Property representative |
Hi Marsha; Sorry, I missed your question...I was in the hospital for tests. We decided to hold the admission at $12 + tax for the Summer on self-guided tours. $14 + tax for Guided Tours (20 person minimum) as listed in our... More
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Marsha W
22 July 2015|
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Still just $15 including tax!
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