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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

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Lots of Great Cars

I worked at a Dragway when I was in high school, so this museum brought back many great memories... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing Museum of Memorabilia

This place even smells old! Lot's of bizarre items, some related to racing and some seemingly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Frederic C
Dundas, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I worked at a Dragway when I was in high school, so this museum brought back many great memories. The main building has all kinds of beautifully restored dragsters, funny cars, bikes, and so on. Each cars has it’s own story board which makes for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place even smells old! Lot's of bizarre items, some related to racing and some seemingly random, but it all comes together in a veritable cornucopia of everything automotive and historical. (Who knew that Smokey Yunick made a machine to mix his own blend of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Frederic C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent almost 4 hours looking at all the memorabilia and old cars and history about big daddy garlits. And the other greats of drag racing. Some beautiful cars along with a while barn full of antiques either owned or donated to the museum. Worth the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty to see for anyone who likes cars, bikes, antique and classic cars and any kind of engineering.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wiseoldman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comprehensive on drag racing overall, not just 'Big Daddy'. Second building with more antique type (older) non-dragster vehicles. Restrooms in both buildings. A nice film to watch about history and rivalries. You can come and go; we arrived a little before lunch and were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank finegael
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was friendly. Great history on drag racing, not just Don Garlits. There was a good video playing on continuous loop for those not familiar with the sport, and those who have followed for years. Drag racers from the early years through recent history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank K284ITrichardc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum is packed full of old dragsters and memorabilia in excellent condition. I was amazed that Don Garlits and his wife were able to keep these items in such great condition. The antique car/truck museum was also full of fully restored vehicles in mint...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marc C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here three times in the 18 years I have lived in Florida. There are two buildings. The first one contains quite a few of Don Garlits dragsters over the course of his career. The second building contains quite a collection of antique cars,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Vinny H
Reviewed 12 December 2018

There are so many beautiful cars!! Great family day if you enjoy cars...and if you are not a car connoisseur, then you may just enjoy watched your family ooh and ah! Once and awhile Big Daddy is even there! My husband and boys were able...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Boysrus5
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Don Garlits museum is a beautiful collection of well designed dragsters and other automobiles. All are in impecable condition.There wasnt even dust on anything. The place is immaculate as were the cars. Many of which the Swamp Rat had a hand in building. There are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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24 June 2018|
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Response from DonnaG179 | Property representative |
No, but sometimes Don has parts he will sell. Best thing to do is email him about what you are looking for and he can check and see if he has it. You can contact the museum for his email.
3 January 2018|
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Response from ronalde755 | Reviewed this property |
No charge for parking but look at his web site if you visit for private tours with Don
17 January 2017|
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Response from DonnaG179 | Property representative |
Yes you may take photos at the Museum...we are also pet friendly as long as your pet is on a leash.