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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great collection of racing memorabilia! over 90 antique cars too!

We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the collection! 90 antique cars were in one building along with countless other antique automotive items - gas pumps, license plates... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the collection! 90 antique cars were in one building along with countless other antique automotive items - gas pumps, license plates, tools, signs, steering wheels, dash boards and more! Everywhere you look, you see something. Super cool. The drag racing collection is outstanding! You can see the evolution of dragracing within two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love all the neat things that are there lots to see. You need at least a half a day so you can see it all. Very friendly.

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While visiting Florida we were introduced to this auto museum by a local resident. At the time of my visit I didn't have a strong knowledge of the world of drag racing although I do appreciate vehicle collections and have paid many visits to the National Automobile Museum in Reno, the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles and similar. Don Garlit's... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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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Thank Ruth T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 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 2 weeks 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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