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“for all drag racing fans”

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
Ranked #5 of 72 things to do in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

If your in Ocala, Fl, and you are, or were, a drag racing fan, this is a must visit. All the big name dragsters machines are here in person. Quite a remarkable collection, and the price is right as well....

Thank Albert Eugene B
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"on display"
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"second building"
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"car show"
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"engine room"
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"hot rod"
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"racing fan"
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

I've been wanting to visit this museum for years and on this driving trip, we finally fit it in. Located right off of the freeway in Ocala, the museum is easy to find. On this particular day, we just followed a large group of motorcycles. If you love drag racing, and especially Big Daddy, you will love this place. It is a bit cramped because there are so many dragsters in there but I really appreciated seeing them along with other famous Top Fuel and Funny cars, all in very good condition. There are many examples of Don's Swamp Rat dragsters, including one that was destroyed in a huge accident. Even John Force magnanimously donated just the body of one of his cars! My wife did get bored after awhile but kept herself busy by watching the very good movie about Big Daddy's life while I saw everything in the racing side of the museum. There is also another building with hot rods in it but we didn't have the time. Maybe the next visit! Recommended!

Thank StevoinMinnesoto
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I loved the history. I grew up watching Big Daddy race so this was an awesome experience. It was like a trip back in time. Don Garlits will always be one of the greatest drag racers and innovators.

Thank OBX_Kev
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is very tastefully displayed and is quite interesting. We spent nearly three hours here and could have stayed longer. It’s important to read the signs that accompany the vehicles and check out the tv documentary too. They enhance the experience and add to the enjoyment. Don’t forget to go into the antique building after viewing the dragsters and funny cars. We recommend this museum for anyone who remembers the “good ole days” of going to the drags or for someone wanting to take a trip back in time. Nice place!

Thank 7tammy
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I met Don Garlits many years ago and getting to see his collect was great. He has dozens of cars and other memorabilia from the past in the museum and the kids really enjoyed it.

Thank Jim W
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