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“Spur of the moment stop ”

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
Ranked #5 of 46 things to do in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Was returning home from the Orlando area when I spotted a sign that this museum was at the next exit and made a quick decision to pull off and check it out. Turned out to be a great move the museum was basically empty and I was able to move about freely. So many different types of cars from drag racing history in the main building providing so much viewing pleasure and jogged so many memories from days gone bye. The entry fee is reasonable enough but I was given a first responder discount as a result of being a retired New York City police officer. You can get through this as rapidly or slowly as you prefer I took many photos of vehicles that either recalled or just struck me as amazing to view. If you are a car enthusiast this is a must stop if you are in the area.

Thank jimcooch1959
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum. It tracks not only Don Garits life but also the history of drag racing over the years. The museum also includes a collection of vintage cars. A personal tour of the shop is available led by Don himself.

Thank Margaret R
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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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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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