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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-3970
+1 352-245-8661
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Worth the visit

Lots to see, I believe there is something for everyone. Right off I-75. Well kept grounds and free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
john l
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fort dodge
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Nice detour

We love all kinds of museums and this one was no exception. In about a little more than an hour we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luvsviolet
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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“big daddy” (45 reviews)
“antique cars” (44 reviews)
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13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-3970
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"on display"
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"second building"
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"car show"
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"separate building"
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"engine room"
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"car guy"
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"hot rod"
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"racing fan"
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"great collection"
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"loves cars"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see, I believe there is something for everyone. Right off I-75. Well kept grounds and free parking. Lots of Big Daddy items and drag racing items, plus lots of memorabilia. Plan on a 2-3 hour visit to see both buildings.

Thank john l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love all kinds of museums and this one was no exception. In about a little more than an hour we enjoyed browsing through a lot of fascinating memorabilia: race cars, engines and a big room full of antique cars. Parking was available and free...More

Thank Luvsviolet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are both NASCAR and Drag race enthusiasts. We were headed home and drove fun and stopped. There a lot of history here. Big Daddy has done a wonderful job preserving his history along with others. There is also a very large building full of...More

Thank VWilkins1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dragster museum was cool and very interesting. The antique car section was a huge surprise, we tour a fair amount of car museums and this has an extensive collection of super rare cars. Check it out.

Thank Thomas O
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Overwhelmingly amazing visit! My fiance and I were "revving" about this place our entire trip. We were saddened we couldn't see Big Daddy at the Southern Nationals in Atlanta, but we had a wonderful time just the same. We enjoyed learning not only about Big...More

Thank 366kirstene
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

So, I feel you really have to be a drag racing buff to really get into this experience. There is a LOT of stuff--very extensive collection for sure. Since I am not hugely knowledgeable about drag racing, it took a lot of reading and is...More

Thank cc_travelrev
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This was my first visit, my husbands 4th. It is a must stop if 1. you love drag racing 2. If you love old cars 3. If you love the history of engines. So fun to kind of walk back through the history of drag...More

Thank vharrison
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

If you're into cars, this is a must! Two buildings, the first is a comprehensive display of American drag racing. Take time to sit and watch the Don Garlits video. Great collection of dragsters, engines and other styles of race cars. The second building contains...More

Thank boatfitter
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Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 3 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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25crb
2 January 2018|
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Response from Ronald E | Reviewed this property |
No charge for parking but look at his web site if you visit for private tours with Don
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Hillnilley
17 January 2017|
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Response from Donna G | Property representative |
Yes you may take photos at the Museum...we are also pet friendly as long as your pet is on a leash.
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Stontonke
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Response from MrC386 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sir they do..
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