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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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+1 352-245-8661
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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What an unexpected treat!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Kathy E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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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Thank Charlie100635
Ocala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy going. We have been involved with drag racing for years and street ridding too. Don has both at his museums and it brings back old memories

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have driven by here countless times over 30 years and we finally stopped by today and decided to check out Big Daddy's museum and I'm glad we did!! It was so awesome to see over 90 antique cars, race cars, jet cars, vintage muscle cars, vintage trucks, engines, and more car buff stuff than you would imagine. This place... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have 2 buildings one with Antiques the other Doon's racing cars. I found this to be a wonderful tourist spot and highly recommend a visit. They have such neat exhibits and educational too. It was a nice day seeing all of the old cars with my father. He had some very fond memories of almost every old car in... More 

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Umatilla, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How very cool this place is. Don Garlits lives onsite with his family, you see him around, he'll talk with you any time. His daughter, Donna runs the store and will do the same. She arranged for Big Daddy to come pick me up in a coupe when I told her it didn't look like I was going to make... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you always loved drag racing, this is the place to visit. Cars from all the greats like Garlits, Prudohmme, Ivo and Shirley Muldowney are all there. You can see the evolution of the dragster and info on some of the memorable events. There is a great video of interviews with Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney and others talking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is rather large with many exhibits, of course mostly of worthy cars from the not too distant past. Don Garlits was a key figure in drag racing's heyday, and beside the machinery, it's also a good trip down memory lane. Even the wife enjoyed the day!

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