Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala

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  • When ever you are in Ocala, Florida area, if you have not been to Museum, do stop in, you will be glad you did.  more »
  • Wow! This museum is packed with a huge variety of vehicles with more information about each than you can take in. This is a must see for racing fans of all ages! Essentially you are seeing the history...  more »
  • So much important Racing History under one roof. To see and experience the Drag Racing contribution of Garlits and all His Buddies is a walk of Historic Fame. Do not forget that just next door is Don'...  more »
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  • Garlits is a deserving legend, an engineering genius and passionate sportsman in a quirky sport. The museum is a treasure house of artifacts and vehicles for the drag racing enthusiast. There's also a fine collection of antique cars in which elegance and provenance such as several Ford Model A Tudors, a Matilda Dodge and President Eisenhower's limo are displayed. There's so much content it really should have more space.
  • It's a little more expensive than I would have liked but if not for the fee they wouldn't be able to keep all that they have. It's amazing to see the history of drag racing. 3 rooms full in one building and another large building bumper to bumper with old cars. Excellent outing!
  • Better than expected. I’ve driven by this place on I-75 for years and honestly it doesn’t look like much from the highway. We spent a very enjoyable day there. It’s an impressive collection with so much more than just race cars. Friendly and knowledgeable staff will answer as many questions as you have. I would have liked to be able to walk all the way around more of the vehicles but with such a large collection there is not enough space.
  • Cool place to check out. I got to meet Don too! He was kind enough to take a picture with me! So many interesting things to see there!
  • Thank you for everything in the buildings. I've been there 3 times. Everytime I go I see something different. I've taken my kids & now my grandson. Only thing that would have made it better this time is the Tour by Don himself. Missed him by a short time the day we were there. I hope one day to see the car that was the first electric car over 200 miles an hour. Keep going Don, I know you will do it!
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