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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala

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4.6/5 based on 320 reviews on the web
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is located in Ocala. Make Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing a centerpiece of your Ocala vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ocala trip builder.
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  • Visited Don's museum for the first time and was absolutely blown away. It brought back so many wonderful memories of the cars, equipment, tracks and people who built the sport. But don't miss the his ...  read more »
  • My guy enjoyed the time more than I, but even I enjoyed looking at the first 20 of what felt like 50+ cars. Can't me all about me! 
  • What a treasure you won't find too many places like this my good friend Billy used to say Don Garlits is the Babe Ruth of drag racing he put a lot into this field heart and soul Blood Sweat yes he tru...  read more »
  • Wow! Super cool collection of drag and funny cars along with a second building of collector classics and notable innovations in car design and engineering. Nice people! If you're lucky, you may get to meet "Big Daddy" himself....Amazing to see the amount of passion, work (weeks, months, years) and dreaming that all come down to a 5-second run. A must-see if you are near Orlando and Ocala, FL
  • Amazing collection of memorabilia! I can't get over just how much there is to see here. Not only is there an immense amount, but they've done a phenomenal job cataloging it all. Expect to spend at least 3 or 4 hours, and even then you'll be cutting some sights short.
  • My husband and I loved this place. Immaculate, very clean. A lot of wonderful cars. Very polite personnel. We will go back.
  • Can't wait to get back. It took 32 years to get there after passing it on my trips to Springhill to see my wife's family from West Chester PA. The home of Jungle Jim and Steve kanewka. Thanks Don and team Allie for a awesome museum.
  • What a treat to see this place. I've lived in this area for years and always just drove by, not realizing what I was passing. The museum is in two buildings, one for antique cars and the other one for race cars. I was astounded to see the antique car collection. It must be considered one of the best in the country with their extraordinary collection. They even have a kind of scene that reflects life during World War II with a soldier on a cot surrounded by memorabilia. As a veteran myself, that was really great to see.
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