Ocala, Florida: Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum Of Drag Racing

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Address:
13700 SW 16th Ave., Ocala, FL
Directions:
I-75 exit 341. East on Hwy 484, then a quick right onto SW 16th Ave. The museum will be on the right.
Hours:
Daily 9-5. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
352-245-8661
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum Of Drag Racing.

Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum Of Drag Racing

A car museum for people who usually don't like car museums, because dragsters aren't really cars -- they're horizontal missiles with wheels. Out front: a monument of a flipping dragster, and an A-7 jet that raced Big Daddy's car.

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Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum Of Drag Racing

If you have any interest in old cars, or even just good design in general, you need to check this place out. Two huge buildings are full of some of the most beautiful and unique cars you'll ever see - half drag cars half classic cars.

[Cosmic_Adventurers, 04/14/2021]

Speed Limit 300.

Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

The museum displays a couple of Texaco manual fuel pumps outside. Besides the automotive collection, there is an old Coke (bottle) machine, a Wurlitzer bubble jukebox, and some vintage slot machines.

On the emergency-exit door at the back of the museum is an official-looking "SPEED LIMIT 300" sign. Funny.

[Jon Morgan, 06/27/2018]

1970 Plymouth Superbird.

Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum Of Drag Racing

Still an awesome attraction. Plan on about $15 a head. You can totally see "Big Daddy" here when he is not working in his garage.

[Carter, 07/29/2012]

Burned rubber in the parking lot.

Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum Of Drag Racing

Evidence of inspired visitors leaving the Garlits Museum of Drag Racing: massive peel-outs and burnt rubber trails in the parking lot.

[Scott Archibald, 04/29/2009]

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