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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The best you will ever see.

There are many excellent drag racing museums but this one really stands out. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peter w
Melbourne, Australia
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Amazing collection of cars, parts, and memorabilia - even if you are not into drag racing

Most car people recognize the name Big Daddy Don Garlits as one of the most innovative and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John B
Santa Fe, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many excellent drag racing museums but this one really stands out. The museum is brilliantly set up about the history of drag racing. There are many exhibits illustrating the career of Don Garlits as well as other drag racers of the past. There...More

Thank peter w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most car people recognize the name Big Daddy Don Garlits as one of the most innovative and successful drag racers of all time. I have to say that I am an auto enthusiast and former racer, although I have never really gotten into drag racing....More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

What a treasure chest. So many cars to look at, memories to read, and videos from the past. Plan to spend a few hours to be able to really enjoy, take pictures and see it all. Don't miss the museum with the old historic cars...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Nice tour through history of Don's drag racing.would recommend it to any and all that are interested in drag racing

Thank 89blk50
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to look at Racing history and Antique automobiles.. Great way to spend an afternoon. Staff was very nice and helpful. Lots to see. Good for Families, Couples, Groups or anyone interested in cars.. Stop in you won't be disappointed. Car, RV and Semi...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Don Garlits Museum is fantastic! From the Interstate it looks like just 1 building but it is 3. It has everything you can imagine fo old school people like me. Don was even next door, in a separate building,working on his first electric dragster! Can't...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Super clean, well organized, information is well written, friendly staff. Must see if you appreciate motor sports and antique autos. There is an auto once owned by President Eisenhower.

Thank altfrau
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Have been here several times. Saw Don Garlits race his first dragster in Gainesville, Fl. He has alot of nice things in his museum! Worth going to see.

Reviewed 26 June 2018

We enjoyed the Drag racing museum, so much racing history and seeing the drag cars up close was very cool! The antique car museum was an added bonus a amazing car collection! very well displayed with lots of information. The staff was very friendly! You...More

Thank Holly O
Reviewed 8 June 2018 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.

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24 June 2018|
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Response from Donna G | Property representative |
No, but sometimes Don has parts he will sell. Best thing to do is email him about what you are looking for and he can check and see if he has it. You can contact the museum for his email.
3 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
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.