Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

We're racing through history!

The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing.


Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
5917 South 196th Street
Kent, WA 98032

Phone: (206) 764-9453
Email us


Open: 10am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.  Open till 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

General Admission:  $10
Seniors (60+) & Students under 16:  $5
Members & Children under 6:  Free




Hydro Fever Open House - May 19

On May 19th, The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum hosts its annual Hydro Fever Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is FREE.

Come and see your favorite vintage hydroplanes. The museum has one of largest collections of Gold Cup winning hydroplanes in the world, including the Slo-mo-shun V, Pay 'N Pak, Atlas Van Lines, and Miss Budweiser.

You can also tour the current restoration project, The Squire Shop.

Memorabilia vendors will be selling vintage buttons, pins and programs.

A noon live auction features rare hydroplane memorabilia to benefit the museum.

Casper model boat races are available for kids. Food and drink are available for purchase.

For more information, email info@thunderboats.org, or call (206) 764-9453.

News Posts

Vintage Unlimiteds are Alive and Well

Posted by Timothy Ramsey on September 1, 2018 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

 By, Timothy Ramsey / HaRM

This past weekend, August 24th – 26th, many witnessed a lot of activity within the vintage unlimited scene as there were events stretching from Kent Washington all the way to Detroit Michigan that involved unlimited class race boats of all shapes and sizes. Below are just four events that we were aware of and there…


Hydros and Hotrods - June 3rd - Today

Posted by Timothy Ramsey on June 3, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Our 4th annual Hydro's and Hot Rods Car Show brings attendees from around the northwest - featuring a large variety of beautiful vehicles and vintage hydroplanes on display, this FREE and Family-Friendly event also offers Live Music, assorted Food Vendors, Games and much more!

Doors open at 10:00am and the event runs until 4:00pm this afternoon, see you there..

5917 South 196th Street

Kent, WA 98032

(206) 764-9453…



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The Video Vault - Where History Comes Alive

The Video Vault is a private Group, on our web site, that provides Museum members access to hundreds of hours of hydroplane video footage. Some of the footage is very rare, not seen in public for decades. Here is how you can join!


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9th Annual Mahogany & Merlot Festival at Don Morse Park

October 5, 2018 at 4pm to October 7, 2018 at 4pm
Sep 5

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