Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

We're racing through history!

The Hydroplane and 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
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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



Our new signs are going up!

Your donations made this possible.

Thanks to generous donors like you, we have been able to get seven new Tourist Information signs along I-5 and the Orilla Road Exit. The first sign went up today and we are hoping that the rest will be put up early next week! Thank you very much for your support!

Save the Date

What has David Williams exasperated...

Click on the photo above to find out what Chip Hanauer is talking about. Even if Chip has it wrong... it's important!

Save the Date! July 30th, 2015

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The Video Vault is now open

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!

Blog Posts

Madison Has A Hometown Team Like No Other

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on July 1, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

By Aaron Lynch

Reprinted from h1unlimited.com

The City of Madison’s ownership of a hydroplane is like none other in racing. As a result of the community ownership, their fans are like none other.

This unique ownership draws not only those who enjoy the spectacle of hydroplane racing but also is a source of civic pride for the residents of the Madison area. In its 54 years on the Unlimited hydroplane circuit, the Miss Madison has had many highs and lows but…


Team Spokane’s Humble Start Stirs Memories Of Hydro Fever

Posted by Hydroplane Museum on June 4, 2015 at 9:29pm 0 Comments

Reprinted from The Spokesman-Review

It was a perfect fit from the start.

The Pacific Northwest, the self-styled boating capital of the world, and unlimited hydroplanes, the world’s fastest fleet.

It’s a union that spawned hydro fever and in the fall of 1957. It spread from Seattle to Spokane, where the Miss Spokane - the U-25 Lilac Lady - rose out of a local fund drive.

The Miss Spokane was campaigned for four seasons of near-misses from 1958 through 1961…



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