Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
|Location||5917 South 196th Street, Kent, WA 98032|
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is the nation’s only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing. Formed in 1983, its mission is to preserve and exhibit important artifacts from the sport of hydroplane racing. The museum features an incredible collection of vintage hydroplanes spanning seven decades, including boats that have won 17 Gold Cups.
The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is also the nation’s primary resource for historical and educational information on hydroplane racing. Its extensive collection of books, magazines, race programs, newspaper, photos, trophies, and other memorabilia dates back to the turn of the last century. It has over 200 hours of rare, vintage racing films transferred to videotape, covering hydroplane racing from the 1940s to the present. David D Williams, Director
Start out going north on Park Ave S toward Garfield St S. 0.05 mi. Turn right onto Garfield St S.Marzano’s Restaurant is on the right. If you reach Wheeler St S you’ve gone a little too far. 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Pacific Ave S/WA-7.Pita Pit is on the right. 0.8 mi. Merge onto WA-512 E toward Puyallup.If you are on Pacific Ave S and reach 108th St S you’ve gone a little too far. 9.5 mi. Merge onto WA-167 N toward WA-410 E/Seattle/Yakima. 13.7 mi. Take the WA-516 exit toward Willis St/Des Moines. 0.2 mi. Turn left onto WA-516/S Kent Des Moines Rd. 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Washington Ave S/W Valley Hwy/68th Ave S/WA-181. Continue to follow W Valley Hwy/68th Ave S/WA-181. Turn left onto S 196th St.S 196th St is 0.2 miles past S 199th Pl. If you reach S 194th Pl you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far.