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The docent took us back In time, relating history of the technological changes in the boats & safety equipment, the famous drivers, the various engines & props used,etc. Then we watched a super video of famous races in the past, including the crash where the...More
An incredible place! For those that follow hydroplane racing...hold on to your Kahuna's! From early beginnings to present drivers...boats...and loss of life. Arrive early...stay all day. Special Events are worth the wait??
If you've ever wondered about hydroplanes this is the place for you. Hidden away and small but mighty. Original but retired famous hydroplanes and raceboats, trophies, pictures, videos, etc. all donated and lovingly preserved. Come on, did you ever think you would see the Miss...More
I haven’t been to a hydro race in about 35 years - but I lived in Seattle during the early 80s and loved the “Thunderboats” during those prime years of racing. I thought Chip Hanauer was the coolest and remember the Miss Squire Shop, Miss...More
I only remember a bit of the old piston powered from the ABC wide world of sports broadcasts. My wife however lived it as her dad was heavily involved in the sport while she was growing up. The collection of old boats in various states...More
I grew up watching the Gold Cup races on the Detroit River in the 1960's, and was always fascinated by the speed and roar of the Unlimited Hydroplanes. While recently visiting our daughter who lives in Seattle, I discovered this small "museum" and decided to...More
I have always followed and attended hydroplane racing and decided it was time to check out the museum. Event if you know any hydroplane history ask to have someone guide you through a tour. There is no extra cost to have a guided tour and...More
Was not sure what to expect, but my hopes were exceeded. Volunteers were very pleasant and welcoming. For a small operation, they have lots of interesting craft and if you're into fast boats it is well worth visiting someday. Not that far from SeaTac airport.
Growing up in the Tri-Cities Washington. I grew up with the hydroplanes every summer for over 20 years. From the good old days of the Thunder boats to the dawning of the turbine powered boats of today. It was a great walk down memory lane...More
My family visited here last week. We got a private tour as we were the only ones in the museum. The staff was very friendly and had some great stories about speedboat racing. We learned a lot about the history of speedboat racing and got...More