$10 for Two Admissions to The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent ($20 Value)

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Scott W. · 1 review
· 6 days ago
Very cool stop for anyone who has a history watching hydroplane racing or just likes to see big really cool boats. Staff was awesome a very enthusiastic bunch!

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Chris A. · 3 reviews
· March 26, 2018
Lots of great hydroplane history. The people are great with being interactive with everyone. Keep the hydroplane history alive and check out the museum.

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Don S. · 1 review
· January 31, 2018
very cool place with much local lore and race history on display

What You'll Get


Before the invention of boats, water travel was only possible by lassoing a duck or landing a perfectly timed jump onto a skipping rock. Celebrate easier modes of aquatic transport with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two admissions to The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent (a $20 value).

On a mission to preserve the vestiges of motorboat racing, The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum allures wave-whizzing enthusiasts into its historic halls with a trove of racing artifacts, collections, and boating exhibits. Seven decades worth of designs are touted by a compilation of vintage hydroplanes, including boats that have won championship cups and arm-wrestled legendary propellers. An eclectic stock of memorabilia, such as photo archives, trophies, and vintage packs of personal floatation device trading cards provide glimpses into the past, with some pieces dating back to the early 1900s. Alternatively, more than 200 hours of rare films transferred from videotape cover hydroplane racing events from the 1940s up to present-day competition. The museum also lets visitors glean the stories of renowned drivers including Bill Muncey, Ron Musson, and "Wild" Bill Cantrell.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Mar 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Not valid 09/30/11-10/2/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum


The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum celebrates the thrill and wonder of hydroplane racing, and its the only museum of its kind in the United States. Along with historical books, race programs, trophies, and photos from the last century, its collection of hydroplanes from the past 70 years tells the story of the watery sport. The staff has brought seven famous Gold Cup and Harmsworth winners back to their fully operational states, and will even take members out on the water in one of their historical vessels for a Ride of a Lifetime.

Offering a glimpse back in time, they boast than 200 hours of racing footage dating back to the 1940s and share stories of legendary drivers including Mira Slovak and "Wild" Bill Cantrell, who was famous for solving crimes with the help of his artificially intelligent hydroplane.

However, the museum isn't just about the past. A lineup of regular events invites folks to show off their powerboats and hot rods to fellow enthusiasts, and races bring the excitement of the sport to the present day as boats cut through the waves vying for titles.

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