If you have never experienced the Water Follies hydroplane races, you need to check it out! Before I moved here I had no idea they were so cool. These boats race at around 200 MPH and in Tri-Cities they reach top speeds because the track is so wide. I found the video above made by GoPro that shows just how exciting hydroplane racing is close up, check it out!

Just so you know, the races on Friday are completely free and then only $25 for the whole weekend and $10 for kids. More details at waterfollies.com.