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Address: 3650 E Avenue G, Hutchinson, KS 67501-8200 (Formerly Kansas Underground Salt Museum)
Phone Number:
+1 620-662-1425
Today
13:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Travel 650 feet underground into an active salt mine! Experience a cool and...

Travel 650 feet underground into an active salt mine! Experience a cool and soothing subterranean world formed by salt deposits in the Permian Sea long ago. See the raw mine as it was left more than 50 years ago on the Salt Mine Express train ride and catch a guided tour on a tram to the Dark Ride. You won't want to miss a special gallery filled with authentic movie costumes and memorabilia.

NEW in June is the SAFARI SHUTTLE! Add a one hour guided tour to your underground adventure and go BEYOND STRATACA. See salt formations not available to the general public until now! Limited capacity -- only 12 visitors at a time depart 3-4 times a day.

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Great experience in central Kansas. Salt museum in an actived mine 650 feet underground. Museum staff and guides very friendly and helpful. Obrigatory tour for kids and families... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience in central Kansas. Salt museum in an actived mine 650 feet underground. Museum staff and guides very friendly and helpful. Obrigatory tour for kids and families around Hutchinson area.

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Thank jsantossilva
Hutchinson, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This venue can be the high light of your visit to Hutchinson .It is well lighted, with level walking areas . Plenty of time to view the displays,l while the kids can enjoy the optional Trolley ride through spooky tunnels! Geology students will find the salt formations fascinating . Salt specimens are offered to all.

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Thank hungry141
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go for the family as long as your kids are older than 6. It was really cool to go that far under ground and they send home a little piece of the salt mine with you.

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Thank Brittany B
Kansas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ride down 650 feet below the earth's crust and explore a salt mine. Walk around and learn more about the history of the mine and see artifacts. Due to stable environmental conditions the mines have been used to preserve pop culture archives (movies, film props, costumes) and history. STRATACA also host many events. This is a unique experience. I would... More 

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Thank AdastraExplorer
Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was quite amazing to see this site, salt laid down by ancient oceans. Because the salt is striated with mud from drier periods of the earth's history, this is not table salt, but salt suitable for roads in winter and other industrial uses. An interesting aspect of this site is that--because the humidity is so low, and the temperature... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small children cannot go 65 stories underground. Therefore, I went alone. Good move because I could proceed at my own rate of speed. This is especially important during the self-paced museum tour. You can spend time on things that interest you and skip items which do not--which for me would be exhibits devoted to evolution. There are two shuttle rides.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 3 sons and I must say, this place is very interesting. You take a lift 650 ft underground and learn about salt and mining. They are also a storage unit and they have Superman's costume and a huge variety of movie posters. There are 2 rides and we took them both. One is a train ride and... More 

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Thank Beth B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very neat experience! There was plenty to do, lots to learn and very safe. It is also interactive for small children to touch the walls and displays. It also was not experience as the four of us got a 2 1/2 hour experience with two rides and a free souvenir for $68.00. Highly recommend if you are... More 

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Thank Brian N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really interesting visit! We spent the extra bucks on the "special" tours and I would say that it is a must!! One of the tours we got to go to the older mining sites, from the 50s, and even got to turn off all the lights and experience what pure darkness was like! We also got to... More 

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Thank sarahfrazier13
Corfu, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How can you not be wowed by the chance to go underground and visit a salt mine? It was an amazing trip.....down into the dark of the salt caverns. Take the train around the mine and bring back a souvenir. Just do it!

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