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Address: 3650 E Avenue G, Hutchinson, KS 67501-8200 (Formerly Kansas Underground Salt Museum)
Phone Number:
+1 620-662-1425
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Today
09:00 - 17:00
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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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So fun

Did a 5K underground, then had a family tour. A fun trip that's educational as well. The vaults where studios store stuff are cool, and learning about the life of a miner was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Idar-Oberstein, Germany
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Idar-Oberstein, Germany
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a 5K underground, then had a family tour. A fun trip that's educational as well. The vaults where studios store stuff are cool, and learning about the life of a miner was neat.

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was out first trip to a mine. It was amazing once we got down to our destination. There is a lot of history in the mine. We took a train ride inside the mine and found out that they have many different activities that take place down there. If you are looking for a great family adventure this is... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have talked for several years about going to the Salt Mine Museum. Recently my oldest son and I were able to go on an overnight event with a Boy Scout group where they were able to earn a couple of merit badges and see a lot of the mine and also sleep 650 feet underground. So this wasn't a... More 

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been inside natural cave formations of different types before, but never inside a mine. It was quite airy and pleasant there, not the dark narrow tunnels I would have imagined. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and pleasant. Very much worth a visit! And definitely doesn't require any kind of physical preparedness - my Mom has a bad... More 

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Thank crazyhellga
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the salt mine. When you descend down the 600 and some feet, you step into a totally different world, but with the perfect temperature, not too hot and not too cold! I thought I might feel too closed in down there, but I didn't. It was wide open and very comfortable! The staff were... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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Kansas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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