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Address: 3650 E. Avenue G, Hutchinson, KS 67501 (Formerly Kansas Underground Salt Museum)
Phone Number: +1 620-662-1425
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Travel 650 feet underground into an active salt mine! Experience a cool...
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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Strataca

My wife and went to Hutchinson, KS from Hays, KS. The Strataca is a mine 650 below ground. It was 68 degrees in the mine. Everyone should see this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and went to Hutchinson, KS from Hays, KS. The Strataca is a mine 650 below ground. It was 68 degrees in the mine. Everyone should see this.

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Lincoln
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit and a first for my teen ager grandson. He enjoyed the hands on exhibits, the history of the mine. We had a long wait for the lift to take us back to street level, since it was being used for the working mine. We did the exhibits and the train tour. Children as well as... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just toured the salt museum. Purchased the Blast Pass which includes the train and dark ride. Took 2 hrs. Professionally ran, friendly employees and well organized. Took the 9:40 tour. We had 10 in our group. It was interesting and enjoyable. Learned a lot! Take a jacket. It does get cool after awhile.

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Kansas my entire life (30+ years) and have never been to the salt mines. It definitely needs to be advertised more because this was a great place to take the family. On the website, it says to allow for 2 hours. We spent closer to 3 hours there. My two children (both under the age of... More 

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Clifton, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was my second visit to the salt mines, the first under the new name Strataca. I was very pleased to see that the new name was more than just a name but a general improvement of the museum. I enjoyed the exhibits very much, but the Dark Ride made the entire trip a success. The Dark Ride is a... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Family enjoyed the trip down under and the cool temps for this cool tour to explain where road salt comes from. Kids also liked the small gauge railroad tour as well. Recommend and found on factorytoursusa.com site otherwise wouldn't have known to look for it. Well worth the journey to get there.

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saltgeek, Director of Operations at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to visit. We're so glad you found us and that you enjoyed your time underground! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Ever wonder where the salt for deicing winter city streets comes from? Come ride the freight elevator 650 feet down...to a very cool museum. My eight year old son and I loved it. The museum is very well organized and would be very entertaining for any age. Ride the train and do the Dark ride. Worth the price to get... More 

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saltgeek, Director of Operations at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for coming! We're so glad you both had fun. We love to share the underground world of Strataca. More 

canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you have the time, I would highly recommend this. It was worth the time and money. We did all three rides- Salt Mine Express, Dark Ride, and the new one, Safari Shuttle. The safari shuttle was our favorite. It was a one hour shuttle ride. Only 12 visitors can go at a time and it only goes 3 times... More 

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saltgeek, Director of Operations at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We love it that you took time to do all the activities. The Safari Shuttle is brand new and we're loving getting to share even more of our underground world. Thanks for your kind words! More 

Salina, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The underground salt mine in Hutchinson, KS is an interesting place to visit. We had three children ages 10, 9 and 4 and they all enjoyed the train rides we took and looking at things in the museum. They got to dig in a pile for a souvenir salt rock. All in all it was worth it totally.

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saltgeek, Director of Operations at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for making the trip to visit! So happy to hear everyone had a good time and people of all ages get excited at the Salt Pile! Who wouldn't love a little souvenir to take home? Thanks! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great tour of the salt mines, their history and an interesting facts about the underground storage facility. BIG tunnels, lots of lighting, even floors to walk on. Very safety conscious group. Guides were very knowledgeable.

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saltgeek, d at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for making the trip underground! We think it's a pretty special place and we love to share it. We appreciate you taking time to write a review! More 

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Additional Information about Strataca

Address: 3650 E. Avenue G, Hutchinson, KS 67501 (Formerly Kansas Underground Salt Museum)
Phone Number: +1 620-662-1425
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Hutchinson
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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