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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 - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Best Place Under Earth

This is a definite destination must! If you're traveling through Kansas, make sure you stop by the Underground Salt Museum! It's beautiful & the tunnels go for miles. The Safari... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
KansasTraveler2016
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Hutchinson, Kansas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a definite destination must! If you're traveling through Kansas, make sure you stop by the Underground Salt Museum! It's beautiful & the tunnels go for miles. The Safari Shuttle is an exciting trip in the dark abandoned parts of the mine, so definitely add this ride to your visit. I would highly recommend this for every traveler!

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1 Thank KansasTraveler2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The scale of this salt business is astounding. If you are nervous about feeling claustrophobic so deep and dark under the ground... Have no fear! It is so huge and interesting and well lit you will only be impressed. I did every tour offered and spent just over 3 hours there. I drove from Wichita about 1 hour it was... More 

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Thank Donna D
patsyterrell, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for coming, Donna! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We add new things all the time so we hope you'll visit again! More 

Crystal Brook, Australia
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A tour worth doing if you are stopping over in Hutchison. We added it to the mine tours that we did on this trip along with the Gold mine in Silverton. Colorado. A different experience, but very interesting to see how it was/is done. We took all the tours - would not recommend that as there is a bit of... More 

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Thank Malcolm S
patsyterrell, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. We're so glad you took time to go 650 feet underground in Kansas. More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of years ago my wife and I were passing through Kansas and saw a flyer for Strataca. We didn't have time to check it out so I spent the following year giving grief to my wife about that. That year for my birthday we drove out from Denver, checked out the mine and drove back home all in... More 

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Thank Bräm R
patsyterrell, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

We're so glad you got to visit! Your wife might also be glad! So glad it was worth the wait and the drive. Thanks for taking the time to come and to write about your experience. Good luck in the lottery! More 

Glendive
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went down the elevator 650' guided by excellent tour guide Francis. This mine is fascinating. 70 degrees and low humidity so stores precious documents and movie memorabilia in the section mined in the 40s. Hitler stored stolen art treasures in European salt mines (think Monuments Men). Awesome to see how they blast the mine as we went by rail and... More 

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Thank PIbaGlendive
patsyterrell, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to visit. We're so glad you enjoyed your time underground! We love to share the underground world of Strataca. More 

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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with friends to a very interesting and enjoyable visit to the salt mines. The staff were very helpful and informative. A great place to visit particularly when the weather was "dreich Scottish or dreary American"

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Thank JFulton50
patsyterrell, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for making us part of your travel plans! We're so glad you had a good time! More 

Texas
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Salt Mine and Museum is a really cool attraction for a small town like Hutch. I love the tram ride that navigates through the mine. The guides are always informative and entertaining. The souvenir salt rock is not like the usual "free" souvenirs you get. You can get a good size chunk.

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Thank Amy M
patsyterrell, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for making the trip underground. We love to send people home with some souvenir salt to remember the experience by! More 

Wichita, Kansas
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We've been here several times with our kids because they enjoy it so much. They have old mining machinery to look at with videos of how they operate, scientific research reading and videos and very neat little gift shop. The train tours are fun and the tour guides are very informative and entertaining. We want to go back some time... More 

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Thank S W
patsyterrell, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

We love it when people come back again and again! We're always adding new goodies. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Smithville, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Staff is super-friendly and very knowledgeable, very helpful, too! Definitely recommend paying extra for the Safari option. Way cool, interesting. The train ride is "ok" but really can't compete with the Safari option. I'm not really even all that into going below ground, always worries me a bit but I enjoyed the experience a lot. Very educational experience.

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Thank BasiumKC
patsyterrell, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for making a visit to Strataca. The Safari is our latest attraction and is a great way to see parts of the mine you can't see any other way. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Monett, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on road trip to CO. Nice tour the ticket office was very friendly and the guides did a great job with the tour/history of the mine. Great way to get out of the car and stretch our legs for awhile.

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Thank Melissa M
patsyterrell, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for making Strataca part of your trip! We're so glad you had a good time. We love to share the underground world with visitors. More 

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