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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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1:00 pm - 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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Salt Mine Review

It was such a different attraction. The people in the mine are so informative. It is something not to miss. Do both the train ride and the Dark Ride. Also get a piece of pie at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was such a different attraction. The people in the mine are so informative. It is something not to miss. Do both the train ride and the Dark Ride. Also get a piece of pie at Yoder's Family Restaurant before going in. The restaurant is about 7 miles from the salt mine.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is an unusual attraction that takes one 650 feet underground for 4-5 hours Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the number on the website. A good reason to call is to have how the process works and how you are signed up for one attractions, train ride or tram ride, I ma sure this avoids congestion... More 

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Clarinda, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice experience for our group of kids and grandparents. My granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our underground tour at Strataca. It was good, informative, well done. She especially enjoyed the "dark ride" into the unlighted areas. I have all ready recommended it to others.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun! You will want to book as many of the extras (night tram and the train ride) as you can.

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Larned
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a neat idea!! If you are looking for a fun night out, this is it!! Dinner, drinks, entertainment...what more do you need? We laughed so much and even walked away with some new friends.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When I heard about this place, I knew I'd have to go... and am so glad we did. Being 650 feet underground may seem claustrophobic, but in reality, you forget about that once you're down there. We booked the entire trip, including the shuttle tour. That was really the best part... it costs more, but worth every penny! On the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The 650' down into this working mine is worth the money. The guides used to do a better job giving an orientation and explanation. Now, there are signs and displays; I guess labor costs added too much. Still, a better explanation at the beginning of the tour down in the salt mine would have been beneficial. The videos by each... More 

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saltgeek, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit! We're so glad you had time for the full Strataca experience. We love to share! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a working salt mine located 650 feet underground in central Kansas. Great parking close to the entrance. Staff was very professional and knowledgeable. The tour begins in a museum with photography and video. Lots of places to sit, train ride, tram ride and we took the add on safari tram excursion. You can see everything in two hours... More 

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saltgeek, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Ellie, Thanks for coming to visit! We think Strataca is a really special place and we love it when people discover it. We'll look forward to your next visit with family and friends! More 

Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place was absolutely brilliant!! 650ft below ground! The museum is great set up in a old mine. The Blast pass is the way to go with children under 10. They even let us take a piece of salt home!

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saltgeek, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for making the trip to visit! We love to share Strataca. Enjoy your salt. Be sure and clear coat it. Enjoy! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

was very interesting. The shaft is an interesting ride both down and back up again. Lots to check out, also had some movie props on display. Train ride was fun as well as the dark ride, very informative. The salt walls were very cool looking and pretty in areas. Glad we went.

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saltgeek, Public Relations Manager at Strataca, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good time! We think the salt walls are very pretty with lots of sparkle, so we love it when visitors notice. Thanks for coming! More 

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