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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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We had the best time ever at the Salt Mine. Bob, our guide was amazing! So fun and well worth every dime. We bought the blaster pass. Allow at least two hours. We will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Kearney, Nebraska
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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We had the best time ever at the Salt Mine. Bob, our guide was amazing! So fun and well worth every dime. We bought the blaster pass. Allow at least two hours. We will be going back! The mine is open, and well lit. No worries at all being down 682 feet!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I know salt mining does not seem like the most interesting topic, but when you take the history, the attitude and the relevance of this topic and actually get to go down 650 feet to experience it, then there seems to be so much more. It all starts in the waiting room where you can learn about how the place... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

From the start the staff was just as nice and informative as you could ask. The whole time we were learning interesting facts about the mineing and uses of salt. The first thing is a elevator ride down 650 feet to the mine itself. Then several interactive displays of the 100 year history of the miners and their tools and... More 

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Clayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is something everyone should see. It is a piece of history, as well as the depository for records of Hollywood movie studios and world wide companies. All 600 feet beneath the plains of Kansas.

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San Antonio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Husband and I toured the Strataca (salt mine) with 5 year old grandson. Very interesting self guided tour. Were taken over 600 feet underground in an old elevator shaft. They have two train type rides you can go on after you take the self guided tour. Drivers stop along the way in different tunnels and explain the mine and its... More 

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Claremore, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was a awesome place. Great for families. Would love to go back. Lots to do down under. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Emporia, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

On a hundred degree day it is very pleasant to go 650 feet below the surface to explore a salt mine. We enjoyed the tours but didn't feel the "extra" tour was worth the time or cost since little was added to the previous included tour.

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Cleburne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We thought this would be a neat few hours but it exceeded our expectations. This is a truly unique way to spend 2-3 hours. Go ahead and spring for the tram and 'dark ride', it's worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited this because we had seen a show on TV about the vaults that stored a lot of the Hollywood movies. The salt mine was really interesting learning about how it was mined. We did not do the Sarai hike which would have taken another hour or more. We spent about two hours there and even came home with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Research their website you plan on heading to this area. The have daily, self guided tours. For a small upgrade you get a 15 minute tram ride. There is also another tram ride about 35 minutes long. Both are well worth the price. A constant 68 degrees down there...think about that before you go...dress as needed for above and below... 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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