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Strataca

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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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Description: It's an experience truly unlike any other! Travel 650 feet underground...
It's an experience truly unlike any other! Travel 650 feet underground into an active salt mine. Journey through intriguing and palatial rooms, surrounded by salt deposits formed by 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.
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Worth the Trip!

My family (husband & 2 daughters 5&18) visited. This is a great experience and unexpected in the middle of Kansas. A great time was had by all!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Kate C
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Minneapolis, Kansas
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Minneapolis, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My family (husband & 2 daughters 5&18) visited. This is a great experience and unexpected in the middle of Kansas. A great time was had by all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

to go deep in a mine and see the history and some of the operations and the amazing ingenuity to go to places nearly unimaginable and do so safe enough to go there daily for years the storage is fascinating the old law records and medical records my records from Dr Schmidt I worked in a hospital for 19 years... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit! What is stored underground is fascinating. Hope you can come again soon. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is an awesome place to take your kids! Everyone one was helpful and kind. We plan to visit again!

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saltgeek, d at Strataca, responded to this review

Thanks for coming! So glad you and the kiddos had a good time. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Enjoyed the combination of self-tour and train rides. All the staff was very pleasant, although they couldn't answer all of our questions.

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

Thanks for taking time to visit. Sorry we couldn't answer all of your questions on site, if there's something you still want to know, give us a call and we'll try to track down the information. Thanks! More 

Gardner, KS.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recentlybhad the pleasure of taking the tour of this still functioning salt mine. It was very entertaining and informative. Be sure and purchase the dark ride pass. Well worth it. I will visit again.

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

Thanks for your visit. We're so glad you had a good time and enjoyed the dark ride! More 

Lansing, KS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very educational. Plenty of exhibits to explain what you are seeing and how it got there. Always 68 degrees in the mine - a good escape from hot or cold weather!

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

Thanks for coming to visit! We're so glad you had a good time and found it educational as well. More 

Olathe, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Definitely one of the top 3 natural must see attractions in KS. Consider visiting during week or on weekend afternoons for less crowds. Worth every penny! Consider doing tram ride and dark ride to get full effect . Our kids enjoyed it. One of our best family road trips ever.

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

Thanks for visiting. We're so glad everyone had a good time! We love the sparkling underground world of Strataca and enjoy it when others experience its beauty, too! More 

Sublette, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Amazing is about the only word to describe this God made wonder. It is beautiful!. It's fun and interesting and educational. Way better than the Grand Canyon and much easier to see and get around. Things you need to know. Be on time and get there early, first trip down leaves at 9:20 am You will be wearing a hard... More 

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

Christy - Thanks so much for visiting and for taking time to share your thoughts here. You've given people some great, practical advice. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

The West
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a very cool place to visit. I was worried about feeling claustrophobic, but it wasn't a problem. It's a really unique thing to see. Much more interesting and fun than expected.

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

Thanks for visiting and posting about your trip. It's hard to explain to people how open it is underground with the large rooms. They are 40 by 40 or larger. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was a very cool self-guided tour! You can take as much time as you want. To go down and see the saltmines and hop on 2 train tours was amazing. Lots of history and you get to take home a chunk of salt.

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

Thanks for taking time to visit Strataca! We hope you're still enjoying your souvenir piece of salt. Be sure and coat it with a clear varnish or something similar so it will shine. Thanks! More 

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