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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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A salt mine? You bet!!!

Why in the world would you want to visit a salt mine? Because it is interesting and a terrific educational experience. You will receive a tour run by enthusiastic guides who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Dale P
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Why in the world would you want to visit a salt mine? Because it is interesting and a terrific educational experience. You will receive a tour run by enthusiastic guides who answer questions knowledgably and fully. You will get a history lesson as well as a lesson in the production of something that most of us take for granted. I... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
69 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is a tour you don't want to miss if you are traveling through central Kansas! It is amazing for both kids and adults! A real lesson in ancient geology which could spark the imagination of young people to perhaps someday work in the field of geology! I did not realize just how vast this underground salt mine was. It... More 

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We LOVE this place! I have been several times and still love going.We took the grand children last summer and even the four year old was enthralled. Cant wait for a chance for one of the mystery dinner theater experiences and hope to do that soon.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Although I grew up in Hutchinson and visited the mine as a child, nothing compares to the recent experience we had. I love the exhibits and find the geological history fascinating. There is a vast world beneath the surface of the earth. Kudos to the staff and the leaders of this project. You have made the salt mines a destination... More 

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United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Strataca was a fascinating place to visit. The trip underground requires that you wear a hard hat (provided by the museum). An elevator descends in complete darkness, although the guide did ask if this was all right with everyone, so perhaps they have the capability of turning on a flashlight or something. The underground space is NOT like most cave... More 

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45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Visited with the teens over Spring Break and we all thought Strataca was cool! We opted for the dark ride only due to time constraints but I think the train would have been fun too. The museum exhibits wonderfully explain about salt mining. Watch the movies throughout, they are quite interesting. While the salt mining information was wonderful, it was... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My 11 year old boy could not stop talking about how cool the salt mine was. Going underground to see where they mine the salt is very neat. It is amazing how huge it is and there is a whole other world underground.

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Roeland Park, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I'm female, 65, and I really enjoyed this tour, because I will always be a kid at heart when it comes to exploring the unusual. (The only bad part was having to wear a hard hat because of the ensuing "hat hair.") I recommend taking both the Dark Ride and the Express Train, and leave enough time at the end... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to visit Strataca! We're so glad you had a wonderful time. We love the underground world of Strataca and think it's a pretty special place. Thanks for coming! More 

Newport News, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Over spring break I wanted to take my kids (ages 8, 10, & 15) to places educational fun places. Strataca certainly fits the bill. I love the relaxed pace of it. No rushing here or there If you want to take your time at the gallery or the vault area you can without worrying about missing your train, simply catch... More 

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

Sounds like you had a great Spring Break! Thanks for making Strataca part of it. So glad you had a good time! More 

Huron, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a really cool and interesting tour. I was a little nervous about going down into the mine but really was no big deal. Once down in the mine it was very interesting and fun. I would recommend to anyone that is in the area to visit this attraction.

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

Thanks for taking time to visit Strataca. We're so glad you had a good time. Once people see all the wide open spaces underground they're usually not too concerned! Thanks for coming! More 

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