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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 unique, fun and educational experience. This is the only place of its kind in North America. So cool!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A unique, fun and educational experience. This is the only place of its kind in North America. So cool!

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Anderson, South Carolina
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You go 650 feet underground to get to the mine. My husband was a little apprehensive, but the guide would turn on her headlight, and kept talking so it was not scary at all! It is wonderful once down there, the ceiling, walls and floor are all salt! We did the whole tour and got to get some salt samples... More 

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Show Low, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Didn't really know what to expect, but I had such a pleasant experience and learned a lot also. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. It just amazes me what lies beneath the ground, it is huge and beautiful.

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is a must-see. Take the dark ride, too. The museum is in an unused portion of the salt mine. One of the unique features of this mine is the fact the underground storage is available for records and important memorabilia in a business that is adjacent to the museum. Some of this is shared in the museum. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a must-see if you're ever in the area. I traveled through with three kids 4, 12 and 13. All girls. My kids loved it. It was very educational, and the storage museum items were a fun bonus. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, they answered any and all questions we had. This was such a fun find... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

An entire world underground that few know exist, especially above ground. Definitely different from visiting caves. Underground, there is a museum to tour, along with a couple of guided tours (one by train and one by shuttle) All in all, a couple hours total time - very educational and entertaining - seeing how an active salt mine functions and its... More 

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Dodge City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I visited the mine on Sunday , and we had a great time. It had been a while for both of us, so it was nice see all of the things they have added over the years. We took the train ride. Well worth the price. The staff through out the mine were very friendly and very... More 

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

Thanks for making a return visit! We add goodies all the time so love it when people make return trips to enjoy them. Thanks for taking time to write a review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Bellmore, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I had a free day in mid Kansas, and found this gem in a AAA travel guide. For $14 you can go down to the salt mine and see the museum, for $4 more you can add a 12-minute guided train ride or a 30-minute guided tram ride (or for $5, add both). Very safe and worthwhile. If you get... More 

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

We're so glad you found us! Thanks for visiting and for taking time to write a review. We hope you'll be able to visit again soon! More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 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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saltgeek, Director of Operations at Strataca, responded to this review

Dale, We're so glad you were pleasantly surprised! We think Strataca is pretty wonderful and love it when guests "get it!" Thanks for coming. We hope you can come again soon! More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
71 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

Thank you for the great review. We are so happy you all have enjoyed Strataca so much. We think it's pretty special and love to share it! We'll look forward to your next visit. Thanks! More 

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