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Strataca

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A different kind of mine and storage facility

The adventure starts with the elevator ride down. The mine level itself is very spacious and not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jayneg635
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Sterling, Illinois
Deep Dark Amazing Place

We learned a lot about how they mine salt and how things have changed since the 1930's when they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
W4568ESdianes
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Topeka, Kansas
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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...more
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3650 E Avenue G, Hutchinson, KS 67501-8200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The adventure starts with the elevator ride down. The mine level itself is very spacious and not claustrophobic at all. You do not have to duck to avoid hitting your head and the ground is even overall. The museum / mine is well laid out...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review Jayne, It would be great to never have to wait on others but such is life. Thanks came back some day

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We learned a lot about how they mine salt and how things have changed since the 1930's when they started until today. Even Mike Rowe from " Dirty Jobs" made a visit to the mine. Wonderful people working in the Museum part. Still an active...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank W4568ESdianes
579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review, We are pround of the fact taht dirty jobs was filmed here.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strataca is a great adventure highlighting the history of Salt and its uses. It is a good place to take kids. They have a train that travels through the mine as well as interesting exhibits.

Date of experience: March 2019
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579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review Daniel, The Train is a favorite for all.

Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

We just got back and we all had a ton of fun. I was a bit unsure at first but it really wasn’t bad. Our kids are 7 and 10 and had no issues on the elevator or underground. They take you in with the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for you glowing review Ham04, We think we have something for everyone

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Our group had a ton of fun at this dinner theatre presentation. The mine itself is a very unique experience and a great setting for this event. The actors are great at involving the crowd and adlibbing when the audience takes them somewhere unplanned. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks so much for your great review. We will be sure to forward this to the actors.

Reviewed December 18, 2018

I have now taken 3 different groups of friends here. It’s two and a half hours from home and I discover something new every time I visit. Everyone I have ever taken has enjoyed the experience and say the next time they visit me want...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill S
579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2018

Wow Thanks so much for the awesome review. I have worked here over 40 years and I still find and see new and interesting things when I go.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

This was a fun way to pass a couple hours, but I wouldn't say its a must see. Note: if you are claustrophobic this may not be for you. The mine itself is very spacious but the elevator down is small and unlit. You ride...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for the review Jennifer, Most people are fascinated with the idea of going 650 straight down. Our displays are educational and the tram rides are designed to give you a feeling of vastness. Our crown jewel is the Salt Safari, This one hour tram...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018

This is literally a very "cool" place to visit, as it's 650' underground. This salt mine tour is mostly self-guided, so you can take as much time as you'd like once you take the large elevator on a several minute ride though complete darkness to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thanks so much for your great review. The elevator ride is 90 seconds for those who hate elevators.

Reviewed November 8, 2018

First of all—it IS really cool to go into an elevator and ride 90 seconds down to 650 feet underground in the dark—what a great beginning to this tour…. Unfortunately, that’s about where the “cool” factor ended for our group. Once getting off the elevator,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

So sorry you missed the experience. There are three tours and a self paced museum. Two tours and the museum come with the ticket. The museum has 8 Galleries and 9 Videos. My favorites are the blasting gallery and the Underground Vaults and storage Gallery...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Descend on the lift to 650 feet below the surface, through a minute of total darkness. Walking tour of the museum in the mine, seeing mining equipment and learning the process. Trolly and train tours through the mine, with stops to see and collect salt...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joe B
579myron, Manager at Strataca, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thanks for your glowing endorsement Joe, we think the Salt Safari is the funnest tour we offer.

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Yes by all means bring a video or picture camera or just use your phone. I am sure you will find something to take a picture of.
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Response from bridgerad2019 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are individualized if you want them to be. When I went, my family and I had our own guide, and then we were kind of dropped off after about an hour or less and we were free to walk around and explore a little bit... More
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