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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 - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Travel 650 feet underground into an active salt mine! Experience a cool and...

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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Friendly staff, thanks Taylor!

This is a very unique attraction. We did the full package with the tram and train ride. Definitely do the tram ride (you get to pick out a salt rock on the journey). There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very unique attraction. We did the full package with the tram and train ride. Definitely do the tram ride (you get to pick out a salt rock on the journey). There is a nice amount of information on the signs, allowing one to learn a lot about the history and the process by which the salt is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip! Went with a 9 and 6 year old. Bought the Blast pass with both train ride and the Dark train ride. If sign up for the Dark ride you will stop get out and pick your own piece of salt to take home! Great activity in the 100 degree heat.....Spend about 2 hours.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

600 feet underground in a Massive cavernous Mine, See how salt is mined, take a tour through the mine on trams that are worth the price. My grandsons 9 & 11 enjoyed it very much although they get tired of me reading everything, but that allowed me to explain and answer their questions. An experience you and the kids must... More 

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Thank Calvin L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never seen anything like this before. Definitely a good experience. They even let you take a salt rock home with you!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strataca was the main destination on our weekend getaway from our hometown of Lenexa KS. We really enjoyed the mine and also the 600' trip in the old double decker elevator. There is just enough to fill a leisurely two hour visit. I recommend taking the tram ride but we didn't do the safari. You can visit a small gift... More 

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Gardner, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am afraid of underground things but the staff was very helpful and once you get down you forget. The elevator ride down is a bit cramped but you don't notice the motion of the cage.

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Marshall, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way to Montana we stayed the night in Hutchinson KS. Had done research about local attractions and found Strataca. We did all of the tours and LOVED it. The safari shuttle is a must! Guides were great and very knowledgable. If you enjoy visiting caves, you'll love this!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this! You can reserve tickets beforehand over the phone or internet if you want. (We did and it worked fine - tickets were waiting for us at the window.) We did both train tours and loved them. Well worth all the money. The tours are very well done - especially "The Dark Ride." The regular train tour is... More 

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Thank Experience78
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the salt mine a couple of years ago and enjoyed it so much, we brought our grandson this year. We booked all the tours and they were so organized that we went straight from one tour to the next with only minimal waiting time. We arrived at 9:00, enjoyed the tours and exhibits and were back on top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little apprehensive about going 650 feet underground and being in a salt mine. We both really enjoyed the time spent and never really felt uncomfortable. Being in a constant 70 degrees when the outside was upper 90's was nice too

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