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Strataca, Hutchinson

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#1 of 153 in Museums in Kansas
Must see · Specialty Museum · Mine
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Take a journey deep underground to discover geological wonders and the past and present of salt mining at Strataca. The museum is set within a closed portion of the Hutchinson Salt Company mine, which was opened in 1923 and still produces over half a million tons of salt every year. The trip on the 5,443 kg (6 ton) double-decker hoist takes you to a depth of 200 m (650 ft), opening up a world of subterranean attractions: museum exhibits, old and modern machinery, and various tours through the mine's chambers. Regardless of the weather on the surface, the temperature inside the mine is always around 20 C (68 F) year-round, so be sure to bring appropriate clothes. Choose from a variety of tour options; you can check out the complete list of offerings online. A visit to Strataca represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hutchinson road trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • Super Cool! The history and preservation of the mine was pretty neat. Amazing to see the formations and how they extract the salt. We did the full meal deal and were not disappointed. The whole... 
    Super Cool! The history and preservation of the mine was pretty neat. Amazing to see the formations and how they extract the salt. We did the full meal deal and were not disappointed. The whole...  more »
  • We visited for the second time because we wanted our grandkids to have the experience. They are 6 & 10 and both enjoyed it. This is a great summer activity. 
    We visited for the second time because we wanted our grandkids to have the experience. They are 6 & 10 and both enjoyed it. This is a great summer activity.  more »
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  • Such an awesome and perfect outing for our family. Our 11 year old boy wasn't bored once, didn't even realize we had been there over 2 hours. The tour guides were awesome and very knowledgeable about the history and little details of the salt mine. Definitely recommend for anyone in the area.
  • This is an amazing underground adventure! 650ft underground active salt mine! It’s been suggested that breathing salt air has a healing effect, and many swear by it. This tour was one of the most informative I’ve been on in some time, AND in addition to making memories, you get to select a chunk of actual salt rock to save, show and share your experience with others.

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