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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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  • Neat underground experience. Nice to see how miners worked over the years. Nice tours, great staff. Great way to spend 2 or 3 hours 
    Neat underground experience. Nice to see how miners worked over the years. Nice tours, great staff. Great way to spend 2 or 3 hours  more »
  • Yes! Always wanted to go... finally found time... and it did not disappoint. 650ft underground - ummm, YES! Really neat. Best to stay with yr tour group so you see it all. 2 short rides were included....  more
    Yes! Always wanted to go... finally found time... and it did not disappoint. 650ft underground - ummm, YES! Really neat. Best to stay with yr tour group so you see it all. 2 short rides were included....  more »
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  • Amazing Experience, an active Mine with so much going on...it was very interesting & well worth the money and time. Two hours went by so fast and it is needed. Strataca helps to send you back into time allowing understanding of how mining salt began and how it has evolved. Learning the purpose of salt and how it's used today was fascinating! Everyone should visit this Attraction.
  • I took my wife here for our 4 year anniversary and it did not disappoint! I bought the regular tickets plus the safari ride through the old mining areas. We got to collect chunks of salt from the mine too. You can also reserve their event center 650 feet underground! I will be back again it was so much fun.

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