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Strataca, Hutchinson

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Specialty Museum Mine
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. Take a look at our Hutchinson itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Strataca and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • If you're visiting Kansas, this is a MUST SEE. Be prepared that this trip with the Dark Side, Train, and Safari Shuttle will require five hours to comfortably enjoy all that this experience has to off...  more »
  • I arrived just before 3pm, and there were several groups of people in line. I decided to use the restroom first, and when I came back out, I learned that I needed to wait until 3:20pm to get on the ne...  more »
  • I'll admit I'm a fan of road trips and those unusual attractions that can be found. Strataca was a great stop - I did the full package and although the different tours are similar - they work well as ...  more »
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  • This place ROCKS!!!!! 600+ ft under the earth. Salt mine from the past and currently actively mined. Pitch-black, underground train ride...100 yr-old soda cans and other Hollywood memorabilia stored in this mine. It is worth the drive and cost. Last guide tour starts at 3pm. Prepare for a 2 hr tour.
  • Loved it. So interesting and fun. I want to come back for the haunted tour.
  • Wonderful place for a date on a cold winter day. Neat museum, several rides and free salt.
  • This place is awesome! The staff and guides were great.
  • Great experience and the guides/employees have a lot to say.