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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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  • As others have said, this is a very interesting place to visit. Knowing we would only visit once we also booked to do the Salt Safari, which was good but would have been better if the guide's... 
    As others have said, this is a very interesting place to visit. Knowing we would only visit once we also booked to do the Salt Safari, which was good but would have been better if the guide's...  more »
  • I had stumbled across this place when researching the route of our road trip. It had a sort of appeal in that it was quite a unique sort of place. Maybe going down into a mine isn’t everyone’s idea... 
    I had stumbled across this place when researching the route of our road trip. It had a sort of appeal in that it was quite a unique sort of place. Maybe going down into a mine isn’t everyone’s idea...  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.
  • 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.

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