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Strataca, Hutchinson

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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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  • Our experience was awesome. However there was one thing that I would like to comment on, and that is when we were all thru and were ready to go upside, we had to wait about 45 minutes because it was t...  more »
  • The adventure starts with the elevator ride down. The mine level itself is very spacious and not claustrophobic at all. You do not have to duck to avoid hitting your head and the ground is even overal...  more »
  • Very cool place. This is my first time visiting there. It’s crazy to think that you are 650ft down in a Salt Mine shaft. Possibly one of the coolest things you can do in Kansas. Definitely I lot of history down there.
  • Who knew that Kansas had 8 wonders? Definitely worth the trip, would highly recommend! Very informative and entertaining. The employees could not have been nicer!

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