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Salt Cave

3504 E Ave G, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501 USA

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“Formed over 275 million years ago”

The Hutchinson Salt Member of the Permian Wellington Formation was formed about 275 million years ago when the Permian Sea dried up. One of the largest in the world, the extent of this bedded salt deposit is 27,000 square miles in central and south-central Kansas and is marginal to Permian Basin salt deposits in Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and southeastern New Mexico that cover 100,000 square miles.  The purest portion of the salt vein at this location is 650 feet underground and is still mined here today. Strataca has access to about 300,000 square feet of mined out area. What is a day in the life of a miner really like? Come to Strataca and find out. Experience the Myron-mobile, a post-apocalyptic looking car that was driven through the salt mine by Mike Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel's popular show, Dirty Jobs. Take a trip back in time to see how different the mining process was from modern day practices. You’ll have an opportunity to hear from individuals throughout every step of the mining process.

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June 17, 2022
Rated 4.0

Learn how salt is mined in a very interesting tour.

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July 28, 2021
Rated 5.0

Fun stop for the family. Easy to get to, staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Great way to break up a long drive, learn and see something different. Favorite part had to be that even though it was almost 100° outside, it was a cool 68 in the mine!

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October 02, 2015
Rated 5.0

Dont miss this! Fun, educational and amazing. Super friendly staff. We went during the week and had the entire cave to ourselves. We will be back!!!!

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May 29, 2015
Rated 5.0

cool excursion. well worth the stop.

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Salt Cave

3504 E Ave G
Hutchinson, Kansas
67501 USA

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