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Strataca

3650 E Avenue G, Hutchinson, KS 67501-8200
+1 620-662-1425
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Mine tour vs. a cave tour: worth every penny!

Today was our first trip to a mine. I took my children ages 9 and 10 and their 11 year old friend... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlie B
interesting and informative

Grandparents with teenagers had a good time. Lots of walking but there are train rides and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherri D
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Travel 650 feet underground into an active salt mine! Experience a cool and soothing subterranean world formed by salt deposits in the Permian Sea long ago. See the raw mine as it was left more than 50 years ago on the Salt Mine Express train ride and catch a guided tour on a tram to the Dark Ride. You won't want to miss a special gallery filled with authentic movie costumes and memorabilia. And don't miss the SALT SAFARI add on tour. A one hour guided adventure tour that goes BEYOND STRATACA. See salt formations not available to the general public until now! Limited capacity -- only 12 visitors at a time depart 3-4 times a day.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3650 E Avenue G, Hutchinson, KS 67501-8200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Today was our first trip to a mine. I took my children ages 9 and 10 and their 11 year old friend. We love to visit caves but we've never visited a mine before. We've visited 8 caves this year so far. In caves tours...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grandparents with teenagers had a good time. Lots of walking but there are train rides and the Safari Express was worth extra pay. Nice time and learned a lot about salt amd mining I general. Probably a one time visit unless we went back for...More

Thank Sherri D
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review Sherri. Actually we have a lot of return guests, mainly because they love the experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is well worth the trip- did the $19 dollar tour and didn't regret it at all- once in a lifetime trip 650 feet down!

Thank RisnBrent
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thanks, go ahead and make it twice in a lifetime and come see the Salt Safari.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never visited a salt mine before, but must say very interesting. Worth a stop when in Hutchinson. Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Kids would really like this if not afraid of the dark. The shaft going down is pitch-black but the tour...More

Thank Mary Jo W
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review. Just so you know anytime anyone feels uncomfortable in the dark at Strataca all you have to do is ask for light, and we will respond in some way.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with our daughter and a Japanese exchange student that was staying with us. The tour takes about 2 hours to complete. I would suggest getting reservations ahead of time so you can plan your tour. Very well done tour and exhibits of the...More

1  Thank Ken M
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review Ken. Come back anytime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip here is well worth your time! Great for kids and adults, the salt mine offers a fascinating tour - about 3 hours underground, if you take all the options. Our group of ten loved it!

Thank 13joni
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Wow what a great review! Doing everything is the best way to go, and I bet you made reservations which really helps you plan your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't even know this existed here in the middle of Kansas but due to Trip Advisor we tried it. We weren't disappointed. This was a great tour. Lots of good info. A couple of short train and tram tours. All of the employees were...More

Thank Julie R
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks , Come back some time and try the Salt Safari.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time underground. When it 100 outside it's still 70 underground. I did not know everything that has to be done just to get salt. I'm very impressed.

Thank Annis A
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review now you can salt away what you learned about , SALT.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were really impressed by the movie themed storage and the ride in the dark on the tram through the tunnels!

Thank Dorothy2012
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

SO happy you took the time to make memories with your grandkids at Strataca.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be one of the coolest things I've ever done. You can buy two different tours, one is a 2 hr tour and the other is a 1 hr tour. Buy both cause it's totally worth it. The elevator ride down was...More

Thank DebbieBloomfield
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for a great review, and yes we are a gem, a salt crystal gem!

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Marybozrah
29 October 2016|
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Response from MollyMick | Reviewed this property |
Minimum is $14 just to go underground. Military, county residents, children, and adults over 60 pay less. It's $19 if you also want to take the two underground train rides. Again there are discounts for special groups. Then... More
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Kendelle R
18 July 2016|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Not much walking as you ride the tram for the majority of the trip.
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retiredorange
30 January 2016|
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Response from JoFlatlander | Reviewed this property |
We did the entire tour(train, safari, dark ride...., took our time looking, viewed the videos, and it took us right around 3 hours.
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