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$24 for Two Deluxe Passes to Strataca (Up to $38 Value)

Kansas Underground Salt Museum

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In a Nutshell

Travel through a salt mine 650 feet underground on foot and via narrated tram and train rides, then collect a souvenir salt chunk

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid towards group bookings or school groups. Must be 4 years of age or older. Reservation recommended, subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Just a sprinkle of salt goes a long way in livening up a bland soup or making an icy road that much more delicious. Learn more about everyone's favorite mineral with this Groupon.

The Deal$24 for two Salt Blast passes (up to $38 value)

  • General museum admission
  • 30-minute Dark Ride guided tram tour, including the chance to collect a souvenir piece of salt
  • 15-minute Salt Mine Express guided train ride into a 1950s-era section of the mine
  • Learn more about the attractions here. <p>

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect child, senior, resident, member, or military discounts. Children under 4 are not allowed underground.


There's a lot of history within Strataca at the Kansas Underground Salt Museum—about 275 million years' worth. It was way back then when the once mighty Permian Sea dried up, and its receding waters revealed something that would forever change the Hutchinson area: salt. Salt as far as a terrified slug's eyes could see. The mineral covered some 27,000 square miles, and it waited there for eons, until Ben Blanchard—an oil man—accidentally discovered it in 1887. Then salt companies began mining the area, eventually clearing out enough room for a museum, 650 feet deep within the Earth's crust.

To reach that depth, visitors travel down a mine shaft on Strataca's double-decker transport. And that ride is only the first of many. Surrounded by walls of exposed salt, the Dark Ride sends guests on a tram through the mine's exhibits on air flow, hazards, and history. The Salt Mine Express then journeys to an area of the mine virtually unchanged from the way it was 50 years ago. Aside from these permanent attractions, the museum also hosts special events, including its Salt Safari, which sends groups wandering through miles of dark tunnel with only a lighted hard hat.


  • “Wear a sweatshirt if you get chilly easy :) ”

  • “We had a wonderful, interesting adventure!”


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    Kansas Underground Salt Museum

    3650 E Avenue G and Airport Rd.

    Hutchinson, KS 67501


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