Want to read an awesome account of a Texas family’s recent visit to the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson? Then check out the blog post by Texas resident Heather L. Sanders at ThePioneerWoman.com

Photo credit: Heather L. Sanders 

Sanders, who is on a cross-country road trip with her husband and their three home-schooled kids, stopped to tour the Western hemisphere’s only underground salt museum on May 11. The family donned hard hats and rode a mine elevator 650 feet underground, with Sanders capturing their journey in photos and words:

“My son was IN HIS ELEMENT. He sucked in every view and every spoken word. In a word, he was in AWE of his surroundings … The museum is heavy on hands-on, interactive displays, which of course, suits homeschoolers JUST FINE!” Read the rest of Sanders’ engaging post.
Know about any other visitors enjoying our state’s charms? Share your stories with me!
Becky Blake is the Director of the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel & Tourism Division, and has been involved in the Kansas tourism industry for the past 30 years. TravelKS Blog provides a brief update from Becky each week, featuring communities, events and attractions throughout the state.