Kansas Underground Salt Museum
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone: (620) 662-1425
Existing 65' underground, KUSM is the only attraction of its kind in the western hemisphere.
Named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. A project of the Reno County Historical Society, this museum features exhibits in an environment like no other--650 feet beneath the earth's surface in a salt bed formed 275 million years ago during the Permian Age. There, in a safe and naturally climate-controlled surrounding, the timeless story of salt is told from a global perspective.
The museum offers extensive educational and entertaining exhibits and programs. There is even an events room that can be rented for private parties and meetings. With more than 67 miles of mined out caverns the Hutchinson salt mine produces more than 500,000 tons of salt each year. Reservations strongly recommended! New underground train opening in 2011!
Hours of Operation: Tues.-Sat. 9-6 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m. Closed on Mondays (hours vary by season)
Address: 3504 E. Avenue G, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Time: Starting: 6:30 PM