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In Images: A Tour Through An Abandoned Salt Mine

  • Underground tours

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    CREDIT: Larry Smith (European Pressphoto Agency)
  • Kids explore ancient salt deposits

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    CREDIT: Gavin Peters (Gavin Peters Photography)
  • Ride through the mine tunnel

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    CREDIT: Gavin Peters (Gavin Peters Photography)
  • Ride through the mine tunnel

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    CREDIT: Gavin Peters (Gavin Peters Photography)
  • Layers exposed

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    CREDIT: Gavin Peters (Gavin Peters Photography)
Visitors at Strataca – the Kansas Underground Salt Museum, set 650 feet (198 meters) below ground in the abandoned tunnels of an active salt mine – are required to wear hard hats and self-rescuer devices, both for safety purposes and as a way to make the experience imersive and simulate what it’s like to be a miner.

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