Underground Kansas

What’s unusual

Where else can Batman, Mr. Freeze and Agent Smith all coexist with a revived organism born before the first dinosaur ever roamed the Earth? How about a museum 650 feet below Hutchinson, one of several unusual destinations in Underground Kansas.

If you could go anywhere in Underground Kansas, where would it be?

Hear from folks whose lives and livelihoods deal directly with underground features and resources, about what they'd like to see beneath the surface, and then tell us where you'd like to go.

Underground Kansas video quiz

Test your knowledge with this Underground Kansas video quiz.

Missile base home

Lori Carlson, host of Home & Away, takes us down into the home of Ed Peden. His family pad southwest of Topeka is an actual a pad — a former launch pad for a nuclear-armed Atlas missile. Catch a glimpse of a reborn Cold War relic, or for the complete 30-minute episode visit the free On Demand section, channel 1 on Sunflower Broadband.

Linda Schmitt: Welcome to the museum

Linda Schmitt, executive director of the Kansas Underground Salt Museum, describes the wonder — as one of the official "Eight Wonders of Kansas" — offered by the old equipment, interpretive displays and 1 million square feet of surroundings within the underground space.


Richard Heckler 9 years, 2 months ago

A trip through the Salt Mine Museum is awesome. Yep there is a gift shop way beneath the surface in this museum. This place is used to store films and "important" documents forever. An excellent field trip.

We and another family made a two day venture of this field trip which included the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills.

mmiller 9 years, 2 months ago

This is so cool. I want to see this!!

Thinking_Out_Loud 9 years, 2 months ago

I recommend the Underground Salt Mine Museum. It's fun, it's interesting, and it's worth every penny of admission.

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