Since the milkman couldn’t leave the farm for a long extended period of time (he keeps trying to train those cows to milk themselves but they just aren’t catching on) we would take little day trips so that Jenny K could see some of our fun features about our state. On this little trip we went to the underground salt mine.Of course safety always comes first so were had to wear these darling little hats!!It was a really great trip that took about 2 hours. We learn all kinds of things like for instance this vein of salt runs from Kansas City all the way to New Mexico for a total of 180 miles. The 2nd thing we learned was that the whole city is held up by 40 foot wide pillars of salt with tunnels that run under the whole city. It is still a working mine in fact it is where something like 90% of all the salt for the road during winter in the United States are mined from this mine. Amazing!This is some of the equipment that they used back in the day.We rode on a tram for some of the tour.In this small corner of the mine when they opened it up they found trash that was dated back to the 1950s. Since, this is a salt mine things never deteriorate so it was almost the same as what it was when it was left. In fact newspapers that were found hadn’t even yellowed. So cool! We also learned that Hollywood uses part of the massive mine to store movie and TV memorabilia because it is the perfect environment to keep it just as it was. In fact they had some articles on display.As the tour was wrapping up they took us to a pile of salt where we were about to take a bit of it home as a souvenir. We had a great time. If you are in our neck of the woods I would high recommend this tour they do a great job and we had a great time.