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The Hutchinson Zoo is a 9-acre (3.6 hectare) zoo in Hutchinson, in the state of Kansas. The zoo is divided into different classifications of animals like Horns and Antlers, Prairie Inhibitors, Spider Web and so on. There is also a gift shop available at the zoo. Entry is free, but visitors can also enroll themselves for educative tours and programs for a fee.
Step into the shoes of a miner as you explore Strataca - Kansas Underground Salt Museum, located below Hutchinson city's surface. This mine, originally known as The Carey Salt Mine that opened in 1923, was preserved after its closure and has been operating as a museum since 1999. After donning on safety apparel, your tour begins with a descent through The Shaft into the Stratadome, which contains exhibits to enlighten you on the mining process. Regular themed events make the exploration of these caves even more interesting; check the website for latest schedule and participate.
Located off John Neal Memorial Highway, Sand Hills State Park is nestled in Reno County. This 1123-acres (454 hectares) state park was established in the year 1974. Scattered with grasslands, marshes and forests, this park is a great place for hiking and birdwatching. This park is also home to sand dunes that are between 10 and 40-feet (3 to 12.2 meters) high. To indulge in hunting, visitors need to get a hunting permit.