Engineering Marvel

Posted on March 28th, 2016

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So many things about Strataca are engineering marvels, it’s difficult to pick out just one thing. But, something visitors experience every day that are truly amazing feats of engineering are the underground restrooms.

These may be the most unusual restrooms you’ll ever see. The walls show the marks from mining the salt.

Restrooms were one of the challenges of having visitors coming to a working salt mine 650 feet underground. Needless to say, gravity is not working in our favor when you flush. Waste is collected into a large tank and pumped out overnight.

Strataca’s restrooms were a top 10 finalist in America’s Best Restroom Contest by Cintas in 2015.

Strataca is CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY, open daily 9 to 5, 1 to 5 on Sundays, and closed Mondays. The last tour is at 3