Can I Visit the Real Salt Mine?

Yes, we love to show people the saltiest place on earth! We offer a limited number of tours and there are some restrictions and safety rules you need to know before you sign up.

Thanks for your interest in our mine! We think it’s a really cool place and love to share it. 

We have a limited number of mine tours for safety and logistical reasons (we don’t want to interfere with our mine team’s important work!), but we do offer a public tour about once a month. The dates are usually (but not always) posted two months in advance and you can only sign up through an online form. Spots are filled on a “first-come-first-served” basis, so if you don’t see a date for the current or upcoming month, it means the tour for that month is full.

Important Information About The Tours

Children under 8 years old CANNOT go in the mine. The law requires everyone to wear a hard hat. We have hard hats for our guests, but they can’t be adjusted small enough for young kids. 

Closed-toed shoes are required. No smoking, alcohol, or illegal drugs are allowed in the mine or on the mine tour. You also must agree to make sure everyone in your party obeys the rules, stays with the group, and follows instructions from the tour guide.  

Also, keep in mind that the mine consists of a maze of dark tunnels and you may go 500 feet or more below the surface. You will be with a tour guide, the tunnels are big (there’s plenty of room for our 60-ton haul trucks), and we keep some lights on when people are down there (unless visitors request a blackout). But it is a relatively enclosed, dark space, which can make some people uncomfortable.

Meeting Location and Signup 

The meeting location is a few miles north of Redmond, Utah. If you are registered for a tour, we will give you a ride to (and into) the mine, but you will be responsible for getting your group to the meeting location at the time listed for the tour.

If you’ve read this far and still want a tour, this link will take you to the online signup form. The signup fee proceeds are used to benefit local high school students. It costs us more than that to take visitors into the mine, but we love giving people a chance to see it and using it to give back to our community.

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