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Posted: Thursday, 07 August 2014 9:28AM

Hutchinson salt museum seeking higher attendance

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Officials with a salt museum in Hutchinson admit attendance hasn't been as high as expected but they say they are always looking for new ways to draw people in.
The museum, called Strataca, has averaged about 55,000 visitors a year since it opened in May 2007. Director of Operations Gayle Farrell says annual attendance has not been increasing as much as museum officials hoped, but specific events are popular.
The Hutchinson News reports the museum has been out of debt since early 2011. The only outside support it receives is 5 percent of a local quarter-percent sales tax, which is about $100,000 per year.

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08/07/2014 9:33AM
Hutchinson salt museum seeking higher attendance
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08/07/2014 1:04PM
So it is not self supporting,, Correct?
This attraction is supported by taxpayers and employees how many people? At what point do you throw in the towel? How much tax payers dollar will get spent and has been spent before it is admitted that it is a waste of money. What other business get's $100,000 a year help from local government via tax payers, including local businesses. Just what is being reported by this article? The salt Museum needs more money but is doing nothing new or different in effort to get more attendance ? They just want... ?
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