(Hutchinson, Kan.) — The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is now back open to visitors. The museum has been closed since Friday because of a blown fuse.
That fuse was repaired this morning and the museum tells us they are now taking visitors once again.The museum says it lost out on what could have been its busiest weekend when the fuse blew Friday.
The Kansas Underground Salt Museum outside Hutchinson closed Saturday after a fuse blew underground.
According to museum director, Linda Schmitt, the fuse blew Friday afternoon. The emergency lights were triggered, but all guests had to leave the museum. It was closed for the rest of the weekend, because a replacement fuse is so rare the museum will not get the new one until Tuesday.
Schmitt says closing all weekend cost them hundreds of dollars. They had to refund 250 pre-sold tickets and turn away hundreds of other people who wanted to tour the museum. They could have had as many as 600 guests.