Grand Saline, Texas: Salt Palace Museum
The Salt Palace -- which is about the size of a bungalow -- has been built and rebuilt several times to promote civic pride in the town's giant salt mine. The Palace is built of salt; visitors often lick it to make sure. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Salt Palace Museum
Be sure to venture across the street for a visit to Nutty's peanut butter! Lots of unusual and tasty varieties, hand dipped Blue Bell ice cream, fudge and other treats. There is also East Texas Gators nearby, a farm with hundreds of live alligators.[Jen, 03/17/2014]
The Salt Palace Museum has a new look since the earlier photo shown. They've added some covered outdoor areas -- one for picnic tables and one for their big hunk of salt.[Todd Kent, 03/09/2012]
I saw the Salt Palace on the Food Network and found it intriguing. As I was traveling to Fort Worth, I decided to make a detour. It really is a neat building, constructed with chunks of rock salt. The video is quite interesting. Like most people, I knew nothing about salt mining. Morton Salt operates the mine and is the largest employer in Grand Saline.[Roadtripfan, 05/04/2008]
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