Grand Saline, Texas: Salt Palace Museum Team Field Report

100 W. Garland St., Grand Saline, TX
65 miles east of Dallas on US Highway 80. Downtown Grand Saline.
M-Sa 9-4. Some major holidays. Closed Su. (Call to verify)
Free. Donations accepted.
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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. Report...

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Salt Palace Museum

Very interesting and informative museum about the mining of the salt. I visited it while at the Grand Saline Salt Festival -- a three day event with live bands and street dances. I stayed at Bedrock RV with my travel trailer. Quiet park and friendly people.

[Tina Daniels, 04/16/2019]
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]

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Salt Palace - Grand Saline Museum

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]
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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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