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These Mines Hiding Deep Below Ohio Are A Whole Other World

Most people have no idea there’s a whole other world lurking beneath Whiskey Island in northeast Ohio.

About 1,800 ft. below Lake Erie just offshore of Cleveland is Cargill’s Salt Mine—and it truly looks like another planet. If you’ve ever wondered where all the rock salt that covers Ohio’s streets in the wintertime comes from, this incredible mine is the answer.

Take a look:

To get a closer look at the salt mine, check out the short video below:

What do you think about this salt mine? Did you know it was hiding in Ohio? Share your thoughts with us!

April Dray
Ohio staff writer and editor for Only in Your State. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.