These Mines Hiding Deep Below Ohio Are A Whole Other World
By April Dray|Published September 08, 2017
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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.