Two visitors survey a very large block
of salt outside the Salt Palace in Grand Saline
This pleasant Texas City grew from a primitive yet prosperous salt
works established in 1845. Grand Saline is now the site of one of the largest salt plants in The United States.
The saltdome under the city is about 1.5 miles across and some 16,000
feet thick; it could supply the world's need for salt
for 20,000 years.
DEPOT LIBRARY / CIVIC CENTER
Early 1920 railroad depot has been renovated and serves as a city
library and civic center. Displays include antique furniture and a porcelain doll
Open Tues - Fri. 9a.m. - 5 p.m. 201 Pacific St..
Grand Saline Museum / Salt Palace
Present salt-block buidling, built in 1993 is the fourth salt
structure since the original salt palace was built for the Texas Centennial in 1936. This
is the only building in North America made from salt. The building serves as an
information center and museum. Displays include Morton Salt collectables, large
color photos, video tape of the salt mining operations, historical photos, memorabilia of
the town, and a tribute to famous aviator Wiley H. Post (born near Grand Saline) with
state historical marker in front of the building.
Open Tues. - Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Intersection of U.S. 80 and U.S. Texas 110
For information, call 903-962-5631.