Historical Salt Discovery Site
The salt industry is one of the most important businesses inSouth Hutchinson and Hutchinson and will remain so for decades to come. The historical discovery site is located a quarter mile west of Main Street on DesMoines in South Hutchinson, west of McDonalds. This is the site of the Salt Discovery Well where in 1887 Ben Blanchard found salt. Here, you can view the original uncovered well, learn about the discover of salt and see an example of the large salt rocks that are common to area mines.
Underground Salt Museum
While in the area be sure to visit the Kansas Underground Salt Museum. Located on the corner of Airport Road and Avenue G, one mile north of Highway U.S. 50.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Located at the corner of Avenue F and Maple, Our Lady of Gaudalupe is the center of South Hutchinson's Catholic community. The church was founded in 1927 to serve the Hispanic population of the Hutchinson diocese. Today that rich cultural history is on display during the annual Fiesta event, held the first weekend in June each year, and through the beautiful art work throughout the complex.
One must see example is the statue dedicated to the Virgin Mother. Created by artist Fred Henze and dedicated in 1979, the statue is a stunning example of modern sculpture with traditional Catholic motifs. The dedication inscription reads: "Virgin Mother of our Savior and Patroness of the Americas. We come to you seeking your help as you promised at the Tepeyac. Please Love and Protect us."