Inventive Romanian minds have turned three 17th century salt mines into the world’s largest salt mining history museum. Historically, the Salida Turda salt mines, were an important source of wealth for the Romans. The Dragu Lakes at the surface of the mine is responsible for the large salt deposits.

Museum-goers are lowered down the 120-meter-long renovated shaft of exposed earth that boasts a deep-sea aesthetic onto a brightly lit structure resembling old mining machinery. The museum features educational exhibits, a Ferris Wheel, a sports arena, mini-golf, bowling, and the opportunity to explore the mine via rowboat.

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[via Juxtapoz]