The Salt Palace, Grand Saline

Tucked under North East Texas is a huge salt dome, a leftover from a prehistoric ocean that once covered most of Texas.  Today, the dome sits beneath towns, farms and interstates, and the town of Grand Saline is so proud of their geological feature that they built a palace from it!

It’s actuallly more a small building made with big rocks of salt, that today houses a museum and Visitors Center.  It’s a fun stop along the road.


Know Before You Go

Open 6 days a week – closed Sundays.


One of the favorite things to do at the Salt Palace is to “lick” the salt stones.

Morton Salt is the town’s largest employer, and huge salt mines exist under the town, for hundreds of feet.  They use to allow tours, but not any longer.

Grand Saline definitely celebrates its salt, with the annual Salt Festival each summer.

Things to do in Grand Saline


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The Salt Palace  

100 W Garland St, Grand Saline  

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