Let Your Imagination Go Wild at Happy Jack Chalk Mine

Category: Travel and Tourism Posted: 08/29/2017 21:08:26

Happy Jack Chalk Mine in Scotia, NE is an underground adventure! You won't find anything else like it in Nebraska. The only tour of a underground chalk mine in North America! In addition, take a hike up to Happy Jack peak with spectacular views of the North Loup River Valley. Happy Jack is a well-known hiking and picnicking destination in Nebraska.The mine is cool inside which is great when it is hot outside. A great stop for an educational tour of the underground chalk mine with various fossilized imprints on the cave walls, visible traces of sand dollars and bats! The tour guides are friendly. You will learn about the history of the cave and what it was used for in the past. The kids get to take home a chalk sample from the cave.The Mine is open daily from 10am - 5pm. Open Memorial Day and Labor Day. The grounds around the mine are open from dawn to dusk. Admission to mine: $6.50 adults, $5.25 senior citizens and children ages 5-12, ages 4 & under free admission. Group rates available. Annual membership: $45/family, $15/single. Admission to grounds is free. 308-245-3276 Off season tours available by appointment. happyjack@nctc.net

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