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The Story Behind This Unique Mausoleum in Nebraska Is Heartbreaking

Imagine walking around in the woods one day and suddenly stumbling across a hand-carved cave that was meant to be someone’s final resting place. In Rose Creek Wildlife Management Area just outside of Fairbury (Jefferson County) you can have just such an experience.

Getting to the mausoleum is a feat in itself. The hike in is steep, slippery, and at times treacherous. If you go in the winter or after a rain, you’ll encounter slick conditions. The trail is right next to Rose Creek and is utterly beautiful. The video below shows a hike in and out, giving an idea of what it is like to traverse the trail.

The video below gives some more general history on the mausoleum.

Have you ever encountered this oddity while out hiking in Rose Creek WMA?

For more unusual places to go in Nebraska, check out this list of 9 of the weirdest places you can visit in the state.

Delana
Delana is a writer and editor who has lived in Nebraska for most of her life.