A Trip Through Happy Jack Chalk Mine In Nebraska Will Take You Back In Time
Mining is definitely not something you immediately associate with Nebraska, but we do actually have one mine – and touring it is much more fun than you might imagine.
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Only two diatomite mines were known to have existed in the United States, and Happy Jack is the only one that’s open for tours. A day spent here feels like a real connection to nature and to Nebraska’s past. It may not be the fanciest place you could visit, but it’s a uniquely Nebraskan experience.
Happy Jack Chalk Mine‘s season only runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, so you’ll have to start planning your visit for next summer. Find it at 80131 Highway 11, Scotia, NE 68875.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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