The Happy Jack Chalk Mine is one of the only two underground diatomite mines known to have existed in the United States, and the only one that is open to the public
With more than 6,000 feet of honeycombed caverns, Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine features the only publicly accessible chalk room and pillar mine in North America. Today, the mine offers public tours that are both educational and exciting. Happy Jack Chalk Mine is located near Scotia, Nebraska and also includes free hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic views, bird watching and over 150 varieties of native plant life.
Our Mission is to develop the Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine site into an educational, historical, recreational and scenic area for local residents and tourism in the distinctive North Loup River Valley area.
Through this mission, the Happy Jack Chalk Mine Associations extends itself to identifying education, historic, economic, environmental, social and recreational concerns and opportunities for developing and implementing strategies to better the quality of life for residents and those who visit the Central Nebraska area.
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Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine
80131 Highway 11
Scotia NE 68875