Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine

Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine

The Happy Jack Chalk Mine is one of the most unusual and interesting sites of geological interest on the Great Plains.

Touring the mine is truly a memorable experience

The Happy Jack Chalk Mine is not only Nebraska’s biggest, underground adventure, it is Nebraska’s only underground adventure!

A million Years in the Making

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.

Welcome to Happy Jack Chalk Mine – 2022!

Happy Jack Chalk Mine will be opening Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28, 2022 through Monday May 31, 2022 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The mine will only be Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through September. Also open the Fourth of July and Labor Day, September, 5, 2022.

New prices this year – 2022:
General admission is $10.00 for adults
Kids 12 and under and senior citizens 60 and over $8.00
Children 5 and under with an adult – Free
Large immediate family group tour – $30.00

Happy Jack Chalk Mine Fundraiser

Golf tournament

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Two person scramble $40.00

At Burning Sands Golf Course on Nebraska Highway 11 between Scotia Junction and North Loup.

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:

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.

Please support the mission of the Happy Jack Chalk Mine Association by clicking on the DONATE button below.

Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine

80131 Highway 11
Scotia NE  68875
Phone: 308.245.3276

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Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine