A natural wonder of the Midwest! These chalk badlands in western Kansas are opening October 12th for public access! Ancient Niobrara Chalk formations left from when an inland sea covered Kansas territory take you back in time with breathtaking views. The soft limestone pyramids are also home to wildlife - from bats and ferruginous hawks to snakes, toads and lizards – and plants found nowhere else in the world. The Nature Conservancy has consulted with Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism to design access that protects the fragile rocks and unique ecology at this a one-of-a-kind attraction. Please don’t visit without confirmation that the area is open.