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A natural wonder of the Midwest! These chalk badlands in western Kansas are projected to open in late 2018 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 is consulting 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. Check back in 2018 for more updates and the grand opening announcement, but please don’t visit without confirmation that the area is open.