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Lucas, Kansas

Lucas, Kansas

The small town of Lucas was presented the Governors Tourism Award and was named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art in 2008.

Lucas is world famous for the Garden of Eden built in the early 1900's by S. P. Dinsmoor, a Civil War veteran. The Garden, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, consists of a stone log cabin home and a mausoleum where Mr. Dinsmoor and his first wife are buried. The yard has over 150 cement sculptures depicting his interpretation of life and the Bible.

Also located in Lucas is the Grassroots Art Center, the home of the Inez Marshall Limestone Sculpture collection along with artwork by self taught Kansas artists and traveling exhibits. Lucas was designated the "Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas" by Governor Graves in 1996.

Lucas is home to the Worlds Largest Souvenir Travel Plate and the Worlds Smallest Versions of the Worlds Largest Things Museum.

Lucas is a farming community of 400 people nestled in the heart of Post Rock County and the Smoky Hills region of Kansas. It is located in Russell county at the junction of K-18 and K-232 highways just eight miles north of Lake Wilson. The state of Kansas has designated Highway 232 as the Post Rock Scenic Byway.

Lucas is a small but active town that works hard to keep their community dynamic and growing.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ed Root Sculptures

Ed Root farmed south of Lucas until an automobile accident forced an early

Lucas, KS Arts

Art Center Building

The Grassroots Art Center has been open since 1995 and occupies three turn-of-the century native limestone buildings on the Main Street of Lucas. The main building was a bank until the bank holiday in 1933; it did not re-open as a bank but became the town's post office;

Lucas, KS Historic Buildings

Brant's Meat Market

Stop by Brant's Meat Market and sample some of Doug's homemade bolonga fresh from the smokehouse. His specialty meats are made from family recipes passed down for three generations occupying this same downtown Lucas building.

Lucas, KS

World's Largest Souvenir Travel Plate

The Worlds Largest Souvenir Travel Plate is a 14' satellite dish painted with the history of Lucas and the Lucas area. Honoring the multiple Outsider Art environments that have flourished in Lucas since the early 1900s, the World'

Lucas, KS One Of A Kinds

Garden of Eden

Being in a small prairie town in central Kansas, on a quiet residential street, a concrete Adam and Eve greet you;

Lucas, KS One Of A Kinds

Things to do near Lucas, KS

Lincoln Art Center

The Lincoln Art Center features a public art collection as well as rotating exhibits of visual arts. A number of local artist...

Kansas Walleye Association

http://kansaswalleye.org/ You are invited to the five scheduled tournaments at some of the finest lakes in Kansas. The ...