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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

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'

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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.

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Garden of Isis Starclock

"Grassroots art" is a term describing art made by people with no formal artistic training . . . (usually of retirement age)using ordinary materials in an extraordinary way . . .

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Postrock Limestone Courtyard

A three million acre formation in central Kansas is known as post rock limestone. Cutting of this post rock grew out of the uniqueness of the land and the needs and inventiveness of early settlers. From 1870-1920, limestone was the only building material used in this area. By the mid 1880

Lucas, KS Arts

Things to do near Lucas, KS

Waconda Lake Trails

Hiking and bicycle riding is permitted throughout the area (except for the refuges). Horse riding is limited to open, maintai...

Bohemian Hall

The hall became the center for lodge meetings, wedding dances, public dances, plays, programs, church services and funerals. ...