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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

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Garden of Eden

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

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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

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Florence Deeble's Rock Garden

Florence Deeble was a child watching with curiosity, when S.P. Dinsmoor was constructing his Garden of Eden in Lucas. When she retired after a career as a high school English and history teacher, she began constructing her own grassroots environment of colored concrete scenes around her home.

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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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Things to do near Lucas, KS

George Washington Carver Memorial Plaque

George Washington Carver made Minneapolis, Kansas his hometown from 1880-1884, when he graduated from Minneapolis High School...

Elks Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...