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

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 . . .

Lucas, KS Arts

Ed Root Sculptures

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

Lucas, KS Arts

Grassroots Art Center

During the twentieth century Lucas, a unique, rural town in north central Kansas, has been a Mecca for Grassroots artists. Grassroots Art is described as individualistic self-taught, often eccentric senior citizens, who have a

Lucas, KS Arts

Post Rock Scenic Byway

The Post Rock Scenic Byway is, without a doubt, one of the prettiest drives in the State. It runs the 16-mile stretch along highway 232 from I-70 to K-18

Lucas, KS Scenic Drives

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

Things to do near Lucas, KS

Lovewell Marina and Ramps

You'll find a full-service marina with double-lane boat ramp and daily or season boat slip rental. A lighted fish cleaning st...