Lucas, Kansas

US Highway 18 in Central Kansas

Lucas, Kansas

If you enjoy folk art, you should make a point of visiting Lucas, Kansas. It was designated the "Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas" by Governor Graves in 1996. The Lucas community of only 460 people offers more interesting attractions than communities many times larger. All within easy walking distance.

Just 15 miles north of I-70 along the the beautiful Post Rock Scenic Byway (Kansas Highway 232). The photo of Wilson Lake on the home page of Kansas Travel was taken along the Byway.

I think that Lucas, Kansas is one of the neatest little communities that you will find anywhere. If you haven't visited Lucas, you haven't seen Kansas.

Brant's Meat Market features fine fresh meats as well as dry cured bacon, beef jerky, homemade Czech bologna, and wonderful smoked link sausages. The market has been operating since 1922. Four generations of the Brant family have worked in the shop. Brant's Meat Market - Lucas, Kansas
Flying Pig Studio & Gallery, owned by the late artist Eric Abraham, moved to Lucas in 2004. The whimsical, fine porcelain studio occupies an older limestone building that was first a farm implement store and then an automobile dealership. Closed Flying Pig Studio and Gallery - Lucas, Kansas
Florence Deeble began constructing her Rock Garden using rocks brought back from her travels and recreating scenes from her travels when she was 50 years old and continued nearly 50 years. Florence Deeble's Rock Garden - Lucas, Kansas
S. P. Dinsmoor was a a retired schoolteacher and Civil War veteran who moved to Lucas, Kansas in 1891. During most of the remaining 31 years of his life, he created a unforgettable legacy known as the Garden of Eden. Garden of Eden - Lucas, Kansas
The Garden of Isis features 5 rooms of Mri-Pilar's bizare art made from doll bodies, toys, kitchen utensils and other recycled materials. Garden of Isis - Lucas, Kansas
The Grassroots Art Center in Lucas promotes self taught artists from around the state of Kansas, with an emphasis on the folk artists who did most of their work in Lucas. The Center occupies three late 18th Century buildings downtown Lucas. Grassroots Art Center - Lucas, Kansas
The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum. Although it is best enjoyed while on the road, it can be viewed at its home in Lucas the rest of the year. World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest - Lucas, Kansas
Lucas, Kansas map to attractions
A. Garden of Eden
B. World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest
     Versions of the World's Largest Things
C. Grassroots' Art Center
D. Flying Pig Gallery & Brant's Meat Market
E. Florence Deeble's Rock Garden & Garden of Isis

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