City of Lucas
Lucas, Kansas a farming community of 407 people, is known as the “Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas”. The world’s largest Souvenir Travel Plate welcomes you to town, and traditional Post Rock limestone architecture enhances neighborhoods and downtown businesses. Lucas is home to a thriving downtown, the volunteer built and ran, Lucas Area Community Theater, a 3D, state-of-the-art movie theater, and some wonderful art experiences. The theater is used for weekend movies, school events, concerts, plays, and other community events. The world-famous outsider art environment, the Garden of Eden has been an attraction since 1907, built by Civil War veteran S.P. Dinsmoor. Over 150 three story concrete structures show the pioneering spirit of the town that embraces art by everyday people. The Garden of Eden is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, also consists of a stone “log cabin” home and mausoleum where Mr. Dinsmoor and his first wife are buried. Other outsider art sites include Deeble Rock Garden, Grassroots Art Center, Worlds Largest Collection of the Smallest Versions of the Worlds Largest Things, and the Bowl Plaza Restrooms. Lucas is also home to Brant’s Meat Market that is famous for their homemade bologna. Lucas has been a member of the Kansas Power Pool since November 2007.