Kansas October 12, 2018
This Funky Little Town In Kansas Is A True Hidden Gem
Kansas is one of those places where every third small town has a unique quirk that makes it feel a little more like home. Like a fish on top of a water tower, or a giant painted egg. Every little town has its own personality, but this one shines a little brighter than most. Come take a look!
Welcome to the little town called Lucas, Kansas. When a town called Blue Stem was renamed to Lucas, they probably never knew how curious this place would become.
Lucas is like the artist hub of Kansas. Not just any art, either. Art that combines so many found objects and concrete galore. Everywhere you look, you'll find something unique that might not have been there before.
Most of it lives at the Grassroots Art Center, where art of many kinds is displayed. You can even create some of your own during one of their events.
The amazing Garden of Eden is a big draw for visitors, but many people don't know just how far the art goes. The reality is, it goes as far as you can see.
Artists like Florence Deeble have created something so unique that their work is locally famous. I mean, a miniature Mount Rushmore is bound to be noticed.
Since you may need a bathroom while you're here, don't worry. There's a giant toilet-shaped public restroom that was voted the #2 best public restroom in America. I mean, look at that giant toilet roll sidewalk!
If you're in luck, you can catch the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things while it's in town. Phew, that was a mouthful.
While you're here exploring, you'll most likely work up an appetite. If Backstreet Bakery has bierocks available that day, you've got to get some! Anything they make is heavenly.
If you decide to visit, make sure you've got plenty of time to explore to your heart's content. You'll need it!
Lucas sits straight west of Junction City, along KS-18.
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