Lucas, Kansas – Journey To Grassroots Art Central

One of the key goals of Our Changing Lives is to showcase places that are often overlooked as potential destinations. Some are sites that are hidden gems inside of major cities. Others, like Lucas, Kansas, are smaller towns that hold some unique sights that are less known. While many people have never heard of this destination, we are hoping we can help spread the word about the "Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas". We would like to thank the Lucas Chamber of Commerce and all of the local businesses for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own. First Impressions of Lucas, Kansas Lucas is about [...]

By |2019-12-06T07:36:10-06:00January 2nd, 2019|Guides, Kansas, Lucas|4 Comments

Garden Of Eden – The Vision of S.P. Dinsmoor

We are pretty sure that most of you have heard of the Garden of Eden, but did you know there is one in Lucas, Kansas? When we first found out about this uniquely Kansas attraction, we knew a visit was in store. Samuel Dinsmoor, the creator of this site, built his masterpiece at an age when most people are resigned to rest. While there were varying opinions of the man from local townspeople, his accomplishment definitely helped to put Lucas on the tourism map. We would like to thank the Lucas Chamber of Commerce and Garden of Eden for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our [...]

By |2018-12-26T09:43:50-06:00December 26th, 2018|Kansas, Lucas|20 Comments

Taking Bathroom Selfies To Another Level At Bowl Plaza

"I have to go to the bathroom!" It's amazing the amount of dread that these seven words can create in a parent. How many road trips are interrupted in a mad pursuit of an acceptably clean public restroom? In Lucas, Kansas, the influx of tourists wanting to view the "Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas" created the need to build a public restroom facility. Not ones to do things on a regular level, the artistic forces of this Central Kansas town constructed Bowl Plaza. This "Bathroom with Bling" would end up becoming a landmark all on its own. We would like to thank the Lucas [...]

By |2022-11-29T12:52:41-06:00December 19th, 2018|Kansas, Lucas|0 Comments

A Look Inside The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things

We are betting that many of you have heard of the TV show Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations, which airs on public television. The dynamic trio searches out unique sights across the nation, but in Lucas, Kansas we found a collection that was the subject of one of their stops. At The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum we would enjoy a most unusual visit. Having started our morning with an oversize meal, we were certainly on the path to a record setting day. (More on that later in the article!) We would like [...]

By |2018-12-19T07:38:30-06:00December 12th, 2018|Kansas, Lucas|0 Comments

Grassroots Art Center Draws The Folk To Folk Art

Our first knowledge of Lucas revolved around how artsy this Central Kansas town is known to be. With only this in mind, we began planning our visit. A "must see" we discovered is the Grassroots Art Center, which is located on Main Street. Opened in 1999, this unique attraction occupies the space of three historic native limestone buildings. We would like to thank the Lucas Chamber of Commerce and the Grassroots Art Center for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own.  Unexpected Bonus During a whirlwind day of artistic pursuit, we found our way to the main drag in Lucas. One of our [...]

By |2018-12-05T07:30:55-06:00December 5th, 2018|Kansas, Lucas|12 Comments
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