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Address: 213 South Main Street, Lucas, KS
Phone Number: 785-525-6118
Description: Unique art museum that features creative works of self-taught local and...
Unique art museum that features creative works of self-taught local and regional artists.
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As long as you're in Lucas you might as well...

This is an interesting attraction as long as you're already in Lucas to see the Garden of Eden, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it otherwise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Gerald P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is an interesting attraction as long as you're already in Lucas to see the Garden of Eden, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it otherwise.

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Springfield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Well worth the time to visit and see the stunning folk art on display. This is a real gem and I can't see how anyone would leave disappointed after a visit.

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McPherson, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It was a nice sized museum for a tiny town, but I kept seeing the same concrete with pieces of colored glass in it. There were a few different things, but I think "folk art" itself is really just for the creators hobby and not for being oh and ahhed at. Of course you could say I "just don't appreciate... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

You can easily spend a day in Lucas or more. We had a wonderful tour of the Grassroots Art Center and my daughters definitely left with an appreciation for all art. There was even an interactive game that they were able to play.

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Larned
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The gal was a bit pushy and would not let us even look in rooms. She allowed us to look only while she was there and she was getting ready to leave. I'm sorry, but art is only sold if we the buyers can see it!

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Dahlgren, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well worth the stop, but a bit pricey for the tour. Some of the art is phenomenal and it all is thought-provoking, although I found some to be just strange! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. The stonework outside is beautiful!

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a great folk art museum located "nearly" in the middle of nowhere Kansas. They are doing great things to support the art form and artists locally. The docents will give you a tour and even show you some of the locations around town. Along with the Garden of Eden, the Grassroots Center makes Lucas a hot spot for... More 

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chicago
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Here in rural small town America is a museum honoring and exhibiting outsider art from the area. All these people had an inner need to do what they did- they were lucky enough to have this museum to showcase their output. Rosslyn does a great job in celebrating the amazing creativity and energy this at form exudes. DO NOT MISS... More 

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Miami
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This turned out to be my favorite area in Kansas and this museum was a big part of that. Be sure to take the guided tour as the docent will make the visit interesting and fun. Allow five hours for this town as there are quite a few things to see. You can also stay for lunch in between sites.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The whole town really seems to embrace Outsider Art. This museum preserves the work of many folk artists from a historical angle, as well as encouraging new work. The tour includes the museum, an outside exhibit on Post Rock Limestone, and a visit to a working artist's studio. A lot of bang for your buck.

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