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Garden of Eden

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A visible mummy, an abandoned zoo, and history galore!

First, a helpful hint: The public restroom is a port-a-potty near the backyard, off property, so be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlie B
Road tripping to Colorado

I’ve wanted to see this place for years—ever since that PBS series “Roadside Revelations” featured... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Scott, Kansas
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  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“folk art”(15 reviews)
“tour guide”(8 reviews)
“love art”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, a helpful hint: The public restroom is a port-a-potty near the backyard, off property, so be mindful of that. You may wish to use the restroom prior to arrival. I knew this area of Kansas is famous for its artistry but I was not...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve wanted to see this place for years—ever since that PBS series “Roadside Revelations” featured it on their show. It did not disappoint! A great example of true America folk art! Doesn’t take long to go thru the home & the tour but worth the...More

Thank allaboutrescuedogs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love art and the unusual. This place was worth the stop on our way through. The story behind this home and art is worth the few dollars and helps keep it open.

Thank Sandi_Spears
Reviewed August 1, 2018

A visit to Lucas, Kansas is an all day trip. This community is a center of folk art. The Garden of Eden is only a portion of what this small town offers. The Garden of Eden is reflected at the entrance with Adam and Eve,...More

Thank cmquillin
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place and all the effort Mr. Dinsmoor put into his art and little piece of Earth. I can’t wait to share this place with more people. ❤️ over 100 years ago, rock was cut from the earth and cut (by hand!) into pieces...More

Thank Debra P
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We took a side trip to visit the Garden of Eden in Lucas but did not feel comfortable getting out of the car to explore. We could identify many of the Biblical representations. The carvings took many hours of work and dedication, and we were...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Someone had a lot of time on their hands. It is interesting and creative. It's not quite what I picture when I think of the Garden of Eden Mentioned in the Bible. It's okay, but wasn't my favorite thing on our trip from Ohio to...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

Lucas, Kansas, home of the Garden of Eden, where J.P. Dinsmore built his theology and philosophy of life in larger-than-life concrete ... things. Cain and his wife being sent away; the wife is carrying a grocery bag of some sort. Social Darwinism, with a soldier...More

1  Thank Elsi D
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We had been here before after the house/museum was closed, and at that time I thought the statues were pretty strange (seen from the street). But after going in the house and learning more about the artist, I changed my mind. It was actually pretty...More

1  Thank Jeremy J
Reviewed May 23, 2018

I've lived in Kansas my entire life and never knew about this place until I started researching interesting things to see in Kansas. My husband and I decided to take the short 2 hour drive last July to check this out and it was well...More

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August 21, 2018|
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Response from Debra P | Reviewed this property |
Wow... that would be cool! I dont know the name of the regular tour guide, but we had a very knowledgeable high schooler as a substitute that day. garden-of-eden-lucas-kansas com/history. Are you related to the youngest... More
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Shana D | Reviewed this property |
Can’t say we went to the bathroom there.
May 24, 2017|
Response from Karl E | Reviewed this property |
Look into camping at Wilson Lake, which is about 10 miles directly south of Lucas. It has recreational facilities.