Garden of Eden

Description

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this most peculiar assemblage of stone and concrete depicts the wild Biblical and political musings of eccentric Civil War veteran S.P. Dinsmoor, whose exhibited corpse is one of the site's featured attractions. Begun in 1907 when Dinsmoor was in his sixties, this folk art environment on an ordinary residential lot contains a stone rendition of a log cabin which Dinsmoor used as a dwelling, the crypt where both he and his wife are entombed, and the garden where, among 150 bizarre sculptures, Labor is crucified, Lady Liberty impales Big Business on a sword, and a giant Eve proffers an apple to visitors. Located at the corner of Kansas and Second Streets in Lucas, the Garden of Eden welcomes visitors daily from 10 AM to 5 PM, May through October. Call for schedules of other months.

Address

305 E. 2nd St.
Lucas, KS 67648

Lat/Long

39.05796400, -98.53614000
Visit Website
(785) 525-6395

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