Russell County Attractions
Deines Cultural Center
The permanent art collection of the Deines Cultural Center includes all of the wood engravings done by E. Hubert Deines (1894-1967) as well as various works he collected during his lifetime. In addition to the E. Hubert Deines display, the Deines Cultural Center features regional artist’s work and traveling art exhibits on a regular basis. Other cultural activities such as recitals, readings and art classes are conducted at the Center as well.
Grassroots Art Center
The Grassroots Art Center documents, educates, exhibits, and preserves the work of Self-taught, Recycled, Outsider, Naive, Intuitive artists of the Midwest.The Great Post Rock Outdoor Courtyard Exhibit This exhibit emphasizes the architectural, historical, and cultural value of post rock limestone, and incorporates at one place a concise and concentrated series of examples of construction and design detail, showing the many uses of the stone from the most utilitarian to the ornate and whimsical.
May-September • Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm & Sunday 1 to 5 pm
October - April • Mon, Thur-Sat 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm & Sunday 1 to 4 pm
Admission • Adults: $6.00 6-12 years: $2.00
Group Rates (10-19 people): $5.50
Group Rates (20+ people): $5.00
School groups Elementary through High School $3.00
Garden of Eden
Located 16 miles north of Interstate 70, Lucas is home to 450 people. According to Samuel Dinsmoor, who built this incomparable garden and cabin, the town has “the most unique home for living or dead on Earth.” Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, a retired schoolteacher, Civil War Veteran, farmer and Populist politician, began building the Garden of Eden and Cabin Home in 1907 at the age of 64. For 22 years he constructed 113 tons (2,273 sacks) of cement and many tons of limestone in to his unique “log” cabin with 150 sculptures surrounding the home. Dinsmoor also built a 40-foot tall limestone log mausoleum for himself and his first wife. He is laid to rest in his handmade, glass-topped concrete coffin.
May - October • 10am - 5pm
Nov. - Feb. • 1pm - 4pm Sat. & Sun. ONLY
March & April • 1pm - 4pm
A wonderful amazing work of mosaic art that looks like a toilet covered with bling inside and out. This is one of the world's most artsy public restrooms!
Veterans Memorial and P.O.W. Memorial
The bricks surrounding the memorial "Field of Honor Bricks", list the name, service, date of service and conflict of each individual veterans from Russell County.
Paradise Water Tower
This historic landmark was born of the Great Depression. The early settlers discovered a shortage of timber so they began to quarrying rock 3 miles south of town. This is the only stone water tower in Kansas!
A Fairport Knight
A rustic cabin refurbished in recycled decor located in the hills of Fairport. This is a perfect for meetings, reunions, or just a nice getaway. Talk to Charlotte about her Farm to Table meal options! This facility is also home to an outdoor concert area and wedding venue. To learn more or to book call Charlotte at 785-998-1388