The Garden of Eden is truly something to see. At first glance you think what in the world is that? But as you look closer and read the information, you'll see S.P. Dinsmoor was ahead of his time.
He created 150 concrete sculptures in the Garden of Eden. Most of them deal with his political opinions which are still relevant today. He wanted to make sure visitors knew what he meant, so he wrote a tour guide. He also said in his will that people must pay money to visit to help keep the place going.
The most shocking part to me of the Garden of Eden is that Dinsmoor is actually buried on site. He sits in a concrete coffin with a glass top so you can actually see him. He also wrote in his will that he didn't want photos taken of him. Dinsmoor knew that a dead body would attract visitors 100 years later and he was right.
The trip to Lucas took about two hours and 15 minutes. It's 147 miles from Wichita. It's a very pretty ride because you go through Wilson Lake. Lucas is off the beaten path, about 16 miles north of I-70.
The Garden of Eden is open daily. It costs $6 for adults to get in.