Flat, Golden fields fill the landscape creating an endless fog of grass. Every once in a while, an old farm sits along the side of the road. Sometimes they are decrepit and falling apart. Sometimes a cow walks around, providing the semblance of some type of life around the area. And then sometimes a small town appears, as if it has been lost in time, out of nowhere. It is in one of these small towns that Jim Dickerman decided to add some pizzazz to the drive from his town of Lincoln, to the small art community of Lucas.
Jim’s sculptures dot the roadside, often made from scrap metal and other found objects. Some are quite hard to find and I had to drive past a couple multiple times before I found them. The drive is quite worth it though and it starts to become like a scavenger hunt after a while. Once you get to Lucas, the journey culminates with a small Main Street that is fully dedicated to weird art. Found object sculptures fill the parks and the local restroom is even a sculpture of a giant toilet bowl.
Lucas, Kansas (Russell County) Grassroots Art Center – 213 S. Main Street – Jim’s work is displayed along with many other Grassroots artists Scoop Dig It – Bowl Plaza, Main Street in Lucas – it’s situated between Jim’s “Wheel of Heritage” and “Prehistoric Spacecraft” Grassness Monster – at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 18, Lucas Wow Flower – North Wolf Street in the yard of the last house on right before Highway 18 Grassroots Bird – at the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 232, just east of Lucas Highway 18 between Lucas and Lincoln, Kansas*Super Bug – on the South side of Highway 18 between mile markers 83 and 84Junction of Highways 18 & 14 and Driving East on Hwy 18 in Lincoln, Kansas Dream Dragon Breakout – NE corner of intersection on Highway 18 and 14 at Lincoln Witch and Monkey – driving East – ½ mile on Hwy 18 on the north side Bird is a Bird – just past the Witch and Monkey – driving East (on the North side) Internal Flame of Peace – just past Bird is a Bird – driving East (on the North side) Peace – where Lincoln Avenue meets Highway 18 by the cemetery and the park In Lincoln, KansasTall Man – East Court St, across the street from the Carnegie Lincoln Library 2 Flowers – one is South of the Library on S. 3rd St., one is by the Police Station on N. 2nd Peace Collector – between 1st and 2nd on Lincoln Avenue Horse Shoe Sign on a tree at the Horse Shoe Range at Lincoln Park Highway 18 between Lincoln and Beverly, Kansas Rufus – mile marker 101 on the South side of the road – on a wall in the distance Pasture Parrot – mile marker 102 on the South side of Highway 18Debdacto – mile marker 106 (flying) on the South side of Highway 18 Headless Dream Dragon Harvester – mile marker 106 on the North side of Highway 18 *Sky Pony – mile marker 107 on the North side of Highway 18 Draco – mile marker 108 on the North side of Highway 18 In Beverly, Kansas In Memory of Bernadette (Bernie) Anderson – Highway 252 in Beverly, it’s a heart wheel Flash – on South Christie Street, by neighborhood watch sign Highway 18 East of Tescott, Kansas Power Hawk – mile marker 113 North side of Highway (3 miles on past Tescott E Hwy 18) Highway 14 (from Lincoln, Ks going South towards I-70) Tin Man and Bird in a Tree on the West side of Highway 14 at Lost Street Marauder and Dino Bird – mile marker 182 (1 ¼ miles South of the 18/14 Junction) on the East side of Highway 14, situated in a field*World Peace Guy – mile marker 182 (1 ½ miles South of the 18/14 Junction) Look up to find him!! *Dream Dragon – mile marker 181 (2 miles South of the 18/14 Junction) East side of Highway 14 *Lot Lizard – mile marker 181 (2 ¼ miles South of the 18/14 Junction) West side of Highway 14 Stone Flowers – mile marker 181 (2 ½ miles South of the 18/14 Junction) along the East ditch *Gasasaurus and Dino – just above the Stone Flowers *Rotorooter – just by the Stone Flowers (it’s small and green and orange) *Red Bird – mile marker 181 (about a blocks length further South from Lot Lizard) West side of Highway 14
Which Supercharger you stop at will be determined by which way you are coming as they are kind of few and far between around here, so both are listed below.
4101 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601
755 W Diamond Dr, Salina, KS 67401