Lucas, the Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas, is home to many of the state’s most popular Grassroot Arts sites and draws more than 15,000 visitors a year. Sites include the world-famous Garden of Eden, Florence Deeble’s Rock Sculpture Garden, the Grassroots Art Center — which displays pieces by more than 20 Kansas grassroots artists — the DADA MUSE’UM, and the World’s Largest Things Gallery.

The latest addition to the Lucas arts is the public restroom “Bowl Plaza.” The building is shaped like a toilet tank, and the sidewalk winds to a roll of toilet paper. The inside and outside walls are covered with mosaics. Bowl Plaza even has a guestbook that has been signed by people from every state and 78 countries. It was voted the second best restroom in the United States in 2014.

While in Lucas don’t forget to stop by Brant’s Meat Market for a sample of their homemade Czech bologna and other specialties, and Possumbilities coffee shop, antiques and Eric Abraham Gallery.

Lucas is the perfect place for a day trip with the family.

Connie Dougherty is director of the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce.