Toilet display in Lucas in the running for nation’s best restroom (

If Kansans pull together, a Russell County toilet could claim the prize as America’s Best Restroom.

Last month, the Grassroots Art Center’s Bowl Plaza in Lucas was selected as one of the finalists in the “Top 10” best restrooms in the nation.
In a contest where people could vote for their favorite restroom in the U.S., the tiny Russell County town’s only public restroom quickly rose to the top. So far, the Lucas Bowl Plaza — which is shaped like a giant toilet — is second in the nation, behind Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia.
The contest ends Friday. Go to and cast your vote. The winner and runner-up will be listed in Cintas’ Best Restroom Hall of Fame.

Lucas, which has 407 residents, is home to the “Garden of Eden,” which features the peculiar work of S.P. Dinsmoor. He was a retired schoolteacher and Civil War veteran who sculpted 113 tons of concrete into various religious and political figures in his backyard.
In 2012, the town residents opened a monument making Lucas home of the largest, most blingy toilet in Kansas.
the rest, with a picture, at the link above