Area Attractions

WILSON LAKE

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 "Clearest Lake in Kansas".   Set in the scenic Smoky Hills region of Kansas, Wilson State Park provides convenient access to one of the state's prime water recreation areas.  For more info information, visit this Wilson State Park page of the Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism web page. 

FLORENCE DEEBLE'S ROCK GARDEN

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 Florence Deeble was inspired as an adult to build her own concrete postcards around her home. She began building the garden using rocks brought back from her travels when she was 50 years old and continued nearly 50 years.  126 Fairview, Lucas.  785-525-6118.

DEINES CULTURAL CENTER

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The Deines Cultural Center is a non-profit educational resource that enriches local cultural life by providing artistic exhibits and activities, musical events and concerts, educational and historic programs.  Free admission.  820 N Main St in Russell.  785-483-3742.

SCULPTURE ART

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Lincoln Park is the place for many photo opportunities.  Each piece of artwork in Lincoln Park represents and describes the history of Russell.   Find the park on Lincoln Street in Russell.

WORLD'S LARGEST THINGS

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The world's largest collection of the world's smallest version of the world's largest things.  Worlds Largest Things in Lucas.

BOWL PLAZA

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Second best Public Restroom in the USA!  Bowl Plaza took 4 years to build and has been very popular with tourists and locals alike. The restroom walls, inside and out, are covered with mosaics created by local residents and artists.  Main Street, Lucas.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Check out the  

Russell County

Economic Development &

Convention and Visitors Bureau webpage for upcoming events in the Russell Area.  785-483-4000.


BUNKER HILL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

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 The Bunker Hill Museum, located in the historic 1872 Lutheran Church, houses many early day documents when Bunker Hill was considered the County Seat. The first jail can be seen a block off Main Street and a vintage 1-room school west of the church.  Bunker Hill.  (785) 483-3637 

FOSSIL STATION

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The Fossil Station Museum is made of native post rock limestone.  Built in 1907, this castle-like structure was once the county jail.  Today, it houses significant artifacts of Russell County.  331 N. Kansas Street in Russell.  785-783-3637.

DREAM THEATER

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 The original theater, The Main Street Theater, opened in 1923, was renovated in 1935 and was renamed the Dream Theater.  In 1947, the 590 seat capacity theater was destroyed by fire.  The Dream Theater is an Art Deco style one screen movie theater that opened on Easter Sunday, April 19, 1949 with a 425 seat capacity.  After the theater was closed in 2000, the "Keep the Dream Alive" Committee was formed, raised thousands of dollars, and re-opened the theater.   629 N Main St in Russell.  785-445-1949.

OIL PATCH MUSEUM

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 The Oil Patch Museum in Russell tells the story of how oil is found and refined and showcases historical artifacts pertaining to finding and drilling for oil.   

Visitors can see exhibits on the drilling and production of oil as well as taking an outdoor tour of cable tool drilling rigs, rotary drilling rigs, pulling units, steam engines, and pump jacks used throughout history.

I-70 Exit 184 in Russell

LOG CABIN HOME

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The first log cabin constructed in Russell County, built in 1871 by settler Jonathan Van Scoyoc, has been preserved in Luray City Park on the north side of K-18. Luray, Kansas.