Lucas, Kansas: Bowl Plaza: America's Most Artistic Giant Toilet

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Address:
S. Main St., Lucas, KS
Directions:
North from I-70, exit 206, 17 miles on K242 Hwy to S. Main St. Downtown, on the west side of S. Main St. between W. 1st and W. 2nd Sts.
Hours:
M-Sa 8:30-5, Su 1-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Bowl Plaza.

Bowl Plaza: America's Most Artistic Giant Toilet

The building is shaped like a toilet tank, the benches in front of the building are curved like a toilet seat, and the sidewalk in front undulates like an unspooled toilet roll.

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Mosaic bathrooms.

Bowl Plaza

The public restrooms in Lucas feature stunning mosaic artwork symbolic of various items flushed. Folk, grassroots, outsider art.

[K. Miller, 06/16/2013]
Bowl Plaza: World's Most Artsy Public Toilets

The quirky town of Lucas, population 400, is famous for its Grassroots Art. Because 15,000+ tourists visit each year, Lucas needed public restrooms. Not being like most towns, Lucas made their restrooms a piece of art. The building is shaped like a toilet tank, its entrance is shaped like a raised toilet lid, the benches in front of the building are curved like a toilet seat, and the sidewalk in front undulates like an unspooled toilet roll. The inside walls are all mosaics created by local citizens.

[Cindyrella, 06/04/2012]

A raffle was held June 2 to see who would have the honor of "First Flush."


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