Dexter, Kansas: Lighthouse Library

Proving that no idea is impossible, volunteers in Dexter built an ocean-theme library with a 25-foot-tall working lighthouse far from any ocean.

Address:
107 S. Main St., Dexter, KS
Directions:
Downtown. West side of Main St. just south of Central Ave. Lighthouse is in the back courtyard, not visible from street.
Hours:
M-Sa 8-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
620-876-7323
Admission:
Free; donations welcome. Cabin is $45.00 a night.
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Lighthouse Library

It's a library with an ocean theme. Has a 25-foot-tall working lighthouse in the courtyard, and a huge saltwater aquarium inside. There is a public deck available for cookouts and picnics for travelers. Thrift shop on site (Treasure Chest) and a cabin (Grouse Valley Lodge). Proceeds go to the library. This project was built by volunteers in part as a memorial tribute to a teen who died in an auto accident.

[ShipwreckWriter, 02/14/2014]

ShipwreckWriter adds that Dexter is also "the discovery place of helium."


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