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.

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