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Lincoln, Kansas

Jim Dickerman's Open Range Zoo

A Kansas grassroots sculptor decorates the local roadways with his sculptures made from found objects. 

Jim Dickerman’s art is legendary in the Lincoln County region of Kansas. Every creation has a storyline woven within it.

Dickerman is a grassroots sculptor located just outside of Lincoln, Kansas who has decorated the local roadways with his large and small scale sculptures. His artworks have been fabricated from found objects — old farm equipment, car parts, scrap metal, animal bones and feathers, driftwood, limestone, and antlers which he paints and often includes reflective qualities as well. Dickerman is a featured artist with the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, Kansas.

Know Before You Go

Driving instructions start on Highway 18 in Lucas, Kansas and moving towards the east, then on Highway 14 starting in Lincoln and moving towards the south to I-70.

(*) – Indicates a night active sculpture with movement and light

Lucas, Kansas (Russell County)
Grassroots Art Center – 213 S. Main Street – Jim’s work is displayed along with many other Grassroots artists
Scoop Dig It – Bowl Plaza, Main Street in Lucas – it’s situated between Jim’s “Wheel of Heritage” and “Prehistoric Spacecraft”
Grassness Monster – at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 18, Lucas
Wow Flower – North Wolf Street in the yard of the last house on right before Highway 18
Grassroots Bird – at the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 232, just east of Lucas
Highway 18 between Lucas and Lincoln, Kansas
*Super Bug – on the South side of Highway 18 between mile markers 83 and 84
Junction of Highways 18 & 14 and Driving East on Hwy 18 in Lincoln, Kansas
Dream Dragon Breakout – NE corner of intersection on Highway 18 and 14 at Lincoln
Witch and Monkey – driving East – ½ mile on Hwy 18 on the north side
Bird is a Bird – just past the Witch and Monkey – driving East (on the North side)
Internal Flame of Peace – just past Bird is a Bird – driving East (on the North side)
Peace – where Lincoln Avenue meets Highway 18 by the cemetery and the park
In Lincoln, Kansas
Tall Man – East Court St, across the street from the Carnegie Lincoln Library
2 Flowers – one is South of the Library on S. 3rd St., one is by the Police Station on N. 2nd
Peace Collector – between 1st and 2nd on Lincoln Avenue
Horse Shoe Sign on a tree at the Horse Shoe Range at Lincoln Park
Highway 18 between Lincoln and Beverly, Kansas
Rufus – mile marker 101 on the South side of the road – on a wall in the distance
Pasture Parrot – mile marker 102 on the South side of Highway 18
Debdacto – mile marker 106 (flying) on the South side of Highway 18
Headless Dream Dragon Harvester – mile marker 106 on the North side of Highway 18
*Sky Pony – mile marker 107 on the North side of Highway 18
Draco – mile marker 108 on the North side of Highway 18
In Beverly, Kansas
In Memory of Bernadette (Bernie) Anderson – Highway 252 in Beverly, it’s a heart wheel
Flash – on South Christie Street, by neighborhood watch sign
Highway 18 East of Tescott, Kansas
Power Hawk – mile marker 113 North side of Highway (3 miles on past Tescott E Hwy 18)
Highway 14 (from Lincoln, Ks going South towards I-70)
Tin Man and Bird in a Tree on the West side of Highway 14 at Lost Street
Marauder and Dino Bird – mile marker 182 (1 ¼ miles South of the 18/14 Junction) on the East side of Highway 14, situated in a field
*World Peace Guy – mile marker 182 (1 ½ miles South of the 18/14 Junction) Look up to find him!!
*Dream Dragon – mile marker 181 (2 miles South of the 18/14 Junction) East side of Highway 14
*Lot Lizard – mile marker 181 (2 ¼ miles South of the 18/14 Junction) West side of Highway 14
Stone Flowers – mile marker 181 (2 ½ miles South of the 18/14 Junction) along the East ditch
*Gasasaurus and Dino – just above the Stone Flowers
*Rotorooter – just by the Stone Flowers (it’s small and green and orange)
*Red Bird – mile marker 181 (about a blocks length further South from Lot Lizard) West side of Highway 14