Post Rock

Scenic Byway

Over the Smoky Hills of weathered bedrock, the Post Rock Scenic Byway winds through 18 miles of fields, pastures, and prairie. The landscape's unique beauty and challenges required pioneers to earn their space here, and the legacy of their creativity and resourcefulness lives on. Just look at the stone fence posts for which this route was named - as functional as the day they were erected. Pioneers solved their fencing problems on the largely treeless plains by quarrying and shaping limestone slabs. Today, that same innovative spirit has given rise to many independently-minded artists, farmers, and ranchers in the region.

The area's many hills, creeks, and valleys create a habitat attractive to a range of wildlife. Here, hardy wildflowers flourish, along with countless acres of rich grazing land carpeted with native grasses. At Wilson State Park and Wildlife Area alone, more than 225 species of birds are known to visit in a year's time. The lake is also one of the state's premier spots for fishing, hiking, water skiing or relaxing. In addition, the area maintains one of the best mountain bike trails in Kansas. And don't forget to look up. The boundless sky in Post Rock country is a favorite of photographers, especially at sunrise and sunset.

  • Driving Directions

    Distance: 18 miles

    Lucas to Wilson: Wilson: Begin at the intersection of K-18 and K-232 in Lucas, KS. Travel south on K-232 for 18 miles towards Wilson, KS, to check out the World’s Largest Czech Egg. Along the way, be sure to stop by Wilson State Park.

    Wilson to Lucas: Access the byway from I-70, exit 206, and take K-232 south 2 miles to Wilson, KS, to check out the World’s Largest Czech Egg. Retrace the route back to I-70 and continue north on K-232 for 16 miles to Lucas, KS. Along the way, be sure to stop by Wilson State Park.

  • Plan Your Road Trip

    Brant's Market

    Specializing in homemade and fresh meats since 1922. Named one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas Commerce", their specialty meats are made from…

    Grassroots Art Center

    Exhibits from across the state of Kansas. Visitors enjoy the creativity of primarily retired individuals working with recycled materials…

    World's Largest Czech Egg

    Art lovers can't miss this unique roadside attraction! The World's Largest Czech Egg is a tribute to the area's Czech heritage. This is a…

    Made From Scratch

    We have daily buffett from 10:30 am to 2pm and a breakfast buffett on Sunday from 8 am to 10:30 am. Sunday buffett is our pan fried chicken…

    Midland Post-Rock Bicycle Tour

    The Midland Hotel Bicycle Tour includes three different routes for different levels of experience. Once you take a photo of yourself at each…

    Kansas Originals Market & Gallery

    Kansas Originals Market and Gallery has the largest selection of Kansas-made and Kansas-grown products found under one roof anywhere in the…

    Midland Railroad Hotel

    Midland Railroad Hotel is a perfect stop over on your next business or leisure trip. The Midland is a historic hotel established in 1899…

    World's Largest Travel Plate

    That’s right, in addition to being the Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas, the tiny town of Lucas with 400 people now boasts its very own…

    Missile Silo Adventure

    Experience the Adventure of exploring a “Top Secret” underground military base that was abandoned by the Air Force in the ’60s! Nestled in…

    Garden of Eden

    Kansas' only Visionary Sculpture Environment and stone log cabin. Internationally known as a prime example of the Grassroots Art genre…

  • Things to do along the way

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    Kansas Byways

    Gypsum Hills

    Ancient floodplains, buttes, canyons, mesas and sinkholes are rare on the Great Plains. Yet, nestled in the Kansas grasslands is the Gypsum…

    Smoky Valley

    Named for their hazy, blue appearance at sunrise and sunset, the Smoky Hills divide the more easterly mixed-grass prairie from the…

    Glacial Hills

    The Glacial Hills Scenic Byway gets its name from the rolling hills and rock-strewn valleys carved by ancient glaciers. 

    Western Vistas

    Visit a rugged landscape on the culturally and visually fascinating route known as the Western Vistas Historic Byway. 

    Land & Sky

    Travelers along the Land and Sky Scenic Byway have the opportunity to experience the Wallace Branch of the Great Western Cattle Trail, scale…

    Frontier Military

    Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway.  Originally built to move soldiers and…

    Prairie Trail

    When you travel the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway, you follow in the steps of Native Americans, explorers and pioneers as they sought food…

    Native Stone

    Discover the natural beauty of the panoramic Native Stone Scenic Byway.

    Flint Hills

    The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway offers incredible views of the native grasses and flowers of the tallgrass prairie - one of the last…

    Route 66

    Kansas' Historic Route 66 Byway offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of experiences to "get their own kicks…

    Wetlands & Wildlife

    Along the byway, you'll encounter landscapes and communities shaped by the powerful forces of motion and change. You're entering a…

    For more information about the Post Rock Scenic Byway, contact:

    Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce
    postrockscenicbyway@gmail.com
    785-525-6288
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