Garden of Eden, Kansas

The Garden of Eden is a half-acre lot in a small Kansas town, transformed over the years with elaborate sculptures, towers, and furnishings, starting in the early 1900's by its owner, Samuel Perry Dinsmoor. The sculptural park, now owned by Garden of Eden, Inc., is part Populist political commentary of the day, part Freemason symbolism, and part Christian preaching. It is an early remaining American example of what some people call "visionary" environments.