Samuel Perry Dinsmoor (March 8, 1843 – July 21, 1932) was an United States teacher and eccentric sculptor from Lucas, Kansas. Dinsmoor served in the Civil War for three years on the side of the north and then taught school in Kansas. When he retired in 1905 he began a second career as a sculptor.
Dinsmoor built and moved into a log cabin on a lot that he named the Garden of Eden. The cabin is a twelve-room house; the logs are sculptured and painted limestone. Dinsmoor designed his landscape and spent the rest of his life creating the garden, which contains over 200 concrete sculptures. The sculptures and design of the house reflect Dinsmoor's belief in the Populist movement and his religious convictions.
The final resting place for Dinsmoor and his first wife, Frances A. Barlow Journey, is inside the mausoleum in one corner of the lot. As part of a tour, visitors are allowed to view Dinsmoor in his concrete coffin, which is sealed behind a glass wall. Inside the mausoleum is also a double-exposed photo of a live Dinsmoor viewing his deceased body inside the coffin.