“Where the little arkansas and arkansas river meet”
The Keeper of the Plains is a 13.4 metres (44 ft) Cor-Ten steel sculpture by Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bosin. It stands at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers in Wichita, Kansas adjacent to the Mid-America All-Indian Center. Surrounding the base of the statue are multiple displays which describe the local tribes that used to inhabit this area, as well as several fire pits which sometimes light up to illuminate the statue at night. The fire pits, which are known as the Rings of Fire, are lit manually for public safety and run in 15 minute increments. They are generally lit once a night around 9 pm during the summer and sunset during the winter.
This is a really nice stop! There are a lot of great photo opportunities and a lot to learn about the Plains Indians. We saw a mini-golf course nearby, and there is plenty of parking. The bridge is gorgeous, and everything was clean and well taken care of.
We really enjoyed this and happened to hit the 9-9:20pm timeframe on Friday evening to see it lit up. Incredible and fun!
A lovely park area and by a lot of museums and fun things to do! A great place for lunch or fresh air
Went for the statue and ended up in the museum. Statue is impressive, more so than the museum which had limited exhibits.
Wonderful park full of history.
A great stop to walk around and read about the plains Indians. Pretty view. Cool statue overlooking the rivers.
Nice stop. The kids loved seeing the turtles on the rocks and walking across the bridge.
Really nice stop. Kids enjoyed it too!
It's a great pit stop to stretch your legs. Unfortunately, we passed through the area long before 9 p.m. when the statue is lit up. There are a few educational plaques about Native Americans.
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