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The Keeper of the Plains

300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, Kansas 67203 USA

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“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.

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Reviewed by
srola146

  • 11 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 31, 2018
Rated 5.0

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.

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KelliChappelow

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0

We really enjoyed this and happened to hit the 9-9:20pm timeframe on Friday evening to see it lit up. Incredible and fun!

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Reviewed by
twylatate

  • 5 Reviews
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July 14, 2021
Rated 5.0

Definitely worth a stop!

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Reviewed by
linzylanger

  • 17 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
February 04, 2020
Rated 4.0

A lovely park area and by a lot of museums and fun things to do! A great place for lunch or fresh air

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coopers

  • 21 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 04, 2019
Rated 2.0

Went for the statue and ended up in the museum. Statue is impressive, more so than the museum which had limited exhibits.

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kkt011978

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 23, 2018
Rated 5.0

Wonderful park full of history.

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Reviewed by
ruthstorts

  • 9 Reviews
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July 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

A great stop to walk around and read about the plains Indians. Pretty view. Cool statue overlooking the rivers.

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ErikaNicoleHuff

  • 2 Reviews
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May 28, 2017
Rated 4.0

Nice stop. The kids loved seeing the turtles on the rocks and walking across the bridge.

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KarelCoraPlanadeball

  • 15 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
January 04, 2017
Rated 5.0

Really nice stop. Kids enjoyed it too!

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Reviewed by
GilandNat

  • 10 Reviews
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September 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

Soooooo beautiful!

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The Keeper of the Plains

300 N McLean Blvd
Wichita, Kansas
67203 USA

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