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Keeper of the Plains

On of the best places for a date. The fires make it really nice in the evening. There is plenty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David F
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Went with several family members, there was even artist there which captured my granddaughters... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kehickey
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The Keeper of the Plains stands at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas rivers with hands raised in supplication to the Great Spirit. Renowned Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bosin donated the Keeper of the Plains to the citizens of Wichita...more
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650 N Seneca St, Wichita, KS 67203-3204
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Wichita Indians believed that the Keeper kept the local lands safe from harm. Wichitans today still believe it helps keeps Wichita safe from Tornadoes (for the most part)...they just redid it last year i think it was. New bridges and the fire keep "the...More

4  Thank Samantha M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 June 2014

$11 for a tiny little museum - which was mostly current artwork, a few flags and tons of children. This is really a place for childrens groups to learn a little about Indian life and culture. They really need to do something with this place....More

6  Thank Dwight L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On of the best places for a date. The fires make it really nice in the evening. There is plenty of parking even though it is busy at times.

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with several family members, there was even artist there which captured my granddaughters attention!!! Love the native American feel, and music😍

Thank kehickey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Much nicer than I expected; beautiful sculpture on top on boulder formation. Great information on regions native Americans as well. Linked to beautiful walking paths and bridges on the river.

Thank DaveTNYY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this part of the river walk! The lighting of fire each night is wonderful. A great place to walk, or sit and think/meditate!

Thank luv2travel316
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum and park are so well done. The museum in interactive complete with drums that you are encouraged to play! Wonderful displays and the statue with it's surroundings is absolutely stunning. Walking bridges over waterfall, Displays are informative and thought provoking.

Thank PlaneBoatTrain
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed this on a water walk in Wichita. The island attraction has history and facts. The statue is pretty well done.

Thank mrt1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Wichita landmark and a necessary photo for any tourist coming through town. It's beautiful during the day but much more so when surrounded by flames at night.

Thank 749sierras
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very scenic and place to see and walk around. Residents and tourists alike have been here. We go here often.

Thank susanlang2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a pit stop to see the Keeper of the plains, and it’s worth the visit. It’s a very clean area with a beautiful statue. The scenery around the statue is great as well, giving a wonderful view of the city.

Thank brandonbohnsack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To learn this was made by a native american artizan, Black Bear Bosen, makes it even more special. In the past few years, it has been given the historical place and presentation it deserves. It is the head of the water walkway in Wichita KS...More

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occams-razor
27 August 2018|
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Response from fionat61 | Reviewed this property |
No it’s not unsafe, my husband and I parked in the parking lot and walked over to the exhibition. There were many families with children all running around. I also saw single woman going for a walk in the area so I wouldn’t... More
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Joyce W
8 November 2017|
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Response from egraves888 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I have no idea. I’m from Florida and visited Wichita this past summer. Even in the daylight, it’s beautiful!
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Katie B
25 June 2016|
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Response from Jenae W | Reviewed this property |
9:00 pm unless weather is a factor (rain or high winds)
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