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The Keeper of the Plains

300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, Kansas 67203 USA

“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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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

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January 04, 2017
Rated 5.0

Really nice stop. Kids enjoyed it too!

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KelliChappelow

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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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GilandNat

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September 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

Soooooo beautiful!

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Reviewed by
Chelsey Louzeiro

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August 02, 2015
Rated 3.0

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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sstforever6

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June 12, 2015
Rated 5.0

This was well worth stopping for. It's beautiful and amazing.

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ErinCapra

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June 02, 2015
Rated 4.0

Very cool! Make sure to check the hours they light the fire, it was 9pm when we were there.

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The Keeper of the Plains

300 N McLean Blvd
Wichita, Kansas
67203 USA

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