The Keeper of the Plains in United States

Keeper of the Plains

Pleasant Park This is a nice well-maintained park, with great paved walkways on both sides of the river. I imagine the locals enjoy walking or biking the trails.

Great experience The site was just walking distance from the hotel so I walked with my mom to the site and we enjoyed the history and tribute to the Native Americans. With many sites to see along the walk.

Nice park! As soon as we arrived here we saw all the ducks. We fed a goose some cheese-its and he only had one leg. So sad, but cute.

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 on May 18, 1974.Since the sculpture's installation to commemorate the United States Bicentennial, it has become a symbol for the city of Wichita and a tribute to the local American Indian tribes. in 1974. A complete renovation of the sculpture and installation of the Keeper of the Plains Plaza now brings people out each evening to see the Keeper and the "Ring of Fire." The 44-foot Cor-Ten steel Keeper of the Plains statue is now 30 feet higher than before with its new pedestal,surrounded by a plaza which describes the Plains Indian way of life. The Keeper also serves as the focal point of an eight-year, $20 million restoration and river beautification project completed in May 2007. Pedestrians can access the area via two bow-and-arrow-inspired cable-stay bridges which span the Little and Big Arkansas rivers. Fire drums on boulders at the foot of the Keeper dramatically light the night. Plantings of sage, bottlebrush, medicinal herbs, prairie grasses, yuccas and cactus add to the sense of place and time. The area is free and open to the public year-round.


Address 650 N Seneca St, Wichita, KS 67203-3204

Phone +1 316-350-3340


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