One of the most iconic images in Wichita, the Keeper of the Plains stands at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers. The 44', 5 ton stylized sculpture of an Indian Chief was designed by Native American artist Blackbear Bosin.
Visit the Keeper by crossing pedestrian suspension bridges from either the intersection of west Central Ave. and Nims, or near Exploration Place on McLean Blvd. If visiting during the day, step inside the Mid-America All-Indian Center to learn even more about the history and culture behind this Wichita icon. The Mid-America All-Indian Center features almost 30 other pieces of Blackbear Bosin's artwork and much more inside.
If visiting at night, you'll enjoy one of the most picturesque experiences in Wichita. At 9 p.m., March 8 - Oct. 31, or 7 p.m., Nov. 1 - March 7, enjoy the Ring of Fire - a surreal experience that ignites large fire pots in the river to complete the Keeper Plaza tribute to the Circle of life of water, air, earth and fire.
If you haven't seen the Keeper of the Plains, then you have not seen Wichita.