Keeper of the Plains

This majestic and magnificent sculpture is a beloved Wichita landmark

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Located at the shore and intersection of the Big and Little Arkansas rivers, the stunning Keeper of the Plains statue stands 44-feet-tall. Commemorating the United States Bicentennial, this impressive figure also honors the Great Spirit revered by tribal peoples. Sage and cacti, medicinal herbs and prairie grasses enhance and beautify the area while paying homage to Native American culture. Renowned Native American artist, Blackbear Bosin, crafted the steel sculpture that stands atop a 30-foot rock base, and donated it to the city of Wichita. The sculpture later became the focal point of a $20 riverfront restoration effort. A stream tumbles over nearby boulders before entering the river. In addition, for 15 minutes after dark each evening, fire drums located amid surrounding boulders create a ghostly and gorgeous Ring of Fire.

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650 N. Seneca St.
Wichita 67204

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