The Keeper Of The Plains104 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
- Address: 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203, United States
- Timings: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
- Tags: Monument, Family And Kids
Designed and created by Blackbear Bosin who has a Native American heritage, the Keeper of the Plains is a 44 feet tall sculpture dedicated to the tribes that once inhabited the region. The sculpture shows a human figure standing on a raised rocky platform with an axe in his hands. The statue is located near the confluence of the big and small Arkansas river. The Indian warrior is a piece of art in itself with a distinct representation of the Native American people who lived here and kept their culture alive while looking over the region. Fun fact- the silhouette of the statue has become iconic to the city and is also an important icon in the US Air force that operates from an Air Force base near the city. You can still see the icon on the Boeing KC-135 used by the refuelling wing! The statue is also mentioned in famous songs and has innumerable cultural references.
Every evening, the fire pits that encircle the base of the statue are lit up for 15 minutes to offer a rather surreal sight. Two nearby pedestrian bridges- one of them being a suspension bridge and is an attraction in itself, are the perfect locations to see the silhouette during sunset and also to see the ring of fire come to life.
The Keeper Of The Plains Hours
The Ring of Fire hours during daylight savings:
- Seven days a week for 15 minutes at 9.00 pm.
The Keeper of the Plains Ring of Fire will burn the following schedule during the winter:
- Seven days a week for 15 minutes at 7.00 pm.
How to Reach The Keeper Of The Plains
- By Bus: Central And Nims Ob
- By Taxi
- By renting a car
- You can rent a bike from Bike share ICT
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62.65% of people who visit Wichita include The Keeper Of The Plains in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
30% of people start their The Keeper Of The Plains visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Keeper Of The Plains
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Keeper Of The Plains
The Keeper Of The Plains Reviews & Ratings
Nice place to remember the Kensas Indians. The way of their worship and lifestyle depicted in various ways. As an Indian i am proud of visiting this place to see my country name found in this place. The keeper of Plains shows the nature worship of native Americans.
This is the most recognizable landmark of Wichita. You can find artistic interpretations of this around town as well. Good reminder of the Native American roots of this town and the area. Nice area.
I took a model here for a photo shoot today and as always it was beautiful. I love the soothing piped in music. An extremely nice place to relax.
Me and my dog enjoyed A walk along the pathway. The only thing that wasn’t cool was there was broken glass along the walkway and some cigarette butts I was worried about the glass for my dogs foot but we were OK. It was a cool historic spot we will go again for another short walk. I got some nice pictures, want to come back in the evening to see the sunset from this view..
Such a pretty location but sadly its placed in the middle of the city so you can imagine the trash build up on the river banks and such, but if you can look past that you can really enjoy walks over the fantastic white bridges and listen to some acoustic cultural indian beats while looking out over the river. Calms my soul sometimes when needed most. Something peaceful and lively about it.