The Keeper of the Plains | Kansas Photo Spot

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The Keeper of the Plains-Photo by Tyler Cipriani

One of the most iconic images in Wichita, the Keeper of the Plains stands at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas rivers. This 44-foot, 5-ton weathered steel sculpture was donated to Wichita by Native American artist Blackbear Bosin in 1974. It sits atop a 30-foot pedestal overlooking the city. Visit the Keeper by crossing pedestrian suspension bridges from either the intersection of west Central Avenue and Nims, near Exploration Place, or on McLean Blvd. You can also explore the Mid-America All-Indian Museum to learn even more about the history and culture behind this Wichita icon the Mid-America All-Indian Museum that features nearly 30 other pieces of Blackbear Bosin’s artwork and much more inside.

(Wichita, Kansas, USA)