Monday, October 22, 2012


We are back from our great adventure to Kansas!  Our travels took us far and wide to see such exciting places and towns.  We landed in Wichita and immediately headed out to see the Keeper of the Plains.

The Keeper of the Plains is at the meeting of the Big and Little Arkansas rivers.  Native American artist Blackbear Bosin donated the 44-foot sculpture to the citizens of Wichita in 1974.  The sculpture stands on a 30-foot rock, surrounded by a plaza which describes the Plains Indians way of life.  You can access the sculpture from one of two bridges that cross the rivers.  The sculpture is lit by five fire drums nightly (depending on weather) for fifteen minutes.

This was one of the highlights of the trip for me.  The sculpture is awe inspiring and to see the Keeper at night surrounded by fire should be on your must see list while in Wichita. 

Next up, Mushroom Rock State Park.

1 comment:

  1. Love that sculpture. Breathtaking when lit by fires.