Keeper of the Plains


Location
Wichita, Kansas

Architect
LK Architecture

Size
Sits on 14.62 Acres
Scope
The Keeper of the Plains stands at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers and can be accessed via two bow-and-arrow inspired cable-stay bridges. These bridges are the only ones of their kind in the state of Kansas. The statue was raised onto a 30-foot high base made of a concrete structure covered with artificial rock. The artificial rock formation was based on moldings taken from the Castle Rock formation in western Kansas. The 44-foot statue is surrounded by Interpretive Plaza which describes the Plains Indian way of life with larger than life artifacts and descriptions, hidden speakers and traditional plant life.