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Mid-America All-Indian Center

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Address: 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203
Phone Number: 13163503340
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Mid-America All-Indian Center is the only facility of its kind in...

The Mid-America All-Indian Center is the only facility of its kind in Kansas that is solely dedicated to educating people about and preserving the rich cultural history of American Indians. The Indian Center invites visitors to stroll through its many areas that include: A museum with exhibits of contemporary art and cultural artifacts that depict the American Indian cultures of the past and present. Many of the exhibits have interactive aspects and hands on items for the kids. Outdoor exhibits, which include a full-size tipi and native gardening area that illustrate how Plains Indian families lived in the 1850s. Gift Shop selling American Indian-made items, music, movies, jewelry and Keeper of the Plains items. Large indoor area, known as the Gallery of Nations, contains nearly 100 flags of Indian nations. It is the area where special events and private rentals take place. The center not only showcases local tribes, but those throughout the United States and Canada. It is not affiliated with one particular tribe, so the Mid-America All-Indian Center is a place where are American Indians and the general public can come to share their experiences, learn and interact with each other. There are 10,000 American Indians representing 73 tribes in the Wichita area.

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I didnt realize Indian tribes came to Kansas to learn about each other. The museum is right next to the Keeper of the Plains statue. I think that was the best part of the set up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I didnt realize Indian tribes came to Kansas to learn about each other. The museum is right next to the Keeper of the Plains statue. I think that was the best part of the set up. The museum is pretty small but worth the visit. There arent any tours available during November so if you want to get a feel... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

One thing that is nice about the Mid-America All-Indian Center is that they don't overwhelm you with too much information. The exhibits here obviously change from time to time and the main ones we saw were the history of the Native Americans who worked in the Aviation Industry in Wichita and a show of many works by Blackbear Bosin, the... More 

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Thank Nils62
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is an interesting little place. It has quite a few meeting areas which is what I was there for. It did have quite a few educational areas and the grounds are beautiful. Parking is a bit sparse, but that leaves more of the grounds to enjoy.

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Thank Craig B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A wonderful time to spend and reflect on the Native American heritage that was the beginning of Wichita and see the special exhibits displayed.

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Thank Terry A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Wonderful stories of the Indian cultures and beliefs. Good to see their contribution to US military & technology as well as modern-day activities being celebrated. This is a learning experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We visit every few years as the exhibits change. This time one wall was filled with paintings by artist Blackbear Bosin and they had added some short videos and an exhibit on Indian contributions to Wichita's aircraft industry and the related war effort during World War II. Unfortunately for us, we were too pressed for time to stay for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Right near the Keeper of the Plains, this is both a museum and meeting place. Pow wows of various tribes are held here preserving their heritage.

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Thank Rollin D
Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I don't care for the Indian heritage but some might like this. This used to be a large hill to slide down on a sled and I miss this. The center was built over it.

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Thank Pattie Q
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The exhibits were good, and so were the videos that explained the lives of some famous Native Americans, including an elderly one who did a personal interview (televised/on radio). The native american cookbooks and arts/crafts were interesting too. Will come back to the crafts class in August.

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Derby, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The ever changing exhibits in the museum are always very well done and interesting. A top attraction for Kansas.

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