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Mid-America All-Indian Center

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Address: 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203
Phone Number: 316-350-3340
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Description: 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 preserving and promoting the rich cultural history of American Indians in North America. Events are held regularly at the Indian Center, including Powwows that attract American Indian dancers representing tribes from across the United States.The Indian Center invites visitors to stroll through its many areas that include: A museum with exhibits of traditional artifacts and contemporary art that depict the American Indian cultures of the past and present. Many of the exhibits have interactive aspects, and they change quarterly. Outdoor exhibits, which include a full-size tipi and grass houses that illustrate how Plains Indian families lived in the 1850s. Gift Shop selling American Indian-made items, music, movies and jewelry. Large indoor area, known as the Gallery of Nations, where special events and rentals take place. The Gallery of Nations can seat 350 people.The center not only houses 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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A pastoral niche in Wichita's museum belt.

Very interesting contemporary and traditional exhibits by prominent Native American Great Plains artists. Lovely grounds at the confluence of the Little Arkansas and the Arkansas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Bluff City, Kansas
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Bluff City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting contemporary and traditional exhibits by prominent Native American Great Plains artists. Lovely grounds at the confluence of the Little Arkansas and the Arkansas rivers. Black Bear Bosin's imposing "Keeper of the Plains" statue is a must see. Off North Seneca between McLean and Central Avenues.

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Wichita, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It has it's purpose, but the museum part is small and limited. The presentations, etc. I have been to are good, but could be enhanced.

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you like Black Bear Bosin's art, this is the place to come. Bosin, Tsate Kongia, is internationally known for his watercolors and acrylics. The Museum has several of his works. Just outside of the museum, the Keeper of the Plains statue stands at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers. It is Bosin's biggest and possibly his... More 

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Roeland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My son, father and I stopped here while driving through Wichita. And we all loved it. We loved seeing the real Totem Pole, and all of the beautiful gowns there. He loved going through their small, but lovely museum. The only thing that truly surprised me was the rude service we received. NO ONE speaks to you as you're looking... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I thought it would be pretty good. It wasn't bad but it has to be an acquired taste. Haven't been back had the tacos.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

NIce small museum. Call before you come to Wichita they may have a special event planned, which are always awesome! Wed. nights pow-wows are a must!

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Not the only reason to visit this historic place. They are great though. The reason to come to the Indian Center is to learn of the rich heritage they have. It is eye opening to hear the stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The displays are beautiful and inspiring. If you think you know American Indian check out this spot. You will learn so much more about the differents tribes and dialects. This is the real and original American history that everyone should look into!

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Avon, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I walked to the All-Indian Center from Old Town one Thursday afternoon in late October while my wife was in Witchita on business. Perhaps I read the wrong reviews, but I was expecting that the actual Indian Center building /museum would be open for viewing of information relating to indigenous cultures. Instead, I found it locked up tight with no... More 

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Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We loved the huge indian. The park area is very nice. We liked how it over looked the river. You should definitely walk around here.

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