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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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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 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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Good cultural site

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were met by the most beautiful woman, obviously from a red Indian heritage, who showed us what we could touch, feel and see in this interesting space. The films were revealing and the stories uplifting. We loved seeing the people who have forged the art work, the jewellery . The artistry is amazing. What a privilege to be able... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The artwork, the photos, the people.. we are so honored to have been able to visit this place. Thank you!!!

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Salina, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This museum is tiny and at $7 each for entry it is quite a disappointment. There is some interesting art work and kids get to bang drums in the interactive area but it really is not worth a visit at the price of admission. By contrast, the Boothill museum in Dodge City and the Nelson Atkins Art Museum have much... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stopped here on our last day on the way to the airport. We love it! Everyone had a great time taking pictures and enjoying the scenery.

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Florence, Oregon
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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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