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“Great Cultural experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mid-America All-Indian Center

Mid-America All-Indian Center
650 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203
316-350-3340
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Ranked #24 of 82 things to do in Wichita
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Owner description: 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.
Wichita, Kansas
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“Great Cultural experience”
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!

Visited January 2014
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Wichita, Kansas
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“Indian tacos!!”
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.

Visited November 2013
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“The Indian Center”
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!

Visited September 2013
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Avon, New York
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“Not quite as expected”
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 sign of activity, and no hours posted. I am still not sure whether the Center has any regular hours, or if it is only open for special seasonal events. Best to call ahead if this is on your must-see list. Otherwise, the main attraction here is the impressive large metal "Keeper of the Plain" sculpture at the very point of the two intersecting branches of the Arkansas River. The sculpture is surrounded by a ring of fire in the evening -check the web site for hours.

Visited October 2013
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Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
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“Very cool.”
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.

Visited September 2013
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