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“not what you expect”

Mid-America All-Indian Center
Ranked #22 of 75 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 educating people about and preserving the art and culture 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 nations of the past and present. Many of the exhibits have interactive aspects and hands on items for the kids. Seasonal outdoor learning center, which include a full-size tipi and native gardening area. 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“not what you expect”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Wichita, Kansas
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107 reviews
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“Great Cultural experience”
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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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Indian tacos!!”
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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SAN DIEGO, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Indian Center”
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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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not quite as expected”
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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