The Keeper of the Plains area of the river walk in Wichita, KS definitely looks better at night. On a nice summer evening, families were all over the place pushing strollers and chatting with relatives...eating ice cream.... You get the picture.
To make the picture more interesting, I took it from a low angle with a longer exposure (to get that glass like effect on the river). Standing 44 feet atop a large Boulder at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers is the Keeper of the Plains. Designed in 1974 by Comanche-Kiowa artist Blackbear Bosin, the sculpture has since become a symbol of the city of Wichita. At night large fire pits located around the keeper are lit and illuminates the warrior in a fiery blaze. In Wichita Kansas there is the Botanica Gardens that has a great Butterfly house, and if you get there when it first opens you have it all to yourself! #colorful Put on your britches and saddle up. Cowtown is an interactive experience where the old western prairie comes to life. Tour historical homes and shops from 19th century Wichita, witness a gunfight in the street between the sheriff and two cattle rustlers or sit back and sip an ice cold sarsaparilla root beer in the local saloon. A must stop when in Wichita, similar to Springfield's notorious horseshoes the haystack is a phenomenal calorie packed monster of a dish. Get it with Classique, an excellent saison beer by Stillwater! I've seen several pictures of the Keeper if the Plains but I wanted to add my own. It just so happen that our visit coincided with a fire on the west side of the city. He must be distracted! Lurking below a storm grate near the banks of the Arkansas River lays a foul troll, cringing with an upward gaze at those who pass over. The best time to seek this ugly creature is at night when its subterranean prison glows green. Early for class in a 1870 period school house. Kansas Sunset.  Had a few hours to walk along the Arkansas river in downtown Wichita, and i unknowingly stumbled upon the Keeper of the Plains. A phenomenal pub in Old Town with a large draft beer selection and good, quality food. The haystack is a must have for those visiting Wichita, an open pattied burger smothered with fries and melted cheese. Of course no museum in the great state of Kansas would be complete without the actual pitchfork prop used by the Scarecrow in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Right on the River downtown. Fascinating Exhibit about Ancient Egypt that contains mummies, sarcophaguses, pottery and other artifacts.
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Get an overview of this hotel4-star Wichita hotel in Downtown Wichita, near Museum of World Treasures

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Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant
Business center
Smoke-free property

Location

Located in Downtown Wichita, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Orpheum Theater and Museum of World Treasures. Exploration Place and Wichita Art Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, valet parking, 24-hour room service, and a business center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 117 rooms offer free WiFi, iPod docks, and 24-hour room service. Flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 4-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms.

A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 3500 square feet (325 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands. An area shuttle within 5 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours are complimentary for guests. Onsite parking is available (surcharge), along with a car charging station.

Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Electric car charging station 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Restaurant 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 325 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3500 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Total number of rooms - 117 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 14 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 10:30 AM.

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 50 per stay
  • 2 per room (up to 35 lb)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 12 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 18 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Ambassador Hotel Wichita
  • Ambassador Wichita
  • Ambassador Wichita Hotel
  • Wichita Ambassador
  • Wichita Ambassador Hotel
  • Ambassador Hotel Wichita Autograph Collection
  • Ambassador Hotel Autograph Collection
  • Ambassador Wichita Autograph Collection

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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