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 hotel3-star Wichita hotel in Downtown Wichita, near Exploration Place

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool

Location

Located in Downtown Wichita, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Century II Convention Center and Exploration Place. Museum of World Treasures and Wichita Art Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an indoor pool and a fitness center. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, coffee/tea in a common area, and a business center.

Room Amenities

All 200 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls.

Languages Spoken

Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview - Wichita

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview - Wichita provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception on select days. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a business center and a meeting room. This business-friendly hotel also offers coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview - Wichita has designated areas for smoking.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free reception 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 200 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free long-distance calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. The hotel offers a complimentary manager's reception on select days.

Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview - Wichita has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property requires a credit card authorization for USD 50 for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site in cash instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD $10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Dogs and cats only
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD $8.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD $10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Broadview Wichita
  • Drury Broadview
  • Drury Hotel Broadview
  • Drury Plaza Broadview Wichita
  • Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview
  • Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita
  • Drury Plaza Hotel Wichita
  • Broadview Hotel Wichita
  • Drury Plaza Broadview

We should mention

Up to 3 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. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


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