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 hotelArt Deco Wichita hotel in Downtown Wichita, near Exploration Place

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Outdoor pool

Location

Located in Downtown Wichita, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wichita Public Library, Exploration Place, and Museum of World Treasures. Wichita Art Museum and Old Cowtown Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

An outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services.

Room Amenities

All 88 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find pillowtop beds, MP3 docks, and DVD players.

Hotel at WaterWalk Wichita

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel at WaterWalk Wichita features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests are offered a complimentary breakfast each morning and a complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access.

This 3-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center. This Art Deco hotel also offers barbecue grills, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Guests can use the health club at a partner property. An area shuttle within 5 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Hotel at WaterWalk Wichita is a smoke-free property.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free grocery shopping service 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Year Built 1976 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Free reception 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 88 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 11 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Kitchen  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • DVD player 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Kitchen 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. A complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.

  • Golfing nearby 

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 50.00 per stay), plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
  • 3 per room

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 50.00 per stay)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel WaterWalk
  • Hotel WaterWalk Wichita
  • WaterWalk
  • WaterWalk Hotel
  • WaterWalk Hotel Wichita
  • WaterWalk Wichita
  • Wichita WaterWalk
  • Wichita WaterWalk Hotel
  • Cambridge Hotel Wichita

We should mention

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.


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