"I love the contemporary aspect as well as historic."
"High quality museum collection of items from all over the USA. Knowledgeable friendly staff, excellent gift shop of unique items. Worth a visit!
The Mid-America All-Indian Museum (MAAIM) is a unique cultural museum located on the shores of the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita, Kansas. Visitors from around the globe pass through our doors to learn about the American Indians. Established in 1969, the goal of the MAAIM is to educate the community about the art, culture and heritage of American Indians while recognizing the important role they play in today's society.
The MAAIM is home to a museum that features pieces from a collection with more than 3,000 artifacts. This allows for exhibits to be changed throughout the year so that a variety of stories can be told about American Indian culture and heritage.
Visit our gift shop, located in front of the museum entrance and featuring items made by regional American Indian artists. Choose from handmade jewelry, movies, CDs, books, food and a variety of different Keeper statues. A portion of the sales from the gift shop go back into the Indian community and support the artists that created the pieces.
The Museum also has an exceptional educational program that caters to young students through field trips to the Museum, and to everyone in the community via our outreach program. Hundreds of students pass through our doors each year to learn about American Indian history, culture and way of life both in the past and in today's world.
After touring our museum and gift shop, stroll outside and explore our Outdoor Learning Center. The center features a genuine tipi, travois, Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site (OWLS) through the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, medicinal and Three Sisters gardens and an outdoor classroom. Beyond our center lies our two artist gardens honoring Woody Crumbo and Blackbear Bosin.
No trip to MAAIM would be complete without a visit to the iconic Keeper of the Plains. Located to the east of our building in Keeper Plaza, the 44-foot statue towers over the Arkansas River with arms raised towards the sun. Take time to immerse yourself in all the knowledge the plaza has to offer.
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