Wichita, Kansas: Boy and the Boot
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
- 204 S. Main St., Wichita, KS
- Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. I-135 exit 5B. Head toward downtown on US Hwy 54. Slight left onto Kellogg Ave., right into Broadway St., left onto William St. to the Old Court House.
- T-F 11-4, Sa-Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
- Adults $5.00
A mysterious statue of a lad holding aloft a boot, meant to leak continuously in a fountain. Once stood in Riverside Park, but has been moved indoors for safekeeping and your scrutiny. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Boy and the Boot
There is a historical museum in what once was the City Hall. The museum features a lot of neat stuff, such as one of a series of old automobiles once built in Wichita, called "The Jones Six." It sort of resembles an old Model "T." Also, there is a "Boy With a Boot" statue/fountain inside the museum, which once stood in Wichita's Riverside Park.
Faces carved in stone, near the building's entrances resemble a fellow who was mayor when the City Hall was built in the 1880s.[Don Fraysier, 02/24/1999]