The Scout


Location: Penn Valley Park, W 31st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Owner: KCMO Parks & Rec

Artist: Cyrus E. Dallin

Dates: Installed 1921, Dedicated 1922

Medium: Bronze

The City of Fountains Foundation holds an endowment for this sculpture.

Description:

The Scout overlooks downtown Kansas City from his perch on top of a hill in Penn Valley Park. It can be seen from nearby Interstate 35. One of Kansas City's most iconic sculptures, it has become a symbol and mascot for Kansas City.

The Scout was dedicated in 1922 as a memorial to local Native American tribes and it depicts a Sioux scout on horseback. Originally cast for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, it arrived in Kansas City as a temporary exhibition on its way back to the sculptor on the east coast. Citizens were so delighted by the sculpture that they raised $15,000 for its purchase.

It is located north of the intersection above, north of the tennis courts and skateboard park.

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