The Scout

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

KCMO Parks & Rec

Cyrus E. Dallin

Installed 1921, Dedicated 1922


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

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.