With Shawnee growing rapidly throughout the early 1900s, in 1910, city leaders hoped that Shawnee would become Oklahoma’s state capitol. However, Shawnee came in a distant third in the statewide election to determine the capital.
Shawnee boasts small town charm with big city offerings. You'll enjoy name brand restaurants and retail as well as the best in home town dining and unique boutique shopping. Experience rich culture and world-class museums and attractions. Visit Oklahoma's only Egyptian mummy at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art or join the fun at the Boo on Bell Fall Festival. Shawnee has something for the whole family and we are anxious to roll out the red carpet for you!