About Visit Shawnee
Visit Shawnee is the City of Shawnee, OK's Department of Tourism. We love to welcome new & familiar visitors to our town year-round! In Summer 2021, we opened our new Welcome Center facility just north of OBU.
In Summer of 2022, we were named Tourism Organization of the Year by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association!
Whether you're deciding to visit from near or far (or even if you call Shawnee home), our website and Welcome Center have a wealth of information to make sure you find your next adventure in Shawnee, OK!
Growing the Travel Industry in Shawnee, OK
Visit Shawnee works closely with regional and state partners along with local businesses to bring the most value to Shawnee through the visitor economy.
We represent Shawnee on a national stage, enticing would-be visitors to stay the night in our city and visit our museums, restaurants, shops, lake, and other destinations. We also work directly with event organizers and film producers to base their projects here.
Our department and work is funded entirely through the City of Shawnee, OK's lodging tax.
Shawnee, OK Convention & Visitors Bureau
and Chamber of Commerce
While Visit Shawnee is a department of the municipal government of Shawnee, Oklahoma, we serve the visitors, event organizers, and destination proprietors like a convention and visitor's bureau and chamber of commerce in many respects. Unlike a traditional convention and visitor's bureau or chamber of commerce, because we are funded by the lodging tax and commissioned to reinvest that into growing the tourism economy, our services are completely free to destination proprietors and event organizers and do not require a membership or fee of any kind.
If you are looking for information and assistance in bringing an event to Shawnee, we are your best contact! If you are looking for support in ensuring your business succeeds in Shawnee, we can help if your business is a place to stay, eat, shop, or play.
If your business does not fall into these categories, our friends at Shawnee's economic development office, Shawnee Forward, would be glad to help.