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A Few Great Gift Ideas from the Visit Shawnee Shop

12/10/2018
A Few Great Gift Ideas from the Visit Shawnee Shop
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some of the fantastic gifts you can find here in town that are locally made and curated especially for visitors and residents, but did you know that Visit Shawnee has our own little gift shop? Whether you’re looking for Oklahoma-themed apparel or a special keepsake to keep the memories alive, our selection offers a little something for everybody. Read MorePost a Comment

Poultry Shows at the Expo: A Feel for the Fowl Fun in Shawnee

12/04/2018
Poultry Shows at the Expo: A Feel for the Fowl Fun in Shawnee
Interested in chicken? Think about it—when I asked you that question, did your mind go towards your favorite meals involving chicken, or did you consider the process of raising poultry as livestock? Poultry breeding plays an important part in your life, no matter where your mind went. But get this: The Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center has the chance to host not just one, but two important poultry shows!Read MorePost a Comment

Three Great Locally Made Gifts for You and Yours

11/27/2018
Three Great Locally Made Gifts for You and Yours
Over the past several weeks, we’ve given you some guided ideas for holiday shopping. But surely you can’t be done yet—we’re just getting started stuffing stockings and wrapping boxes! We thought we’d give you some more ideas, inspired by local retailers and producers. Everybody loves receiving locally made gifts, and your business helps the community you live in. So what are your options?Read MorePost a Comment

Four Great Gift Ideas for the Kids This Holiday Season

11/20/2018
Four Great Gift Ideas for the Kids This Holiday Season
Are your kids easy to shop for, or are they picky when it comes to the holidays? Whether they’re difficult to please or thrilled for the season alone, there’s of variety of stores around Shawnee to find great gifts for your kids, no matter their tastes. Read MorePost a Comment

Three Great Gift Ideas for Mom This Holiday Season

11/13/2018
Three Great Gift Ideas for Mom This Holiday Season
We know it’s impossible to sufficiently let the ladies in your life know how much you appreciate them, but it’s always important to try your best. How about you celebrate them this holiday season with a thoughtful gift from one of Shawnee’s many boutique stores? With such a selection at your disposal, you’re bound to find something that will speak to their hearts.Read MorePost a Comment

Three Great Gift Ideas for Dad This Holiday Season

11/06/2018
Three Great Gift Ideas for Dad This Holiday Season
Looking for some inspired gift ideas for dad this holiday season? We know it can sometimes be tough to find him the perfect gift, especially locally—but luckily for you, Shawnee is home several shops tailored and geared to delight the man in your life, whether he is your old man or your only man.Read MorePost a Comment

Five Great Coffeehouses to Keep You Warm This Winter

10/12/2018
Five Great Coffeehouses to Keep You Warm This Winter
Cold weather—love it or hate it, the temperatures will be dropping before we know it. And while many iced coffee aficionados will stick to their guns throughout the cooler months, it’s time for the rest of us to cut the cold brew and say yes to toasty beverages!Read MorePost a Comment

Two Big Events the Weekend of August 10th: Fireflight & O.N.E.

07/31/2018
Two Big Events the Weekend of August 10th: Fireflight & O.N.E.
Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate the end of summer? Two fantastic events have partnered up to take Shawnee by storm, starting August 10th. These events are the Fireflight Balloon Festival and the Outdoor Nation Expo (O.N.E.); between their family-oriented activities and free admission, you’ll have no excuse to be a couch potato during this exciting weekend!Read MorePost a Comment

So: What's the International Finals Youth Rodeo?

07/06/2018
So: What's the International Finals Youth Rodeo?
Visitors to the Shawnee area during early July might be mystified to see signs for businesses everywhere proudly displaying the message “Welcome IFYR” on their signs and marquees. What’s the IFYR, you might ask? Why, it’s only the biggest annual event that our city has the pleasure of hosting! Read MorePost a Comment

The Aldridge: Jewel of Historic Downtown Shawnee

06/05/2018
The Aldridge: Jewel of Historic Downtown Shawnee
Its place in Shawnee's skyline is absolute; if you're anywhere near Shawnee’s downtown district, you'll be able to easily pick out the Aldridge Building, a structure that carries a significant amount of history. Known as Shawnee's first "skyscraper," the building is ten stories tall, and is currently used as housing for seniors in Shawnee's community.Read MorePost a Comment

Quick Tip: Memorial Day Services

05/24/2018
Quick Tip: Memorial Day Services
Find out where Memorial Day services are being held in ShawneeRead MorePost a Comment

Tips for Travel During Tornado Season

05/08/2018
Tips for Travel During Tornado Season
Don't let the threat of severe weather keep you from visiting Oklahoma! Let us help you know what to do in the case that you get caught in a storm.Read MorePost a Comment

Staff Picks - Top 3 Quick Lunches

04/24/2018
Staff Picks - Top 3 Quick Lunches
Visit Shawnee staff shares their favorite places to grab a quick lunch around town.Read MorePost a Comment

Everything You Need to Know about the Redbud Festival

04/16/2018
Everything You Need to Know about the Redbud Festival
The Redbud Festival, which is a free dinner and extended block party featuring vendors and live entertainment, will take place the evening of April 20th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on April 21st from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to visitors and Shawnee citizens alike, the community dinner will take place on Main street, and vendors and attractions will be at Celebration of Life Park on the corner of Main and Philadelphia.Read MorePost a Comment

5 Things to do in Shawnee for Spring Break

5 Things to do in Shawnee for Spring Break
If you’re thinking about spending your Spring Break here in Shawnee, Oklahoma, then we’ve got some ideas for you! To help you get started, we’ve compiled five options for you to do around town, maybe including some things you haven’t considered! Read MorePost a Comment

Gnomish Invaders from Afar Spread Joy to Shawnee

03/12/2018
Gnomish Invaders from Afar Spread Joy to Shawnee
Shawnee, Oklahoma is a town with a long and storied history, but some of its most interesting little details are only a few years in the making! Take, for instance, the curious case of the gnomes that quietly appeared on utility poles and other fixtures in downtown Shawnee at some point after 2015.Read MorePost a Comment

C-SPAN Comes to Shawnee

C-SPAN Comes to Shawnee
Shawnee, Oklahoma to be in National Spotlight - C-SPAN reveals Shawnee history and highlights authors during week-long visit. C-SPAN’s 2018 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3) are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.Read MorePost a Comment

Locally Made Gifts

11/20/2017
Locally Made Gifts
The holiday season is approaching which means shopping for friends and family. Shopping for that perfect gift can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Forget about Internet shopping or fighting the holiday crowds in chain stores. Instead of purchasing this year’s hot item that will be forgotten a few weeks after Christmas, consider searching for a memorable gift from local small businesses or consider gifts made here in Shawnee.Read MorePost a Comment

Haunted Shawnee

10/17/2017
Haunted Shawnee
Halloween is upon us so it is the season for spooky adventures! Check out some of the haunted sites in Shawnee and the surrounding areas. Read MorePost a Comment

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art Hosts Exhibit of Art by Saudi Arabian Women

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art Hosts Exhibit of Art by Saudi Arabian Women
Women’s Point of View focuses on the female perspective in a Muslim and male-dominated society through photographs and other projects of 38 female students from Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Read MorePost a Comment