Painted Horses: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Shawnee’s Stellar Stallions

04/02/2019
Painted Horses: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Shawnee’s Stellar Stallions
If you’re from out of town, one of the first things you’ll probably notice about Shawnee driving around are the large, painted horse sculptures: Scattered throughout town on street corners overlooking sidewalks, either standing strong or bucking wildly, all with bold and unique designs. So, how did the painted horses get their start?Read More5 Comments

Spotlight on 2019's Photo Contest Winners

03/04/2019
Spotlight on 2019's Photo Contest Winners
The 2019 Photo Contest has concluded, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. With nearly 300 eligible submissions showing off all the wonderful things Shawnee has to offer, our panel of voters had a hard time picking their favorites. At the end of the day, however, the photos below were judged to be the best of the best. Read on to see the winners, and learn a little information about them.Read More23 Comments

Everything You Need to Know about the Visit Shawnee Photo Contest

01/30/2019
Everything You Need to Know about the Visit Shawnee Photo Contest
It’s official! Visit Shawnee’s Photo Contest for the year of 2019 is finally on, and submissions are already flying in. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late for you to enter. On the contrary, we encourage everyone in the Pottawatomie County area to go through their photos and pick their favorites—with any luck, you have a shot at winning one of several fabulous cash prizes, so what do you have to lose?Read More1 Comments

Event Spotlight: The Two Sisters Flea Market

01/03/2019
Event Spotlight: The Two Sisters Flea Market
With the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in the middle of town, it’s no wonder we have so many great recurring events, from big to small, annual to monthly. One of its loveliest monthly guests is the Two Sisters Flea Market, which delivers both the charm and the curiosity familiar to the style of shop. We reached out to the owners of the flea market, Brian & Krystle Ross, who were more than happy to tell us about their recent endeavors...Read MorePost a Comment

Four Hot New Restaurants Recent to Shawnee OK

12/18/2018
Four Hot New Restaurants Recent to Shawnee OK
We know it might be hard to think about food this close to the holidays, but what are you gonna do when you run out of leftovers? Chances are you’ll want to run out and grab a bite to eat somewhere in town—and lucky for you, there are many great restaurants in Shawnee. Have you seen all the places popping up? If you haven’t heard the news, read on.Read More1 Comments

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 More2 Comments

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