Family Fun Adventures in and around Shawnee

09/30/2020

Fun and games indoor and out. Mummies. Trains. Dinosaurs. Cowboys. Everyone can be a kid in Shawnee.

Here are some of the best family-friendly adventures in and around Shawnee.

Nerfed Shawnee Whether competitive play or simply friendly fun Nerfed is an indoor nerf battlefield with an interactive play system.

Incredible Inflatables offers 6 giant industrial-sized inflatables to play on/in that are sheltered indoors at all times so there are no worries about weather or wind. (parties only)

Shawnee Splash Water Park Beat the summer heat at the outdoor complex featuring a shallow play area, regulation pool area, spray ground area, diving area, climbing wall, and slides.

Want to see the only ancient Egyptian mummy in Oklahoma? Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art features permanent exhibitions of Egyptian, Greek and Roman objects; art from the Renaissance through the early 20th century; and large holdings of Native American, African, pre-Columbian, and Eastern cultural artifacts.

See how your kiddo sizes up against a stuffed Alaskan bear or see the model train sets.  The Pottawatomie County Museum in the historic Depot shows the history of life in Shawnee and Pottawatomie County.

More train fun can be found with the Locomotive Operators of Central Oklahoma (L.O.C.O.) They’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of large scale model railroading. Ride the outdoor railroad on the five acres of land about 16 miles west of Shawnee.

Learn to ride a Seqway. Find your way through the Castle Maze. Explore the interactive exhibits at the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in nearby Seminole.

More family fun can be found in nearby Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is home to 1,900 animals. The Science Museum Oklahoma is the state's only hands-on science museum and one of the largest science museums in the nation. And at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum kids can stroll the streets of Prosperity Junction, an authentic turn-of-the-century Western prairie town. Peek in store windows, listen to antique player pianos, and actually walk into some of the fully furnished buildings.

Any dinosaur loving kid will want to visit the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. Explore ancient dinosaur life, Oklahoma natural life, or the culture of Native Americans in Oklahoma.

With so many family fun adventures, get a hotel room and make a weekend of it in Shawnee. Order your Visitors Guide and start planning your fun!

Posted by Stacy Cramer Moore on 09/30/2020

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