Why plan a trip to Shawnee?

Shawnee is located at the geographical center of Interstate 40, just 30 minutes east of OKC. A unique multicultural gem, in Shawnee the old-west rural and modern urban mingle happily! 

Home to four Native American tribes with a rich pre-statehood history, our city of just over 30,000 boasts of world-class museums, a bustling historic downtown district, recreational lakes, and more. 

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Visitor's Guide

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Welcome Center

Call or visit the Welcome Center to get the most out of your Shawnee, OK adventure!


With on-site experts on all things Shawnee as well as a library of Shawnee specific and statewide travel guides, we can help you find exactly what you're looking for. 


Find a Hotel



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Mom's Transit Service

(405) 673-5312



Also available: Uber or Lyft


Enterprise Rent-A-Car

at Shawnee Regional Airport

(405) 273-1422

Fly in

Shawnee Regional Airport



Will Rogers World Airport

Oklahoma City, OK

(45 miles west of Shawnee)

(405) 316-3200


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Annual Events

NJCAA II Basketball Championship

Independence Day Celebrations

International Finals Youth Rodeo

Fireflight Balloon Festival

Outdoor Nation Expo

Sunshine Shelly's Pumpkin Patch

Halloween Festival

Night-time Christmas Parade

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Itineraries Coming Soon!

Ready-to-play 1, 2, & 3 day itineraries in the Shawnee area, whether you're here for family friendly visits, historical site tours, or outdoor adventures; downloadable itineraries coming Summer 2022. 

Severe Weather

Located in "Tornado Alley", Oklahoma has a reputation for severe weather, but instances of severely damaging storms are rare!


Tornadoes are the most likely to form during the months of March through May, and sometimes in November. However, while the odds of a tornado forming during most of the year are negligible, it is important to be weather-aware. 

If you're concerned about traveling during these times of year, check out our weather tips! 

Tornado Season