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Things to Do in Shawnee

20 E 9th St, Ste #110, Shawnee, OK 74801

(918) 399-1961

Guitar Vault

The Vault is a place to relax, listen to live music, practice on low/mid/high end guitars, meet other musicians, obtain lessons, and have a place that is free of judgement to perfect your skills.

1900 W MacArthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804

(405) 878-5491

St Gregory's Abbey

Founded in 1876, St. Gregory's Abbey is a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine monks. Features of the Abbey and its beautifully kept grounds & labyrinth, the Monks' Marketplace, and conference center.

Closed during some religious observances. Call ahead to schedule a guided tour.

10 W Main St, Shawnee, OK 74801

(405) 684-5418

Historic Ritz Theatre

Historic theater and concert venue showcasing talent from around Oklahoma and beyond.

1900 W MacArthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804

(405) 878-5300

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

Founded in 1919, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art was founded by Father Gregory Gerrer, a Benedictine monk of considerable artistic talent. During Father Gerrer's travels to Europe, Africa and South America, he collected objects of artistic and ethnological value.

The museum's permanent exhibitions include 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. In addition, the museum offers exciting special exhibitions throughout the year.

500 W University Ave, Shawnee, OK 74804

(405) 695-1417

National Arboretum II at Oklahoma Baptist University

On the campus of our local liberal arts university, OBU, sits Oklahoma's only Nationally Accredited Arboretum. All arboretum trees are mulched, tagged, and have dedicated irrigation. There are over 300 trees & shrubs on more than 220 acres, representing 134 different species, including a seedling from the OKC Bombing's Survivor Tree.

33608 Belcher Rd, Shawnee, OK 74801

(405) 878-1528

Shawnee's Twin Lakes Reservoir

Lake 1 covers a surface area of 1,336 acres and has 16 miles of shoreline. Lake 2 is a surface area of 1,100 acres and 9 miles of shoreline. The lakes are connected by a 10-foot-deep canal constructed in 1962. Isaac Walton Park has a pavilion, 15 camp sites, 8 picnic areas with grills, swimming, restrooms, lighting, and parking. Glen Collins Park is located between the two dams with a pavilion, picnic areas with grills, swimming, restrooms, lighting and parking.

419 E Main St, Shawnee, OK 74801

(405) 788-4404

Theopolis Social Club

A jewel on Shawnee's Historic Main Street, Theopolis Social Club is a neighborhood restaurant that makes all its food from scratch, using as many local ingredients as possible. It also boasts of a full bar featuring craft cocktail, beer and wine.

In addition to plush indoor digs, "Theo's Backyard" is an adjoining outdoor dining space with two covered patios and a small stage where live music is played every Friday night and Sunday brunch.

120 N Bell Ave, Shawnee, OK 74801

(405) 585-8361

House of Hints

Celebrate your birthday at House of Hints Escape Room for an unforgettable adventure! We offer a variety of party packages designed to thrill and challenge you and your guests. Choose from our exciting 1-hour escape rooms, including the medium-difficulty Egyptian, the medium/hard Asylum, and the hard Wizard room. For those seeking an even scarier challenge, our Dungeon room, rated hard and scary, is coming soon! If you prefer a shorter experience, our 30-minute escape rooms are perfect: Detention, a beginner-friendly room great for kids, and Laboratory, a hard difficulty room tailored for adults. Book your experience today at and join us for a birthday celebration like no other. We are proudly a Native American and women-owned business since 2022!

1423 N Center St, Shawnee, OK 74804

(405) 878-1528

KidSpace Park

The new KidSpace Park is now open! One of Oklahoma's top 5 largest premier parks, this playground for all ages includes playgrounds for kids from 2 - 100, including a walking trail, timed 40 meter dash and ninja course, with play structures for littles, middles, and big kids.

It is open from 7 am - 11 pm and game pieces for ping-pong, horseshoes, cornhole, checkers, and more are available to check out from the Recreation Center at 401 N Bell in Shawnee Monday - Thursday, and onsite on Fridays & Saturdays from 9 am - 12pm and 5-8pm. You can also bring your own!

This $3.5 million dollar park boasts plenty of shade, multiple pavilions, restrooms, picnic areas, and multi-use fields for all sorts of play.

38900 W MacArthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804

(405) 395-0900

Kickapoo Casino

Kickapoo Casino features over 500 of the latest and hottest E-Games with a great variety of denominations to choose from. Throughout the gaming floor, you’ll find the newest games available along with a wide array of player favorites just off of Hwy 177 on MacArthur St.

3946 N Kickapoo Ave, Suite 6 Shawnee, OK 74804

(405) 740-1011

Lifted Fitness Studio

We are a bungee, bounce, and bike group fitness facility. We have a very intriguing and fun atmosphere and would love for more people to know what is inside!

17911 Patterson Rd, Bethel Acres, OK 74801

(405) 778-2529

Clay Bird Sports

Public clay shooting course located off of Shawnee's Twin Lakes. Events & Tournaments throughout the year!


What to Do in Shawnee

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