Family-Friendly Adventures in & around Shawnee
Updated: Jan 4
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:
1. Nerfed Shawnee
Whether competitive play or simply friendly fun Nerfed is an indoor nerf battlefield with an interactive play system at this indoor nerf arena located in Shawnee's historic downtown!
2. Incredible Inflatables
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).
3. 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.
4. Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
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.
5. Pottawatomie County Museum
See how your kiddo sizes up against a stuffed Alaskan bear or see the model train sets. The Pottawatomie County Museum located alongside the historic Santa Fe Depot & Beard cabin shows the history of life in Shawnee and Pottawatomie County in the newly-built Milburn Center.
6. 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.
7. Jasmine Moran Children's Museum
Learn to ride a Segway. Find your way through the Castle Maze. Let your little learn to be a judge, grocery cashier, restauranteur, or mechanic! Explore these interactive exhibits at the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in nearby Seminole.
8. More in OKC
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.