Updated: Sep 6
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. House of Hints
Unique escape room experiences (new puzzles and rooms often!) on historic Bell Street. Private parties and paint splatter experiences also available.
2. Coffee N' Crafts
Walk in and grab a drink and canvas or ceramic and paint to your heart's content! Special craft classes available througout the year in addition to walk-in painting.
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 the World's Largest Overalls and 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. Laynie's Treehouse Indoor Playplace
Shawnee’s Own Indoor Play Space for Families! Laynie's Treehouse first playspace is open -- an indoor backyard for ages 5 and under inside Shawnee Mall , with expansions for bigger kids to come.
8. 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.
9. 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.