Geeks unite: Nerd Travel in Shawnee
Updated: Jan 7
Geeks Unite! Nerd travel is actually cool with geek tours and geeky travel destinations. While not DC with the Smithsonian Museums or San Francisco with the Yoda fountain at LucasFilm headquarters, Shawnee still offers plenty of fun for you and your co-geeks to unleash your inner nerds.
Bibliotech is Shawnee’s largest used bookstore. Of special note to geeks is the new and used comics. As the only comic bookstore in Shawnee, they take their job seriously to provide folks with vintage, rare, and collectible comics as well as back issues. The game is also on with their selection of entertaining board games, card games, and more. Find great gifts for friends including vintage collectibles, toys, and more.
Want to act out your geekdom? Blast your friends with foam weaponry at Nerfed Indoor Battle Arena. Nerfed is the perfect place for competitive play or friendly fun with many Nerf guns and obstacles to act out an MCU or Fortnite battle.
Attend the annual Uncanny Comic Expo. It’s Shawnee's premier family-friendly comic book and pop culture convention featuring comics, cosplay, gaming, and more. It’s held annually.
If you’re into planes, the Aerospace Career Museum has exhibits on everything that gives us lift, from hot air balloons to rockets and more. It’s in the terminal at the Shawnee Airport.
How about ancient Egyptian mummies? The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art has one on display! There’s other Egyptian, Greek and Roman objects on display alongside traditional art and traveling exhibits.
No matter which Star Wars movie you like the best, there’s plenty to see in Shawnee.