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Indoor Fun in Shawnee Oklahoma

While Oklahoma averages 231 sunny days a year, some of those sunny days can be on really cold days. And it does snow in Oklahoma. On those really cold, snowy days (or blistering hot ones!!), you’re looking for fun things to do indoors.


Here’s all the fun things to do indoors in Shawnee!



See a mummy at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art. Father Gregory Gerrer traveled Europe, Africa, and South America and amassed quite a collection of artifacts and art. See Egyptian, Greek and Roman objects and art including Tu Tu - Oklahoma’s only mummy!


At the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, you can stroll galleries that feature tribal history ranging from pre-contact history to present day. Bonus! Admission is free.


See a stuffed Alaskan bear, player piano, antique phones, railroad memorabilia, several model train sets and a scale model of downtown Shawnee in the Pottawatomie County Museum. Stroll (or slide) across the complex to see the historic Depot.


House of Hints offers unique escape room experiences in historic downtown Shawnee!

Just down the street, Lumberjack Johnson's offers axe throwing and "break" rooms.


At the Pier Arcade has classic arcade games for all ages, located right at the heart of Shawnee Mall! Also in the mall, the Community Art Gallery. They have tables and supplies for visitors to walk in and paint at their leisure for a small fee.


Take in a movie at Cinema Centre 8; bowl at Shawnee Bowl; or roller skate at Shawnee Star Skate.


Indoor Fun Nearby Shawnee

Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole offers the unique experience for children of all ages to pretend to be everything from a surgeon to a pilot! There are hands-on activities like duck races, a bubble factory, the Jasmine Ark and Playground Towers and a 16-foot climbing labyrinth.


Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka chronicle the events and stories that shaped the home of the Seminoles for more than a century.


And the Route 66 Interpretive Center in Chandler is an A/V museum highlighting all aspects of Route 66.


Bundle up and visit Shawnee. Many fine, local restaurants offer hot comfort food and at the end of your fun, snuggle in a warm hotel bed - then do it all again the next day!

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