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  • Shine

    Shine ​ ​ ​ ​ Chris Growth and Daniel Shaughnessy had the vision to create a movement in Shawnee, OK. They wanted to express the beauty of the five nations represented but most importantly raise awareness of what they are and mean to the community of Shawnee. When Shaunghnessy and Chris began this project in July 2020 he started with the theme of Indian blanket flowers. As he continues to add to the mural, he hopes to craft other elements of the five nations while sharing the beautiful culture the five nations add to this city. ​ Visit their website 201 W Main St, Shawnee, OK 74801, USA (405) 275-9780 Find Your Adventure in Shawnee Date Night in Shawnee, OK Looking to romance your sweetie and try something new? We've got an awesome date planned for you! 154 Post not marked as liked 20 Free Things to Do in or Around Shawnee You don't have to spend a lot to experience a lot! And in some cases in Shawnee, you don't have to spend at all. 1,367 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Find all the Shawnee Murals Shawnee's murals range from several historic advertisements painted on brick buildings to new, modern and colorful designs on sheet metal. 54 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 1 2 3 4 5

  • Event Venue: Shawnee Community Center

    Shawnee Community Center Indoor, Small Party or Meeting about renting The multi-purpose room is perfect for receptions, reunions, birthdays, meetings, and more! The Center is available for rent Monday through Saturday, within the hours of 9 am - 9 pm. Rentals are hourly, $35 / hr. Round tables and chairs for a seating capacity of 75 are included with every rental. Setup available for a small fee. For more information, call 405.878.1528 or email shawneeparkandrec@shawneeok.org . Book online at here. about the destination The Community Center has a large multi-purpose room, small kitchen, entry hall, restrooms, and an outdoor playground and sports court in addition to a pavilion and picnic tables outside. Venue Website 804 S Park Ave, Shawnee, OK 74801 (405) 878-1528 find it see it What's happening in Shawnee Nov 7, 2022 3 min Christmastime in Shawnee (2022 Update!) Looking for a place to bring the family for the sights & sounds of the holiday season, without the lines? Shawnee may be right for you. 305 Oct 18, 2022 1 min Downtown Shawnee, OK Upcoming Events Check out the calendar for all events taking place in historic downtown Shawnee! Calendar updates daily. 108 Apr 27, 2022 2 min It's Tourism Week 2022 in Shawnee, OK! From the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center to historic downtown Shawnee, the travel and tourism industry is alive and well in Shawnee! 78 1 2 3 4

  • Public Art: Surprise Finish

    Surprise Finish Painted Horse 3815 N Harrison, Shawnee, OK 74801 Kaye Vandergrift Pierson about ​ find it Find your adventure in Shawnee National Plan For Vacation Day - plan to visit Shawnee! “It is never too early to start planning a trip, and those days on the calendar are something we all can look forward to,” says Visit Shawne 17 Post not marked as liked Date Night in Shawnee, OK Looking to romance your sweetie and try something new? We've got an awesome date planned for you! 154 Post not marked as liked 20 Free Things to Do in or Around Shawnee You don't have to spend a lot to experience a lot! And in some cases in Shawnee, you don't have to spend at all. 1,367 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 1 2 3 4 5

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  • National Plan For Vacation Day - plan to visit Shawnee!

    This year, we hope you plan to visit Shawnee and many other great destinations in Oklahoma! While you are here enjoy the arts, culture, outdoors, or one of our signature events, but most importantly, take advantage of the benefits—boosting morale, reducing stress, and preventing burn out—of planning for an unforgettable adventure. That’s what National Plan For Vacation Day -- January 31, 2023 -- is all about. “It is never too early to start planning a trip, and those days on the calendar are something we all can look forward to,” says Visit Shawnee Director Stacy Cramer-Moore. Here are fun ways to kick-start your brainstorming: 1. Peruse the Plan page on VisitShawnee.com On the Plan page, we share helpful Blog posts, not-to-miss annual events, our newsletter, transportation and weather tips, and our social media links to stay up to date on what’s happening. It’s THE place to start. 2. Order the free Visit Shawnee Visitor’s Guide. It’s all there – things to see, things to do, things to eat in Shawnee. We spotlight our painted horses and annual events. Order yours here. We’ll send it right to your door, or you can browse it online. (And did we mention it’s free?) 3. Stay in the loop with our newsletter. Sign up for our weekly newsletter for more regular doses of inspiration: deals, upcoming events, and fun trip-planning fodder—like pet-friendly attractions, where the locals eat, and our interview with a mummy. 4. Follow us on social media. Whether you’re on Facebook or a tweeter, we’ve got you covered on your favorite social media platform. Connect with us for daily inspiration. When you post or tweet, use #ShawneeOK so we can find you! Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter YouTube 5. Plan a visit around the must-see annual events. Hot air balloons. Rodeos. Car shows. Halloween. Yes, Halloween. You need to see how Shawnee does trick-or-treat! Find an annual event that excites you and plan your visit around the event leaving an extra day or two to discover more of Shawnee. 6. Make the most of a “nearcation.” Want to stay close to home? There’s lots to see around Shawnee. Get a hotel room then day trip around Shawnee to see wild animals, Oklahoma history, Native American culture, art, and, well, we’re still not quite sure what this is! Need more inspiration? Visit our Welcome Center at 2820 N Kickapoo Ave. With on-site experts on all things Shawnee as well as a library of Shawnee specific and statewide travel guides, we can help you find exactly what you're looking for. No matter where this year takes you, find undeniable joy in the process of planning. Celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day, January 31st, and be inspired to visit Shawnee and Oklahoma!

  • Date Night in Shawnee, OK

    Looking to romance your sweetie and try something new? We've got an awesome date planned for you! Want to treat yourself, or go out with friends? Try one of these outings to have a great time with them! Artsy Evening Order a coffee and a canvas (or seasonal ceramic!) to paint at Coffee N' Crafts' Wall of Paint on historic Main Street. Stop by Artzy Fartzy (just down the street) to create your own mini potted succulent at the "$10 buck succ" bar. Skip across the street to grab a burger & milkshake at Boomarang Diner's kitchsy downtown location (tip: the pickle-o's are top notch!). Foodie Fun Shop for cool kitchen gadgets at Savvy Bites downtown or at Ross inside Shawnee Mall! Enjoy a steak dinner for two (or try one of their famous vegan/vegetarian options like the Impossible Chopped) at Paul's Place Steakhouse! Reservations helpful, but not required. Build your own dream cookie sandwich or designer ice cream flavor at Marble Slab/Great American Cookies, located at Bison Crossing on Kickapoo. Adventurous Evening Try to escape in less than an hour by solving puzzles and clues at House of Hints escape rooms, or test your aim at Lumberjack Johnson's Axe Throwing -- both in downtown Shawnee! Find a secondhand treasure at one of Shawnee's excellent vintage and antique stores (T-Box Antiques, 25 Thrift, and Rogers Vintage are all excellent choices; bonus points if you find your treasure at a shop you've never been to)! Try the sushi, udon, or any dish at Phoenix Asian Diner! If you're feeling really fancy, order a sake. Historic Haunts Visit Oklahoma's oldest art museum and the home of OK's only mummies, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art! Fill up at Oklahoma’s oldest BBQ restaurant continuously owned & operated by the same family, Van's Pig Stand! Visit the original location on Highland. Take a scenic and historic walk in pre-statehood downtown Shawnee and see the iconic Santa Fe Depot and Beard Cabin. Mall Madness Have a delicious meal of Japanese fare at Sakura or cowboy ranch food at Santa Fe Steakhouse! Memorialize the moment with fun backdrops and props at Yo Selfie Factory or race to earn the best prizes in At the Pier Arcade. Order a confection to share with rolled ice cream artistry at The Rolling Cow (they have boba tea too!) 💸Free Fun Pack a picnic and enjoy it at the serene Japanese Peace Garden located alongside the Airport Trail; for best results, time it so you're finishing up with the sunset - it's a beautiful view! Play a round of Disc Golf at one of Shawnee's three, free public courses; just BYO discs! Find at least 15 of the 30+ Painted Horses in Shawnee! Download the list here. Have a great date!

  • 20 Free Things to Do in or Around Shawnee

    You don't have to spend a lot to experience a lot! And in some cases in Shawnee, you don't have to spend at all. There are many free things to do and see in the Redbud City -- learn about native cultures; see nature and the animals that inhabit it. Take a hike. See the arts! Here are 20 free things to do in or around Shawnee. 1. At the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Cultural Heritage Center learn about the historical and contemporary aspects of the tribe by seeing the newly renovated galleries which feature tribal history ranging from pre-contact history to present day. It’s free to visit, but you may want a commemorative item or two from the gift shop. 2. Also at the Center is the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary. A permanent home for eagles (and other birds) that have sustained injuries serious enough that they cannot live in the wild, the Aviary shares with visitors the spiritual and cultural significance of these majestic animals. While free, this adventure does require booking in advance! 3. See art from nearly 100 Oklahoman artists at two different galleries, The Arts at 317 and Community Art Gallery (but we don't blame you if you find a piece of artwork you just HAVE to buy!) 4. While there’s a nominal fee to enter the Pottawatomie County Museum, the grounds are free to walk. See the Beard Cabin built in 1891, and iconic the Santa Fe Depot across the lawn! 5. Get outdoors at Shawnee's Twin Lakes Reservoir. Sure the fishing and boating require permits at a cost, but between the two lakes, there’s 25 miles of shore to explore which is free. 6. Also outdoor are the multiple parks in Shawnee. Sister City Park includes the Japanese Peace Garden; Dean Weigant Park features two playgrounds; Boy Scout Park a splash pad, basketball courts, pavilions, and walking trail! 7. The Arboretum on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University includes 154 different species of trees and more than 630 trees and shrubs. Explore the campus and see the beauty of nature. 8. The Butterfly Garden at the OSU Pott Co Extension is where you can find, well, butterflies. There’s many species of butterflies and moths, bumble bees, and honey bees (Spring & Summer are the best times to visit). 9. Back on OBU’s campus is an 18-hole disc golf course. At each tee pad area, you will find a map for that particular basket number. An overall course map is also available. Sure you’ll need to invest in a disc or two, but play is free. 10. Have an interest in aerospace? West of campus is the Aerospace Career Museum. In the Shawnee Regional Airport Terminal, the museum showcases wonderful exhibits on everything that takes to the skies. 11. As you’re now looking to the skies, look to the stars at Ten Acre Observatory at Tribbey. the primary viewing location of the Odyssey Astronomy Club, view the night sky using the 13" Coulter Optics and Starmaster 20" Telescopes. 12. Find all 34 of Shawnee's iconic Painted Horses! 13. The MGMOA Gallery at SSM Health is located on the north side of the SSM St. Anthony's Shawnee Hospital. Artwork is displayed in the gallery by different local artists from around the region in diverse forms and genres. 14. Attend the Fireflight Balloon Festival the second weekend in August! Entry is absolutely free to the festival, including parking. There's also a free-to-enter Outdoor Expo that runs annually during the festival on the same grounds. 15. In April and early May, check out the scores of redbud trees blooming across the city, and see why Shawnee is the Redbud City of Oklahoma. 16. Explore more art by finding Shawnee's two dozen murals, tucked all around town. 17. Uncover as many hidden gnomes in historic downtown as you can find! 18. Take the pups for a fun time at one of our pet-friendly parks and shops. 19. Attend Shawnee's legendary Halloween Festival, Monsters on Main (formerly Boo on Bell) for a downtown carnival, vendor fair, and trick or treat, and more. 20. See the prettiest, fastest, or most nostalgic cars and bikes at one of Shawnee's premier car shows and cruise-ins, most of which are free to onlookers. Work up an appetite with all the free fun? The money you saved allows you to grab a bite. Here's where the locals eat. And who knows, you may find there's too much to do in one day. Grab a hotel room and make a weekend of it! :)

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