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- Merle Norman
Merle Norman Out of gallery Shawnee's destination for the internationally-popular Merle Norman cosmetics. Come in to stock up, or pamper yourself with a makeover! 3717 N Harrison St, Shawnee, OK 74804, USA (405) 275-1861 Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm Visit their website Personal Beauty, Clothing & Accessories Stay Eat Shop Play See Events Host Plan a Trip Subscribe
- Surprise Finish
Surprise Finish Painted Horse Out of gallery 3815 N Harrison, Shawnee, OK 74801
- Yo Selfie Factory
Yo Selfie Factory Local, Kid Friendly, Free Wifi Out of gallery We are an interactive experience in which we provide cool themed backdrops, ring lights, and holders for you to take pictures by yourself and with your friends using your phone or own camera. Book an hour time slot online to make sure you get prime space at this unique selfie studio located in Shawnee Mall. 4901 N Kickapoo Ave, Shawnee, OK 74804, USA (580) 668-0478 Monday - Saturday 10 am - 9 pm Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm Visit their website Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Art Workshops Stay Eat Shop Play See Events Host Plan a Trip Subscribe
- Daytrip Northeast from Shawnee
A visit to Shawnee is more than our art, historic sites, and Native American culture. It’s daytrips to see more of Oklahoma. Plan to spend an extra day or two. Within an hour of Shawnee, here’s our favorite historic and off-beat sites to see northeast of the Redbud City. Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, Warwick. Seaba Filling Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places having been built in 1921. It is now filled with more than 65 vintage motorcycles from 1908 to present – including a bike like Captain America rode! One visitor has said, “this place really captures the essence of what it's about to travel on Route 66. A quick stop at roadside museum or attraction to gain a little knowledge and get a good photo op is at the heart of the Route 66 travel experience.” Website 405-258-9141 Route 66 Interpretive Center, Chandler. It’s not your typical museum. It’s “more than a display of chrome and neon. Route 66’s tale is told through an interesting array of interactive videos portraying the huge part Oklahoma has played in forming the sights and sounds along the “Mother Road.” Website 405-258-1300 Mural, Chandler. Depicting Chandler’s history, this mural is located On the south side of the downtown area, just south of 13th street on Route 66 1301 Manvel Ave Lincoln County Museum of Pioneer History, Chandler. See murals, Native American artifacts, the memorabilia from legendary Lincoln County U.S. Marshal William (Bill) Tilghman, a member of the famous Oklahoma “Three Guardsmen,” and the Outhouse. (Believe us!) Website (405) 258-2425 Brick Paved Broadway Street, Davenport. Located on the famous Route 66 "Curve" midway between Okla. City and Tulsa, Davenport is a bustling little town where travelers can still drive on one of the few strips of original Portland cement that was laid for the Mother Road highway. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the historic marker in front of the post office and see the two large murals on downtown buildings. Ozark Trail Obelisk, Davenport. The Ozark Trail obelisk in Stroud is one of only two remaining Oklahoma monuments of the historic motor trail that predates Route 66. The Ozark Trail was established in 1913 and routes were originally marked with 21 green and white obelisks from Missouri to New Mexico and Texas. Nationally, only seven obelisks remain. This 21-foot-tall structure in Stroud was originally erected along Main Street, but was later relocated to its current location closer to Davenport. Website Sparks Vinyard and Winery, Sparks. Featured on Discover Oklahoma and voted one of the best wineries in Oklahoma by the OKC Gazette, the winery is perfect for this discovery journey, wine trailing, fact-finding, and thirst quenching. Website 918-866-2529 UFO, Shoe Tree and Metal Dinosaur, Stroud. Tucked away on the sides of old Route 66 in Stroud are is a collection of metalwork. There’s a couple of skeletal cows, a cactus, and a child-sized train called the Lincoln County Express. It was the work of Paul Hicks, a pipeline welder who started creating this collection in the 1970s. Yard artist Craig McGuire created a UFO. Tip: there is a sign that says "UFO" right before the gravel driveway. And the Shoe Tree? It’s a tree with shoes hanging from it. (We don’t know either.) Bohemian Hall, Prague. The Bohemian Hall, built in 1917 and listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, was the center of the rich culture of the Czechoslovakian gatherings whether it be for dancing, song, performances, or simply the warmth and friendship of sharing their familiar heritage. After a fun day of sight-seeing and exploring, grab a bite, then settle into your hotel room in Shawnee and rest up for your next day of fun or travels home.
- All You Need to Know about Boo on Bell in downtown Shawnee, Oklahoma
Boo on Bell is Shawnee's annual spooky season celebration, held in historic downtown on the brick-lined Bell Street and hosted by Safe Events for Families! Held each year the weekend of Halloween, Boo on Bell welcomes guests from around the region for a carnival, vendors, children's activities, and a Main Street-wide trick or treat. 2021's newly released event schedule is as follows: Thursday, Oct 28, 6 - 10 pm - Carnival (Armbands are $20) Friday, Oct 29, 6 - 10 pm - Carnival (Armbands are $25) Saturday, Oct 30, 11 am - 9 pm 11 AM - 7 PM - Vendors 11 AM - NOON - Stompin' Sensation Dance Group 11 AM - 9 PM - Carnival (Armbands are $25) 12 - 1 PM - Pet Costume Contest 1 - 3:30 PM - Children & Family Costume Contest 3:30 - 5 PM - Main Street Trick or Treat Events & Activities at Boo on Bell Pet Costume Contest - Saturday, Oct 30 @ 12 pm There is no fee to enter. Contest will be held at the main stage (Main and Bell). Large and small breeds allowed. Children & Family Costume Contest - Saturday, Oct 30 @ 1 pm Saturday, October 30, 2021 (1PM) Vendors for Boo on Bell Visit the Boo on Bell webpage to register. For vendor questions, please call Linda Brown of Safe Events for Families: (405) 642-8658 (calls will be returned after 6PM).
- Fall Fun in Shawnee
Fall means cooler weather and annual fun in Shawnee. Between all the outdoor opportunities and the many events this time of year, you will want to spend a few weekends in Shawnee to experience it all. Here’s our favorite fall fun in Shawnee: Sunshine Shelly’s Pumpkin Patch is 20 acres of fun for the whole family! Farm grown Pumpkins, a 5 acre Corn Maze, kiddie maze, corn pits, big trykes, hayride and so much more including special events like movie nights. Arrow’s Family Farm in neighboring Earlsboro offers a similar experience. Boo on Bell is an annual fall festival that celebrates the autumn season with family-friendly activities. Costume contests and trick-or-treating on Bell Street in Downtown Shawnee plus ghost stories and games, and carnival rides. This year's Boo on Bell is October 28th-30th! Fall and football go together like Brad Pitt and George Clooney in movies. In Shawnee, we cheer for the OBU Bison. Oklahoma Baptist compete in the Great American Conference and see some of the best in NCAA Division 2 teams. Find their schedule here. See the changing leaves at the National Arboretum at Oklahoma Baptist University. There are more than 300 trees & shrubs on campus representing 134 different species, including a seedling from the OKC Bombing's Survivor Tree. Pack your walking shoes! Also pack your hiking boots because there’s a lot more outdoors to explore in and around Shawnee. Twin Lakes, neighboring Lake Thunderbird – a state park, and the Ravine Outdoor Adventure Park. Great overview of the outdoor activities is here. The fall events calendar includes craft shows and other shopping opportunities, horse shows, rodeos, red dirt kart racing, and more. Find your fun experience on our Events Calendar. Every visit to Shawnee starts at our new Welcome Center! Stop in and say hi when you visit; We’re at 2820 N Kickapoo Ave.