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  • Event Venue: Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center

    Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center Indoor, Outdoor, Rodeo Arena, Banquet, Conference about renting Avedis Conference Center 17,000 sq ft of open concept space across two floors, with options for small to large events. Grandstand Large outdoor arena. Seats up to 7,500 in covered bleachers with an additional two uncovered wings seating 250 each; green room/meeting spaces under the bleachers. Otto Krause Arena Indoor arena with concrete floor seats 1000, with attached concession and LED lighting. Fred Humphrey Pavilion Three-section enclosed pavilion with dirt floor perfect for dirt track racing and livestock functions with attached concession. https://www.shawneeexpo.org/aboutexpo about the destination Shawnee's premier event center is located 2 miles south of I-40 with access from Hwy 177. Grounds feature 52 acres with four unique facilities and one of Oklahoma's largest full-service RV parks with over 700 spaces for four comfort stations. Catering, Wifi, Concession, and Audio/Visual available for all events. The Heart of OK specializes in large-scale agricultural events, and has been home to the International Finals Youth Rodeo for nearly 30 years. Venue Website 1700 W Independence St, Shawnee, OK 74804 (405) 275-7020 find it see it What's happening in Shawnee Jan 26 1 min Downtown Shawnee, OK Upcoming Events Check out the calendar for all events taking place in historic downtown Shawnee! Calendar updates daily. 277 Jan 23 3 min Everything you need to know about Fireflight Balloon Fest! Fireflight Balloon Fest is going into its fourth year of family-friendly entertainment. Watch hot-air balloons fill the sky! 1,623 Jan 10 2 min One of the Top Five Largest Playgrounds in the State to open in Shawnee: KidSpace Is Open! KidSpace Park, the $3.6+M state-of-the-art, fun-filled park opens on June 23rd in Shawnee, which is located just a half hour east of OKC. 2,541 1 2 3 4

  • Richard's Drug Store Mural

    Richard's Drug Store Mural ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Visit their website 324 E Main St, Shawnee, OK 74801, USA (405) 275-9780 Artist Beth Spieler, traveled from North Carolina to add the finish touch to Richard's Drug building in Shawnee, OK. This Mural represents a unique amount of history for the community of Shawnee. As it represents the customers and Richard on the Mural. Most significantly, the mural tells the story of Richard's Drug business in the community. Find Your Adventure in Shawnee 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. 4,366 10 likes. Post not marked as liked 10 RV in Shawnee Shawnee has over 1,000 RV spots to suit your needs; from small and quiet to big and lively we've got just the park for you. 243 Post not marked as liked UPDATED: Everything You Need to Know about Shawnee Twin Lakes Shawnee's Twin Lakes Reservoir is located just 1 mile south of Grand Casino / I-40. Fish, Swim, Ski, Hunt, & Camp at Twin Lakes! 5,264 3 likes. Post not marked as liked 3 1 2 3 4 5

  • St. Gregory's Abbey Conference Center

    St. Gregory's Abbey Conference Center ​ ​ ​ ​ Local, Historic, Free Wifi Visit their website 1900 W MacArthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804, USA (405) 878-5491 St. Gregory's Abbey is a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine monks who have served in Oklahoma since 1876. The Conference Center at St. Gregory’s Abbey offers space for meetings, workshops, trainings and day-long retreats for businesses, churches and non-profit organizations. Find Your Adventure in Shawnee 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. 4,366 10 likes. Post not marked as liked 10 RV in Shawnee Shawnee has over 1,000 RV spots to suit your needs; from small and quiet to big and lively we've got just the park for you. 243 Post not marked as liked UPDATED: Everything You Need to Know about Shawnee Twin Lakes Shawnee's Twin Lakes Reservoir is located just 1 mile south of Grand Casino / I-40. Fish, Swim, Ski, Hunt, & Camp at Twin Lakes! 5,264 3 likes. Post not marked as liked 3 1 2 3 4 5

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  • 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. 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. 11. Find all 34 of Shawnee's iconic Painted Horses! 12. 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. 13. 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. 14. 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. 15. Explore more art by finding Shawnee's two dozen murals, tucked all around town. 16. Take the pups for a fun time at one of our pet-friendly parks and shops. 17. 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. 18. 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. 19. Visit the Welcome Center for even more information and ideas on fun things to see and do in Shawnee, OK, USA! 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! :)

  • RV in Shawnee

    Shawnee is an RV'ers paradise! With a wide variety of RV parks, RV and group friendly restaurants and attractions, we are a great weekend getaway just 30 minutes east of OKC on I-40 where you can bring your home away from home along for the adventure! Best Times to RV in Shawnee, OK One of the best times to travel to Shawnee in an RV is during the spring bloom of the Redbuds -- late March to early April. Another popular time is the second weekend in August, when many travel to attend the Fireflight Balloon Festival and Outdoor Nation Expo! Shawnee is also especially welcoming in autumn, when we have over 50 fall festivals and trick or treats from September through early November, and the leaves at Oklahoma Baptist University's nationally recognized Arboretum are putting on an incredible show. Top RV Parks in Shawnee Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center's RV Park One of the state's largest with over 700 sites in 50 and 30 amp and four comfort stations in addition to a conference facility, catering, and other amenities to ensure your stay is a hit! Online reservation and check in available, and laundry service. 1700 W Independence | (405) 275-7020 | shawneeexpo.com/rvpark Rolling Stone Stables & RV Park Located just north of Shawnee on I-40 off a gravel road, this unique and beautiful park features rentable stables with RV spaces surrounding, alongside a 5 acre fishing lake. 5927 Fountain Lake Dr | (405) 318-3303 | rollingstonestables.com Shawnee RV Park Simple gravel RV park right off Hwy 18 just a few minutes north of I-40. Full hooks at every site, with 30 & 50 amp available. Coin-operated laundry. 8975 N Harrison St | (405) 878-5799 | shawneervpark.com Country Hollow Campgrounds Located on the south side of Shawnee minutes from downtown and Firelake Casino and Arena, Country Hollow is a gated park full of mature trees, with river access. Online reservation and check in available. 1703 E Farrall St | (405) 706-8472 | countryhollow.net Happy Acres 5 minutes north of I-40 featuring 62 concrete sites with full hookups! The park is beautiful and shaded with many mature trees, and also has some walking trails in addition to fire pits. Laundry & restrooms under construction. 9513 N Harrison Ave | (405) 434-9955 | visitshawnee.com/happyacres RV & Trailer Service in Shawnee Prestige RV Center 37311 W 45th St | (405) 275-3555 | prestigervcenter.com Trailer Depot 5 Westgate | (405) 214-2700 | oktrailerdepot.com Have your next RV Rally in Shawnee! Shawnee has over 1,000 RV spots to suit your needs; from small and quiet to big and lively we've got just the park for your group. We also have a menu of group-friendly restaurants and attractions and are here to support you in planning a successful RV Rally in Shawnee. For more information and assistance planning your rally in Shawnee, contact Stacy at (405) 275-9780 or tell us about your event via email at info@visitshawnee.com.

  • UPDATED: Everything You Need to Know about Shawnee Twin Lakes

    Shawnee's Twin Lakes Reservoir is located on South Deer Creek in Pottawatomie County, just 1 mile south of Grand Casino / I-40. Between the two lakes, you can boat, fish, ski, swim, hunt, and camp! Whether you need a fishing permit or you're planning to camp, consider this your resource for all the info on finding your adventure at Twin Lakes. Click a topic to skip to it: Parks at Twin Lakes Fishing Swimming Boating & Skiing Camping Hunting History of Twin Lakes Zebra Mussels Info Parks at Twin Lakes Twin Lakes features two multi-use parks, which are open daily from 7 am - 9 pm. Isaac Walton Park, established after the opening of Lake 1 in 1935, has a pavilion, 15 camp sites, 8 picnic areas with grills, swimming, restrooms, lighting, and parking. Glenn Collins Park (formerly called "Stonehenge") was developed by city crews, and is located between the two dams with a pavilion, picnic areas with grills, swimming, restrooms, lighting and parking. To reserve one of the covered pavilions, contact the Shawnee Parks Department at (405) 273-1960, or reserve it online here! Fishing Fishing (according to the State of Oklahoma's fishing regulations) is allowed on both lakes, and a City of Shawnee fishing permit is required for anyone under 65. Juglines are permitted on Lake 2 only. Click the button below and then select the blue Shawnee Lakes tab to purchase your fishing permit online. If you'd like to host an event on the lake such as a fishing tournament, there is a special event permit for that which you can apply for online at VisitShawnee.com/event-permits. Swimming Shawnee Twin Lakes has two designated swimming areas located on Shawnee Lake 1. Swimming is only allowed in Lake 1 from 7 am - 9 pm, and is free of charge. Isaac Waltons Park located at the dead end of Lake Rd on the east side of Lake 1 Glenn Collins Memorial Park located on the West side of Shawnee Lake 1 All children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult before entering a swimming area; all children 8 and younger must wear a regulation life preserver when in the wat Boating and Skiing Motorized boating is allowed on both lakes, while skiing, tubing, and personal watercrafts are allowed on Shawnee Lake #1 only. All of these activities require a boating permit, which you can obtain by using the button below. Kayaks and canoes are allowed on both lakes and do not require a permit at this time (6/8/2022). Camping There are 15 designated primitive campsites located at Isaac Walton Park at the dead end of Lake Rd. Camping is limited to a maximum of 7 days. Campsites may hold up to 2 tents each. No reservations; first come, first serve. Occupy the site, then pay online at the link below, or use the onsite cash envelopes and drop box. These campsites and the restrooms onsite are not open all year (primarily they are closed in the winter). Call (405) 273-1960 for more information. Hunting Hunting is permitted within these boundaries on Lake 2 only, and a City of Shawnee permit is required for anyone under the age of 65. Hunting of deer, turkey, and geese is prohibited. History of Shawnee Twin Lakes Twin Lakes is a municipal reservoir owned and operated by the City of Shawnee! Lake #1 was built in 1935, covers a surface area of 1,336 acres and has 16 miles of shoreline. Lake #2 was built in 1960, has a surface area of 1,100 acres and 9 miles of shoreline. The lakes are connected by a 10-foot-deep canal constructed in 1962. Zebra Mussels Information Unfortunately, in April of 2022 it was confirmed that Zebra Mussels had gained a foothold in Shawnee's Twin Lakes Reservoir. Read more about Shawnee's response to zebra mussels in Twin Lakes here. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife recommends draining all bilge water, live wells, and bait buckets before leaving the lake, scrape off any zebra mussels or aquatic vegetation found on watercraft, and dry the boat for at least a week before entering another waterway. These precautions help stifle the spread of this invasive species. We appreciate your help in stopping the spread of zebra mussels.

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