Things to do in Shawnee

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Shawnee is home to fun and excitement for all ages. Search the listings below to see all of what Shawnee, OK has to offer.

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Airport Track & Japanese Peace Garden

  • The Airport Track is a dual-use path that surrounds most of the airport. The trail is a 10-foot wide, divided path that allows for running and cycling. One complete lap is 3.21 miles or roughly 5 kilometers.
  • Independence and Airport Dr.
    Shawnee, OK
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  • 405-878-1529
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Briscoe Boy Scout Park

  • Briscoe Boy Scout Park is 9.12 acres of entertainment for all ages. The rolling, grassy hills are home to four tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, 27 picnic tables with charcoal grills, a 1/2 mile walking path, disc golf, and a pavilion.
  • Main & Pesotum
    Shawnee, OK
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  • 405-878-1529
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Butterfly Garden @ OSU Extension Office

  • Come see us to view the garden and the abundant life it attracts. In the summer months, many species of butterflies and moths, bumble bees, and honey bees flutter through the garden feeding. The monarchs have been viewed from tiny caterpillars to large caterpillars, and adult butterflies.
  • 14001 Acme Rd
    Shawnee, OK
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  • (405) 273-7683
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Dean Weigant Park

  • Dean Weigant Park is one of the best-known parks in Shawnee, OK. There are large, winding slides, swings, and a merry-go-round, just to name a few!
  • 1741 W. Rosa St.
    Shawnee, OK
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  • 405-878-1529
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Eagle Aviary

  • Home to over a dozen bald eagles and several other bird species, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation's Eagle Aviary provides a permanent home for eagles that have sustained injuries serious enough that they cannot live in the wild.
  • 41910 Hardesty Rd
    Shawnee, OK
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  • 405-275-3121
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Kid’s Space Community Park

  • Kid's Space Community Park is a wonderful destination for children of all ages. The park has a fenced in area for children to play in as well as a skate park for older children and also a pavilion available for reserve.
  • N. Center and E. Wayne
    Shawnee, OK
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  • (405) 878-1529
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National Arboretum II @ OBU Campus

  • Oklahoma Baptist University Arboretum started in 2002 with 50 species of trees. It has since expanded to include the entire 200+ acre campus with 154 different species of trees and a database of over 630 trees and shrubs. Located between Shawnee and Thurmond Halls.
  • 500 W University Ave
    Oklahoma Baptist University Campus
    Shawnee, OK
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  • (405) 695-1417
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Pickleball Courts @ Auditorium

  • Courts for rent. What is pickleball? A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
  • 401 N Bell
    Next to the Senior Center
    Shawnee, OK
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  • (405) 878-1528
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Redbud Picnic Area

  • This park is great for just enjoying the fresh air and playing catch, Frisbee, or just relaxing.
  • Beard and Dill
    Shawnee, OK
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  • 405-878-1529
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Shawnee Twin Lakes

  • The Shawnee Twin Lakes, on South Deer Creek in Pottawatomie County, are municipal lakes owned and operated by the City of Shawnee. Both lakes allow boating and fishing, and on one of the lakes you can fish, swim, ski or jet-ski.
  • Lake Road & Highway 102
    Shawnee, OK
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  • 405-878-1529
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Shawnee Veterans Memorial

  • Shawnee's Veteran Memorial is a tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for American freedom.
  • Highland and Broadway
    Woodland Park
    Shawnee, OK
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  • 405-878-1529
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Wes Watkins Reservoir

  • Wes Watkins Reservoir in McLoud is a 1,142-surface acre reservoir and is home to the North Deer Creek Recreation Area. It's great place to boat, ski, fish, camp (Tent/RV) and swim. Deer and duck hunting leases are also available.
  • 2200 S Arena Rd
    McLoud, OK
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  • 405-788-4751
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Woodland Park

  • Woodland Park is designed for all ages. It features a playground, band stand with bleachers, picnic tables, tennis courts, pavilion, volleyball pit, 9-hole disc golf, and Shawnee Municipal Pool.
  • Highland and Broadway
    Shawnee, OK
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  • (405) 878-1529
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