Visit Shawnee, Oklahoma – small town charm with big city offerings

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April 7, 2017

Visit Shawnee, Oklahoma

Visit ShawneeShawnee, Oklahoma

Shawnee boasts small town charm with big city offerings. You’ll enjoy name brand restaurants and retail as well as the best in home town dining and unique boutique shopping. Experience rich culture and world-class museums and attractions. Visit Oklahoma’s only Egyptian mummy at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art or join the fun at the Boo on Bell Fall Festival. Shawnee has something for the whole family and we are anxious to roll out the red carpet for you!

Visit - Shawnee. Mabee-Gerrer Museum of ArtMabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

The museum’s permanent collections include Egyptian, Greek and Roman objects, art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through the early 20th century, and large holdings of Native American, African/Oceanic and Eastern cultural artifacts. Location: The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located on the campus of St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. www.mgmoa.org

Pottawatomie County Museum and Historical Society

Glimpse into the history of Pottawatomie County at this turn-of-the-century landmark. Built in 1904, the museum’s Romanesque style resembles a castle, providing a memorable backdrop for photo enthusiasts. Home of the Pottawatomie County Historical Society, the museum is one of the most photographed buildings in Oklahoma. Located at 614 E. Main Shawnee, OK 74801

CPN Cultural Heritage Center

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center exists to educate tribal members, the greater Native American community, and other visitors about the historical and contemporary aspects of the tribe.

The acquisition, preservation, exhibition and exploration of the diverse materials pertaining to the culture and traditions of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation guide the educational programs and exhibits.  www.PotawatomiHeritage.org

Visit Shawnee - Santa Fe DepotSanta Fe Depot

The Santa Fe Depot in Shawnee is one of the most photographed buildings in Oklahoma.

Horses took over Shawnee beginning in 2007 as the community joined in the spirit of the State’s Centennial Celebration. More than 30 horse statues with one-of-a-kind artwork representative of Shawnee businesses, the community and heritage call Shawnee home.

Dining and Shopping

You won’t believe the selection of great food that Shawnee has to offer!  More than a dozen options of mouth-watering barbecue await you. It is so good, you’ll want to take your favorite sauce home with you. Local cafés and delis are abundant, offering some of the best selections in sandwiches, soups, salads and of course, homemade desserts! Shawnee boasts a great selection of local Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Asian and American eateries.

Shawnee shopping will make your heart stop! We have a great collection of antique stores.  Most of our boutiques are located in the downtown Shawnee area where you can stop and refuel at a local eatery in between purchases. A host of local florists also carry unique gift items. Whether you are trying to finish up that Christmas list, looking for a unique birthday gift or taking home something special from your trip to town, Shawnee retailers have a great selection for you!

Visit Shawnee

P.O. Box 405, 131 N. Bell,  Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

(405) 275-9780,  (888) 404-9633, Fax: (405) 275-9851

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