Shawnee boasts a little something for everyone. Located on I-40 just forty-five minutes east of downtown Oklahoma City and minutes from I-44, I-35 and Route 66, Shawnee is a quick after-work jaunt or weekend outing. Join the Visit Shawnee Newsletter at visitshawnee.com/travel-tools for a weekly run-down of all the Shawnee entertainment options delivered right to your inbox!
Here’s a little taste of what you can find in the city.
1. You can get a historic cultural experience at two museums. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is Oklahoma’s oldest art museum. Mabee-Gerrer houses over 8000 years of artifacts and celebrates the human experience from pre-history through the 21st Century. The Citizen Potawatomi 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.
2. See your favorite band or check out new music at one of many entertainment venues. The largest venue is at the Grand Casino and Resort, where you can watch a variety of acts. At the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, you can see monster trucks, bull riding and more.
3. Shawnee offers historic culinary options. Van’s Pig Stand and Hamburger King can provide your fix for comfort food. Citizen Potawatomi Nation operates an Indian Taco Restaurant and it’s definitely worth the drive. If you need alternative food options, Shawnee is Blue Zone Certified, meaning we have increased healthy options at many restaurants including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and others.
4. From “Grand” to boutique, Shawnee is your stop for casino gaming. Home to four tribal nations and five casinos within miles of each other, Shawnee is the perfect casino-hopping destination for big pay-outs and fun.
5. There are even outdoor adventures to be had. Easy to find, just south of Grand Casino, Twin Lakes is a great spot for those monster bass. Shawnee is also home to privately-owned outdoor exploration properties from mild to wild.