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Shawnee Halloween Happenings
Shawnee Halloween Happenings

  The biggest bash in town is the Shawnee Boo on Bell, hosted by Safe Events for Families in collaboration with a variety of non-profits. Here, you’ll find carnival games, costume contests, spooky storytelling, a car show, live bands and of course plenty of safe trick or treating. Boo on Bell happens Friday – Sunday before Halloween with most events starting at 6 p.m. Main Street trick or treating is from 3:30 – 5 on Saturday, to allow the littlest ghouls and goblins a chance to enjoy the festivities. Located in historic downtown Shawnee, it draws a scary good crowd from Oklahoma City. The free Pumpkinville Main Street Trick or Treat is free to all children 12 years old and younger. The Boo-Rod Auto Show is for the big kids, and you’ll find vintage rides from every era. Treats and Tricks Don’t miss out on the annual pet costume contest and its doggone amazing prizes, especially for the furry fiend who wins the Monster Mash costume. You’ll find it on the holiday weekend at the Community marketplace. Check out the paranormal tour, “13 Spirits,” and discover the ghastly history of Hobgood Manor. From the twilight carnival to the incredible food […]

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Scissortail Skydiving

  When you’re brave enough to take to the skies sans plane, you deserve the only skydiving company in the entire state with a perfect safety record. Home of the 2016 USPA champs for national distance, safety always comes first here—but thrills and fun are a close second. Prices start at $239 for a walk-in tandem rate or $219 with a deposit for the 10k feet option. There’s also 8.5k feet and 12.5k feet. Ground school is a must for almost all jumpers, and you can choose to add on options like a FlySight GPS to record your jump data, a hand-cam for video and stills, or choose the photos only option or deluxe video. Get a 5% cash discount with any package or add-on you choose. Fly High Classes for those who are interested in skydiving as a sport are available on an as-needed basis. However, tandem jumps are the most popular for newbies, especially since it requires much less ground training than a solo jump. Skydiving is a fantastic option for a group outing, special event or business team-building activity. No other “trust game” can compare! At Scissortail, the professional team takes skydiving seriously as a sport, but […]

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Sunshine Shelly’s Pumpkin Patch

  Nestled just a few miles from your Shawnee hotel is Sunshine Shelly’s, the popular pumpkin patch that opens September 16th for all your cozy weather fun. It’s opened for you to tackle the maze Fridays from 4 – 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. in September (hours extend in October). It’s the perfect warm up for choosing your perfect pumpkin for carving or decorating. Bring the whole family, a date, come solo or head to the patch as part of a business team building activity. Admission at this family-owned farm is $7 for kids, $5 for children and senior citizens, and covers everything except the famous corn canyon and your pumpkin. Explore 15 sprawling acres of ornamental gourds, healthy pumpkins perfect for the haunting season and white pumpkins for those looking for something a little different. Autumn Delights The four acre maze is complemented by the hay ride, games for kids, the kiddie train and a concession stand serving up scratch-made treats. Restrooms are available on site as are picnic tables and fire pits to rent. Make it the perfect Midwestern fall getaway, especially with new additions like […]

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Shawnee Bowl

  Shawnee’s only bowling destination is open daily, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday (until 11 p.m. on other days). Located at N. Harrison and E. Edward Street, it’s the perfect destination for family outings, parties and leagues. Host your next business get together, family-friendly event or other special occasion at Shawnee Bowl, where great food, fun and lanes await. Late night bowling is just $1.50 per game from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday. With the open bowling special for just $45, you get up to six people per lane for two hours of bowling with free shoe rental and a giant 44 oz. soft drink. Every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., you can “beat the clock” and enjoy a lower priced game the earlier you start. Arrive at 9:30, and it’s just $1.25 per game. Have a Ball Take advantage of Bonanza Bowl on Saturdays at select times throughout the day and get a deal for just $50! Groups of 20+ can snag six players per lane for just $50 with free shoe rental for two hours plus unlimited hot dogs, nachos and soft drinks. Birthday parties at Shawnee Bowl include all the […]

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Boy Scout Park

  August in Shawnee can be a scorcher, but it’s easy to keep cool with Boy Scout Park in the heart of the city. On the corner of N. Pesotum Avenue and Main Street, the park installed a splash pad two summers ago and Shawnee summers haven’t been the same since. Open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., this family-friendly destination provides the perfect place to cool off. A favorite for little ones, the 64 by 80-foot pad includes a Flower Shower and Triple Fun Tree. Check out the Water Whoosh if you’re really trying to beat the heat, complete with a 20-foot bucket dump feature. The entire park is just over 9 acres and boasts a variety of outdoor recreation fun for the whole family. With grassy, rolling gentle hills perfect for picnics and play, you’ll want to pack a lunch and choose a shady spot under a tree or at one of the picnic tables for a full day of the great outdoors. Park and Rec Take advantage of the four tennis courts, numerous playgrounds and basketball courts peppered around the park during your visit. There are 27 picnic tables, along with numerous charcoal grills, ideal for […]

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Incredible Inflatables

  You can have a blast year-round at this cool, indoors party center boasting 7,200 square feet of space. Located on the corner of N. Airport Drive and Independence St., Incredible Inflatables has six massive, industrial-sized inflatables perfect for your next party. Book your party and reserve three inflatables, including a Combination Unit with punching bags, a slide and basketball goal, the Obstacle Course and the biggest double slide you’ve ever seen. Bigger parties can book all six inflatables, but two of each are identical. With trained staff on site and safety measures in place, you can rest easy knowing your little one’s bash is in good hands. Unlike some other inflatable centers, parties here are always private. You won’t have to share your space with anyone, and the jump room is all yours for nearly two hours. The High Jump There are no hidden prices or fine print when booking a party at Incredible Inflatables. The “smallest” parties here are for up to 20 kids, with (nearly) limitless adults allowed. (And if you are a kid at heart? The obstacle course guarantees a real workout!). Kick back with ample seating, including up to six benches six feet long. You’re […]

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Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center

  Slip into the cool, air conditioned local heritage center and learn more about Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s culture and history. Tours are available by appointment, or you can visit the museum and gift shop for self-guided discovery. Currently undergoing an expansion and upgrade, the museum floor remains open for current and new exhibits. All exhibits are designed to preserve and promote the history of the CPN, with both contemporary and traditional artifacts on display. Explore a variety of tribal art forms and check out new additions arriving weekly throughout the 2017 expansion. By the end of the year, 11 permanent exhibits will be featured, each showcasing early lifestyles and cultures of the Potawatomi. From the removal and treaty eras to the Potawatomis as veterans, you won’t want to miss this growing cultural destination. Shawnee Local History In the Aviary, you’ll find a permanent home for birds of prey who are being rehabilitated but cannot re-enter the wild. Traditionally, eagles are sacred to the Potawatomi since legend says they fly so high they can deliver prayers. There are only a few Native aviaries in the country, and this was the first to tie in cultural significance to such a conservatory. Talk […]

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Enjoy Your Fourth of July BBQ in Shawnee

  Oklahoma boasts a diverse, rich BBQ tradition, a Fourth of July staple. If you’re traveling in Shawnee for the Fourth, make it a long weekend of exploring some of the best BBQ in town (in between the downtown Independence Day celebrations, of course). Start at Billy Boy Bar-B-Que for casual scratch-made comfort food on the side with multi-hour smoked ‘Q as the main star. Van’s Pig Stands is a local chain famous for ribs, burgers and southern sides. Their Famous Pig Sandwich is a must, or get the Big Rib Dinner served with Texas Toast. On the side, baked or green beans, cole slaw, fried okra and mac and cheese are all popular picks. Save room for their dessert, including rum pie and carrot cake. You and the Que RibCrib BBQ and Grill is another local chain favorite serving up brisket, ribs, sandwiches and sides in a low-key environment. Try the award-winning championship ribs including baby backs, St. Louis style and ribsanity. There are plenty of sauces to choose from, but Oklahoma (sweet and sticky) is a local favorite. Robb’s Smokehouse offers the brisket dog, Polish sandwich, rib dinners and homemade sides like a smoked spud, and nothing ends […]

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Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center

  The massive conference center close to your hotel in Shawnee, OK offers a variety of facilities to make any event a success. Droffats offers catering on site and Lakeside Concessions can handle all of your concession snack needs. With the best in professional event planning, you can count on the Expo center to flawlessly handle your next tradeshow, conference, rally or agricultural event. Nestled on 52 fairground acres with an outdoor arena which seats 7,500 and a massive indoor arena for 1,000, there’s a full 152,400 square feet of exhibit space. RV parking boasts 366 50-amp full hook-ups along with four “comfort stations” where you’ll find restrooms, washers, dryers and showers. Enjoy 133 extra 50-amp spaces with 296 extra 30-amp spaces complete with electricity and water. Wi-Fi is available throughout the fairgrounds. Nail Your Next Meeting The conference center is state of the art with pro event/meeting planners helping you optimize 32,000 square feet of exhibit space. Meeting rooms, conference rooms and the latest A/V technology ensures a seamless experience. The exhibitor halls are both indoor and outdoor, so whether you’re planning a livestock auction, rodeo or you have something else in mind, the Expo has you covered with […]

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Kid’s Space Park

  Plan your summer picnic party at the Kid’s Space Park, conveniently located just a few minutes from your Shawnee hotel. Right off of N. Center, the ADA-friendly lot features a large fenced play area for kids, a skate park and a sprawling pavilion you can reserve for special events. At the skate park, tackle a variety of obstacles and ramps. Picnic tables nearby allow for relaxing breaks or a chance to be an onlooker taking in the excitement. Kid’s Space Park was designed as an homage to a castle, with the entry point crafted after a ship and a train winding throughout. The wooden park also has six swings, including three infant swings and two tire swing. Take a spin on the many slides on site, each at a different height and boasting various curves and lengths. Out of This World Fun Kids can climb, play tic tac toe on the giant board and take breaks on the many tables and benches available. Maintained restroom facilities and water fountains are also available. Open from dawn to dusk, Kid’s Space Park is the perfect place to let off some steam in Shawnee or plan your next outing, whether it’s with […]

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