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Bricktown Brewery
Bricktown Brewery

  Visit the popular local chain for craft brews, delectable pub grub and a lively environment seven nights per week. Close to your Shawnee hotel, Bricktown uses only high quality ingredients and specializes in all-American comfort food. Beer and burgers with plenty of pizza and bacon are at the heart of this favorite watering hole. With locations around Oklahoma, every site’s menu is unique. In Shawnee, it’ll be tough to choose between loaded nachosauras with white queso, jalapenos, red cabbage, onions, cilantro and much more or the chopped and chipped nachos for a starter (complete with slow-smoked pork shoulder). Buffalo wings, Bavarian pretzels, Watonga cheddar curds and bacon on a stick with caramel sauce for dipping are just a few other tantalizing treats to get your appetite revved. Burger or a Slice? Hand-built and crafted burgers are designed to satisfy, whether you opt for the turkey bacon guacamole melt with sweet peppered bacon and bacon aioli or the hatch green chile burger with white queso and tortilla strips. Try the cowboy bison burger, made with a leaner meat and caramelized whiskey sauce for a real treat. Wood-fired grilled pizza is always a hit, but make sure you save room for […]

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Pottawatomie County Museum

  Just a few miles from your hotel in Shawnee, OK is the Pottawatomie County Museum, former Santa Fe Depot. Built in 1903, it served as the regional train depot until 1973. Now owned and operated by the Historical Society, it houses a variety of artifacts and works of art. Explore the history of Pottawatomie County, track your genealogy, and explore the rich exhibits and events hosted at the historic site. Archiving the region’s history began in earnest in 1926 thanks to local librarian R.W. Funk. She invited residents to the Shawnee Carnegie Library’s auditorium to discuss founding a historical society. One year later, the by-laws and constitution were penned, forming the foundation for the Society which now hosts the various events at the museum. History in the Making By 1936, photographs and artifacts were being collected throughout the region. Managed by the Society, the project grew to include a donation of the Friend’s Mission Church. A former school for the Shawnee tribe, the building was restored and became the first permanent home to the archives. However, when the Santa Fe Depot Station was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the Society was selected as the […]

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Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

  One of the oldest museums in the region, the MGMoA was founded in 1919, and named after Father Gregory Gerrer. The Benedictine monk was also a gifted artist who traveled around the world and got inspired by a variety of objects featuring rich ethnological values. Current permanent exhibits include Greek, Egyptian and Roman objects along with art ranging from the Renaissance through the 20th century. There’s also an impressive Native American and African/Oceanic gallery with a sprinkling of Eastern cultural items. Special exhibits are featured year-round, such as The Art of Jaime Arrendondo coming up May 13 – July 1. Admission is just $5 for adults, with free admission during the sizzling summer months of June, July and August. You’ll find the museum at the St. Gregory University campus in Shawnee: 1900 West MacArthur Drive. Open Tuesday – Sunday, it’s a must-see for any Shawnee visitor. Arts and Culture Don’t miss out on a number of special events, including Friends of the MGMoA every third Monday through April and May with an 11:30 luncheon followed by a noon program. Visionaries meetings take place every second Thursday in April and May, and docent trainings are available second Mondays. On April […]

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Two Casino Picks

  Shawnee is a hotspot for lady luck, with casinos offering world-class entertainment, delicious restaurant options and your favorite table games. Two casinos stand out in town, starting with the Grand Casino where premier spas pamper you and entertainers like Gladys Knight take the stage on April 8. Choose from over 2,000 high-tech slot games and video poker with an easy ticketing system and of course an impressive Player’s Club. You’ll find the spa on the ground floor, which features a range of services from a full day of indulgence to a quick pick me up. Visit the nail salon, check in for a massage with specials for couples, hot stone lovers or deep tissue, and ask about skincare and body wraps with scrubs and aromatherapy. Beauty treatments from waxing to facials are also available. Your Lucky Day FireLake Casino is another popular destination in Shawnee, where the dining choices are just as tempting as the table games and Bingo nights. Pick from three delectable options including The Buffet with daily specials, theme nights and famous Sunday breakfasts. The Bistro Grill is open around the clock and known for their burgers, while Lucky 7s Bar is a favorite for craft […]

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