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Visit Shawnee

2820 N Kickapoo Ave,
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

Shawnee is located at the geographical center of Interstate 40, just 30 minutes east of OKC. A unique multicultural gem, in Shawnee the old-west rural and modern urban mingle happily. Home to four Native American tribes with a rich pre-statehood history, our city of just over 30,000 boasts of world-class museums, a bustling historic downtown district, recreational lakes, and more.

Shawnee is home to Oklahoma's oldest art museum (and OK's only mummies), the World's Largest Overalls, the professional basketball team Potawatomi Fire and the birthplace of astronaut Gordon Cooper and actor Brad Pitt. Shawnee has plenty of unique adventures that are fun for the whole family. With hotels and RV parks right off of I-40 mere minutes from our world-class museums, art galleries and boutique and vintage shopping, Shawnee is the perfect place to spend a weekend away.

Whether you're deciding to visit from near or far (or even if you call Shawnee home), their website and Welcome Center have a wealth of information to make sure you find your next adventure in Shawnee, OK.

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