Practically the only method of getting in or out of Shawnee is on the highway. Taxi cabs can be hired by calling a taxi service to have them pick you up, although doing so from another city could prove expensive.
There is an Enterprise rent a car in Shawnee and Shawnee Airport, so car rentals must be made before hand. Many times this is done at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.
Most traffic enters and exits Shawnee via Interstate Highway I-40, although State Highway 3 and US Highway 177 pass through Shawnee as well.
Originally established as a railroad hub, Shawnee still has many infrequently used rail tracks. While logistically difficult as well as illegal, it could be feasible to stow aboard a freight car inbound to Shawnee. Not recommended.
Chartered flights can be acquired to fly you in to Shawnee airport, most likely originating from Oklahoma City or Tulsa. There are no commercial flight charter services based in Shawnee, so arrangements for your eventual pickup would have to be made as well.
Heart of Oklahoma Shawnee Expo Center (fairgrounds and outdoor arena), 1700 W. Independence, ☎ (405) 275-7020, . edit
Log Cabin- 19th century log cabin built by early settlers. Has been moved from original location. Partially demolished.
Burial Plot of Brewster Higley, 1500 North Center Avenue, (405) 878-1529. The now deceased author of the western epic "Home on the Range" has his final resting place in Fairview Cemetery located next to McDonalds on Harrison Street.
Downtown Shawnee Many old buildings from Shawnee's early years still remain, although most have changed facade and/or fallen into disrepair. Shawnee Downtown Renewal 
Aldrige Hotel, 20 East 9th Street, (405) 275-9500 (Apartments), (405) 273-3030 (Barber Shop). Once renowned hotel tower that has been internally restored by federal funding as housing for the indigent elderly.
Round House  Building- Three story manufacturing site of Round House bib overalls for over 80 years. (Business moved outside city limits in 1995 when city code enforcement precluded expansion.) Round House slogan still visible on side of building.
Santa Fe Depot, East Main St., (405) 275-8412. Old railroad station turned museum. Has working railroad tracks.
In recent years, Shawnee has spent over a million dollars revitalizing a three block section of Bell Street, one of Shawnee's oldest roads and site of the Aldrige Hotel and former Round House Building.
Cinema Center 8 movie theater, 3031 North Harrison, (405) 275-7511, Jones Theaters 
Hornbeck and Penthouse movie theater (Still commonly, and now incorrectly, referred to as the "Dollar Movie", despite a recent price increase to $1.50), 125 North Bell Avenue, (405) 275-0963, (405) 275-0964 (Office)
Movies 6 ( Recently bought and renovated by Jones Theatres and reopened in the spring of 2010. It is now equal to the Cinema Center 8 in quality and price.) (located at Shawnee Mall), 4901 North Kickapoo, (405) 275-6666
Noah's Ark Petting Zoo
Oklahoma Baptist University Sporting Events
Oklahoma Baptist University Theater (405) 878-2347
Shawnee Airport Jogging Trail 4-mile track built in mid 1990's courtesy federal grant, 2202 Airport Drive, (405) 878-1625 (Airport Manager)
Shawnee Bowl Family Fun Center (formerly Tri-County-Bowl; colloquially "Ghetto Bowl" although recent facility upgrades may have rendered this pejorative a misnomer), 701 North Harrison Street, (405) 275-4064
Shawnee Little Theater, 1829 Airport Drive, (405) 275-2805, Theater 
Shawnee Public Library, 101 North Philadelphia Avenue, (405) 275-6353, (405) 273-3334 (Administrative Services)
St. Gregory's University Sporting Events, 1900 West Macarthur, (405) 878-5100
Star Skate Roller skating rink, 37303 45th Street, (405) 273-2030
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Headquarters Weekend concerts and annual Super Bowl parties, 811 East Macarthur Street, (405) 273-7098
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Gyms, fitness facilities, youth sports, Saratoga & Hornet Street, (405) 273-4386, Shawnee YMCA 
Shawnee's Twin Lakes offer enjoyable avocation and adventure to anyone who likes to experience the outdoors and water related leisure.
One lake is reserved for fishing and angling.
Its counterpart lake is for those who wish to swim or take part in non fishing related activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, or drinking.
(Consuming alcohol while fishing can be dangerous to yourself and those around you; it is strongly discouraged.)
(Note: Due to pervasive droughts and low water levels, Shawnee Twin Lakes are often closed during the summer)
In recent years, Shawnee has been surrounded by gaming establishments who advertise to be "just like Vegas". For smokers, these establishments offer the convenience of having their own smoke shops, which are not subject to local tobacco tax statutes.
Since the passage of the 2005 passage of a Tribal Gaming Amendment, Native American casinos can now offer card games along with their slot machine mainstays.
Like most towns of any size in Oklahoma, Shawnee is inundated with most of the fast food restaurants you can think of and also has many all-you-can-eat buffets (mostly Chinese food).
Most places to eat are located either on the northern edge of town along interstate highway I-40, sprinkled along Harrison and Kickapoo Street, or downtown on the south side of Shawnee.
You cannot go very far in Shawnee without running into a Sonic Drive-In of which there are 5, Braum's hamburgers and ice-cream (3), McDonald's (3), Arby's roast beef (2), Pizza Hut (2), or a Taco Bell (2).
Shawnee is home to what has been labeled as "Sonic number 3000". This label is up for debate however, as some state that it was not the 3000th Sonic drive-in to be erected.
Other fast food chains set up around town include Wendy's,KFC, and Taco Bueno. Higher-end chains include Cracker Barrel,Red Lobster, and Chili's.
If you're wanting something more special, authentic Italian cooking with menus that go way beyond pizza and spaghetti can be found at Frateli's, just south of OBU on Kickapoo. Also on south US 177 you'll find Jay's Classic Steakhouse. Perhaps the best Mexican menu in town is at Abuelita's, found at the corner of Harrison and Independence.
Shawnee also has many pizza kitchens, although many of these are carry-out/delivery only.
Don't forget to try "Vans" a local BBQ favorite, located on Highland Street
Hamburger King, located downtown, is a fun diner. Orders are placed using phones located at each booth.
Also on the menu is Robb's Smokehouse, the 2nd most popular BBQ place in town, located at 2321 N. Kickapoo, across from OBU.
The Phoenix, On Union Street, downtown (Located behind the courthouse). This restaurant offers not only amazing asian cuisine, but both raw and cooked sushi. They have a wide selection of foriegn beers as well as domestic. Saki is also on the menu. edit
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