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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.
Most traffic enters and exits Shawnee via '''Interstate Highway I-40''', although '''State Highway 3''' and '''US Highway 177''' pass through Shawnee as well.
'''Greyhound''' buses make daily stops in front of the American Colony motel on the far north side of Shawnee.
From there you will have to either call a taxi or arrange another form of pickup.
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.
*'''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. [http://www.downtownshawnee.com
====Notable Downtown Shawnee Buildings:====
*'''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.
*'''Santa Fe Depot''', East Main St., (405) 275-8412. Old railroad station turned museum. Has working railroad tracks.
*'''Cinema Center 8''' movie theater, 3031 North Harrison, (405) 275-7511, [http://www.jonestheatres.com
*'''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)
* <see name="Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art" alt="" address="1900 W MacArthur Drive" directions="" phone="(405) 878-5300" url="http://www.mgmoa.org/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax=""></see>
*'''Movies 6''' (''located at Shawnee Mall''), 4901 North Kickapoo, (405) 275-6666
*'''Noah's Ark Petting Zoo'''
*'''Oklahoma Baptist University Sporting Events'''
*'''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, [http://www.shawneelittletheater.com
*'''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, [http://www.shawneeymca.org
===Shawnee's Twin Lakes===
Shawnee's Twin Lakes offer enjoyable avocation and adventure to anyone who likes to experience the outdoors and water related leisure.
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
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.
Don't forget to try "Vans" a local BBQ favorite, located on Highland Street
Also on the menu is Robb's Smokehouse, the 2nd most popular BBQ place in town, located at 2321 N. Kickapoo, across from OBU.
*'''Chili's''', 512 Shawnee Mall Drive, (405) 395-9070, [http://www.chilis.com].
Shawnee's surrounding area can offer almost as much to see as the city itself, if one knows where to look:
*'''Cowtown USA''', bar and dance hall with country/western theme, a little outside of town on Hwy 177 South, (405) 275-0108
*'''Jim Thorpe's burial site''' located between Shawnee and nearby [[Prague (Oklahoma)|Prague]].
*'''Fireworks stands''' Just outside city limits in almost every direction,(Usually open around the Fourth of July)
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