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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.
*'''Log Cabin'''- 19th century log cabin built by early settlers. Has been moved from original location. Partially demolished.
*'''Burial Plot of Brewster Higley'''- The now deceased author of the western epic "Home on the Range" has his final resting place in Fairview
====Notable Downtown Shawnee Buildings:====
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, [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)
*'''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
*'''Fire Lake Golf Course'''
18 hole course; usually considered to Shawnee's budget golfing: "Golfing for the price of a gordita",
*'''The Elk's Golf Course'''
(Exceptions noted below)
*'''KidSpace''' children's outdoor play equipment (adult supervision strongly
*'''Lions Club Park''' (has baseball field)
*'''Briscoe Rotary Boy Scout Park''' (lighted public tennis courts, great place for pick-up style basketball games) ('''not recommended after dark''')
===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.
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
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.
As a classic example of middle sized town Americana, Shawnee boasts a variety of shopping opportunities , both budget and luxury oriented.
===Books & Magazines===
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
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.
Shawnee also has many pizza kitchens, although many of these are carry-out/delivery only.
Don't forget to try
Also on the menu is Robb's Smokehouse, the 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].
*'''Queen of Hearts''', 12512 Valley View Road, (405) 273-0499
*'''Watering Hole Saloon''', 1530 North Harrison Street, (405) 878-9557
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)]].
*'''Fireworks stands''' Just outside city limits in almost every direction,(Usually open around the Fourth of July)
*'''Buddhist Temple''' located approximately 20 miles outside Shawnee off I-40, an extreme rarity in the Oklahoma area*'''Curtis Watson's
*'''Carl Hubbell Museum''' and burial site are north on Highway 18 in Meeker, Oklahoma, a treat for fans of old-time major league baseball.