YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Editing Shawnee

Jump to: navigation, search

Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits.

The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit.
Latest revision Your text
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Shawnee''' is in the [[Frontier Country]] region of [[Oklahoma]].
+
'''Shawnee''' is in the [[Frontier Country (Oklahoma)|Frontier Country]] region of [[Oklahoma]].
  
 
While normally not on the sight-seeing itinerary of those who do not know someone already living there, Shawnee could prove to be an interesting day trip.
 
While normally not on the sight-seeing itinerary of those who do not know someone already living there, Shawnee could prove to be an interesting day trip.
Line 6: Line 6:
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
===By car===
+
===By Car===
 
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.
 
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]].
+
There are no rental car agencies in Shawnee or at 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.
 
Most traffic enters and exits Shawnee via '''Interstate Highway I-40''', although '''State Highway 3''' and '''US Highway 177''' pass through Shawnee as well.
  
===By bus===
+
===By Bus===
 
'''Greyhound''' buses make daily stops in front of the American Colony motel on the far north side of Shawnee.
 
'''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.  
 
From there you will have to either call a taxi or arrange another form of pickup.  
===By train===
+
===By Train===
 
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.
 
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.
  
===By plane===
+
===By Plane===
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.
+
Chartered flights can be aquired 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 arrangments for your eventual pickup would have to be made as well.
  
 
===On Foot===
 
===On Foot===
Line 33: Line 33:
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
* <see name="Heart of Oklahoma Shawnee Expo Center" alt="fairgrounds and outdoor arena" address="1700 W. Independence" directions="" phone="(405) 275-7020" url="http://www.shawneeexpo.org/" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></see>
 
  
 +
===Historical Places of Interest===
 +
*'''Downtown Shawnee''' see section below
 
*'''Log Cabin'''- 19th century log cabin built by early settlers. Has been moved from original location. Partially demolished.
 
*'''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.  
+
*'''Burial Plot of Brewster Higley'''- The now deceased author of the western epic "Home on the Range" has his final resting place in Fairview Cemetary located next to McDonalds on Harrison Street. 1500 North Center Avenue, (405) 878-1529
  
*'''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 [http://www.downtownshawnee.com]
+
==Downtown Shawnee==
====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.
 
*'''Round House [http://www.round-house.com] 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.
+
Many old buildings from Shawnee's early years still remain, although most have changed facade and/or fallen into disrepair.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
[http://www.downtownshawnee.com Shawnee Downtown Renewal Website]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
===Notable Downtown Shawnee Buildings:===
 +
*'''Aldrige Hotel'''- Once renowned hotel tower that has been internally restored by federal funding as housing for the indigent elderly. 20 East 9th Street, (405) 275-9500 (Apartments), (405) 273-3030 (Barber Shop)
 +
*'''[http://www.round-house.com 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.
 +
*'''Sante Fe Depot'''- Old railroad station turned museum. Has working railroad tracks. East Main St., (405) 275-8412
 +
*'''Immanuel Baptist Church'''- Towering stone and brick sanctuary built ca. 1917. 1101 East Main Street, (405) 275-7729, '''Singles Ministry''': 1125 East Main Street, (405) 273-2248
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
'''Visitable improvements consist of:'''
 +
*'''Replaced brick in the road'''
 +
*'''Three jumbo sized potted plants which also serve to narrow the road'''
 +
*'''Vintage stoplight'''(s)
 +
*'''Small group of plantings in front of Municipal Auditorium'''
 +
*'''Vintage standing clock''' (donated)
 +
Note: This use of funds has proved controversial.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
*'''Cinema Center 8''' movie theater, 3031 North Harrison, (405) 275-7511, Jones Theaters [http://www.jonestheatres.com]
+
*'''Cinema Center 8''' movie theater, 3031 North Harrison, (405) 275-7511, [http://www.jonestheatres.com Jones Theaters Website]
 
*'''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)
 
*'''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>
+
*'''Mabee-Gerrer Museum and Art Gallery''', 1900 West Macarthur, (405) 878-5300  
*'''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  
+
*'''Movies 6''' (''located at Shawnee Mall''), 4901 North Kickapoo, (405) 275-6666  
 
*'''Noah's Ark Petting Zoo'''
 
*'''Noah's Ark Petting Zoo'''
 
*'''Oklahoma Baptist University Sporting Events'''
 
*'''Oklahoma Baptist University Sporting Events'''
Line 56: Line 73:
 
*'''Shawnee Airport Jogging Trail''' 4-mile track built in mid 1990's courtesy federal grant, 2202 Airport Drive, (405) 878-1625 (Airport Manager)
 
*'''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 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 [http://www.shawneelittletheater.com]  
+
*'''Shawnee Little Theater''', 1829 Airport Drive, (405) 275-2805, [http://www.shawneelittletheater.com Theater Website]  
 
*'''Shawnee Public Library''', 101 North Philadelphia Avenue, (405) 275-6353, (405) 273-3334 (Administrative Services)  
 
*'''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  
 
*'''St. Gregory's University Sporting Events''', 1900 West Macarthur, (405) 878-5100  
 
*'''Star Skate''' Roller skating rink, 37303 45th Street, (405) 273-2030  
 
*'''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
+
*'''Veterans of Foregin Wars (VFW) Headquaters''' 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 [http://www.shawneeymca.org]
+
*'''Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)''' Gyms, fitness facillities, youth sports, Saratoga & Hornet Street, (405) 273-4386, [http://www.shawneeymca.org Shawnee YMCA Website]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
==="Cruising the Poo"===
 +
a.k.a. ''"Croozing the Poo"''
 +
 
 +
One of the most common entertainment venues for tourists, and a local tradition that has been going on for more than 50 years, is known to residents as "Cruising the Poo". (Note: "Poo" is short for Shawnee's Kickapoo Street.)
 +
 
 +
Those wishing to "Cruise the Poo" generally enter Shawnee in groups leaving their home town via car, or more often, pickup truck. Once in Shawnee, these "Poo Cruisers" park in front of local businesses that are closed for the evening- generally on the mid to north side of Kickapoo Street.
 +
 
 +
Once there, a Poo Cruiser will meet and interact with visitors from other towns who have parked close by, although it is common for groups from the same town to merely interact amongst themselves and/or passing cars of other Poo Cruisers or Shawnee locals.
 +
 
 +
Unfortunately, underage drinking is known to occur, sometimes accompanied by drunken arguments and fisticuffs. Whether instigated by members of another group of Poo Cruisers, or by Shawnee locals passing by (who have been known to make derogatory and/or offensive comments toward Poo Cruisers), these activities are swiftly and handily halted by local police on neighborhood patrol.
 +
 
 +
Pooh Cruising activities mainly start around sundown on Friday and Saturday nights.
 +
 
 +
'''Note: While participants of "Poo Cruising" are generally youth from nearby communitiies, Cruising the Poo is always open to the general public, and many Shawnee locals get involved as well.'''
  
 
===Golfing===
 
===Golfing===
Line 69: Line 102:
  
 
*'''Fire Lake Golf Course'''  
 
*'''Fire Lake Golf Course'''  
18 hole course; usually considered to Shawnee's budget golfing: "Golfing for the price of a gordita", Miniature Golf located nearby. 1901 South Gordon Cooper Drive, (405) 275-4471
+
18 hole course; usually considered to Shawnee's budget golfing: "Golfing for the price of a gordita", Minature Golf located nearby. 1901 South Gordon Cooper Drive, (405) 275-4471
  
 
*'''The Elk's Golf Course'''
 
*'''The Elk's Golf Course'''
 
Driving range and batting cages also available. Shawnee Lodge 657, (405) 275-1060
 
Driving range and batting cages also available. Shawnee Lodge 657, (405) 275-1060
 +
  
 
===Public Parks===
 
===Public Parks===
Line 79: Line 113:
 
(Exceptions noted below)
 
(Exceptions noted below)
  
*'''KidSpace''' children's outdoor play equipment (adult supervision strongly recommended)
+
*'''KidSpace''' children's outdoor play equipment (adult supervision strongly reccomended)
 
*'''Lions Club Park''' (has baseball field)
 
*'''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''')
 
*'''Briscoe Rotary Boy Scout Park''' (lighted public tennis courts, great place for pick-up style basketball games) ('''not recommended after dark''')
 
*'''Weigant Park''' aka "Slide Park" ('''not recommended after dark''')
 
*'''Weigant Park''' aka "Slide Park" ('''not recommended after dark''')
 
*'''Woodland Park''' (public swimming pool available in Summer months) (lighted public tennis courts)
 
*'''Woodland Park''' (public swimming pool available in Summer months) (lighted public tennis courts)
 +
  
 
===Shawnee's Twin Lakes===
 
===Shawnee's Twin Lakes===
hello
+
 
 
Shawnee's Twin Lakes offer enjoyable avocation and adventure to anyone who likes to experience the outdoors and water related leisure.
 
Shawnee's Twin Lakes offer enjoyable avocation and adventure to anyone who likes to experience the outdoors and water related leisure.
  
Line 96: Line 131:
 
'''(Note: Due to pervasive droughts and low water levels, Shawnee Twin Lakes are often closed during the summer)'''
 
'''(Note: Due to pervasive droughts and low water levels, Shawnee Twin Lakes are often closed during the summer)'''
  
===Casinos===
+
 
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.
+
==Casinos==
 +
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 smokeshops, 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.
 
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.
  
 +
===In Shawnee===
 
*'''FireLake Casino''', 41207 Hardesty Road, (405) 878-4862   
 
*'''FireLake Casino''', 41207 Hardesty Road, (405) 878-4862   
 
*'''Sac & Fox Casino''', 41600 Westech Rd, (405) 275-4700, (405) 878-4728
 
*'''Sac & Fox Casino''', 41600 Westech Rd, (405) 275-4700, (405) 878-4728
 +
 +
===Surrounding Area===
 +
*'''7-Clans Casino''', 7500 Highway 177, Red Rock, OK 74651, (580) 723-4005
 +
*'''Boots & Saddles''', 15700 East State Highway 9, Norman, OK 73026, (405) 360-9270
 +
*'''Checotah Indian Community Bingo''', 830 North Broadway Street, Checotah, OK 74426, (918) 473-4858
 +
*'''[http://cherokeecasino.com Cherokee Casino]''', I 44 & 193 E Avenue, Catoosa, OK 74015, (918) 266-6700
 +
*'''Chickasaw Gaming Center''' 1500 North Country Club Road, Ada, OK 74820, (580) 436-3740
 +
*'''[http://www.chickasaw.net Chickasaw Nation] - Thackerville, Gaming''', Marietta, OK 73448 (580) 276-4229
 +
*'''Cimarron Bingo Casino''', 821 West Freeman Avenue, Perkins, OK 74059, (405) 547-5352
 +
*'''[http://www.creeknationcasino Creek Nation Casino Okmulgee]''', 1601 South Wood Drive, Okmulgee, OK 74447, (918) 756-8400
 +
*'''[http://www.creeknationcasino Creek Nation Casino Tulsa]''', 81st, Jenks, OK 74037, (918) 299-8518
 +
*'''Delaware Tribal Games''', Anadarko, OK 73005, (405) 247-6979
 +
*'''Duck Creek Casino''', 241 Highway 75, Beggs, OK 74421, (918) 267-3468, (918) 267-3465 (fax)
 +
*'''Eufaula Indian Community - Bingo''', 806 West Forrest Avenue, Eufaula, OK 74432, (918) 689-919
 +
*'''Gold River Casino''', Anadarko, OK 73005, (405) 247-6979
 +
*'''Goldsby Gaming Center''', I 35 Atkins Hill R, Norman, OK 73026, (405) 329-5447   
 +
*'''Hominy Casino''', (918) 885-4842, (918) 885-2157 (fax)
 +
*'''Kickapoo Casino''', 25230 East Highway 62, Harrah, OK 73045, (405) 964-7864
 +
*'''[http://www.luckystarcasino Lucky Star Casino]''', 7777 North Highway 81, El Reno, OK 73036, (405) 218-9788
 +
*'''Million Dollar Elm Casino''', Hominy, OK 74035, (918) 885-2990
 +
*'''Million Dollar Elm Casino - Sand Springs''', 301 Blackjack Drive, Tulsa, OK 74103, (918) 699-7777 
 +
*'''Newcastle Gaming Center''' 2457 Highway 62 Service R, Newcastle, OK 73065, (405) 387-6013
 +
*'''Pawnee Nation Casino''', 291 2nd St, Pawnee, OK 74058, (918) 762-4466, (918) 762-4544 (fax)
 +
*'''Thunderbird Wild Wild West Casino''', 15700 East State Highway 9, Norman, OK 73026, (405) 360-9270  (Self-description: A whole lot of Vegas and gold rush fun.)
 +
*'''Tonkawa Casino''', 10700 South Allen Drive, Tonkawa, OK 74653, (580) 628-2624
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
As a classic example of middle sized town Americana, Shawnee boasts a variety of shopping opportunities, both budget and luxury oriented.
+
As a classic example of middle sized town Americana, Shawnee boasts a variety of shopping opportunities , both budget and luxury oriented.
 +
 
  
 
===Books & Magazines===
 
===Books & Magazines===
Line 112: Line 175:
 
*'''Book Barn''' used book exchange
 
*'''Book Barn''' used book exchange
 
*'''Waldenbooks''', Shawnee Mall, (405) 273-1599
 
*'''Waldenbooks''', Shawnee Mall, (405) 273-1599
 +
 +
 +
===Clothing===
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
Line 118: Line 184:
 
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.
 
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).
+
You cannot go very far in Shawnee without running into a '''Sonic Drive-In''' of which there are 4, '''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.'''
+
Shawnee is home to what has been labled 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.
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
*<drink name="The Phoenix " alt="" address="On Union Street, downtown" directions="Located behind the courthouse" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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. </drink>
 
 
===Bars===
 
===Bars===
 
*'''Chili's''', 512 Shawnee Mall Drive, (405) 395-9070, [http://www.chilis.com].
 
*'''Chili's''', 512 Shawnee Mall Drive, (405) 395-9070, [http://www.chilis.com].
Line 144: Line 198:
 
*'''Queen of Hearts''', 12512 Valley View Road, (405) 273-0499
 
*'''Queen of Hearts''', 12512 Valley View Road, (405) 273-0499
 
*'''Watering Hole Saloon''', 1530 North Harrison Street, (405) 878-9557
 
*'''Watering Hole Saloon''', 1530 North Harrison Street, (405) 878-9557
*'''Hot Rod's Sports Bar''', 3900 North Harrison St, (405) 273-6565
 
*'''Knuckles''' Downtown
 
  
==Sleep==
+
===Sleep===
 
*'''America's Best Quality Inn''', Highway I40 Highway 18, (405) 275-4404  
 
*'''America's Best Quality Inn''', Highway I40 Highway 18, (405) 275-4404  
 
*'''American Colony'''
 
*'''American Colony'''
Line 153: Line 205:
 
*'''Colonial Inn''' (Free HBO), 4700 North Harrison, (405) 878-0120
 
*'''Colonial Inn''' (Free HBO), 4700 North Harrison, (405) 878-0120
 
*'''Fleetwood Motel''', 1301 North Harrison, (405) 273-7561
 
*'''Fleetwood Motel''', 1301 North Harrison, (405) 273-7561
*'''Hampton Inn''', [http://www.hamptoninn.com]. (Only one hotel, but two address listings) 101 West Interstate Parkway, 4851 North Kickapoo, (405) 275-1540
+
*'''[http://www.hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn]''', (Only one hotel, but two address listings) 101 West Interstate Parkway, 4851 North Kickapoo, (405) 275-1540
* '''Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites''', 4909 N. Union, ''+1 405'' 275-8880, [http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hd/snlok].
 
 
*'''Kicapoo Motel''' (Rent available on weekly basis), 901 North Kickapoo, (405) 273-1929
 
*'''Kicapoo Motel''' (Rent available on weekly basis), 901 North Kickapoo, (405) 273-1929
* '''Motel 6''', 4981 North Harrison Street, ''+1 405'' 275-5310, Fax: ''+1 405'' 275-6370, [http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=1236].
+
*'''[http://www.motel6.com Motel 6]''' (Self-description:Motel 6 in Shawnee offers a relaxing pool, free HBO, and outstanding service. Kids under 18 always stay free.), 4981 North Harrison Street, (405) 275-5310
 
*'''Shawnee Motel''' (Demolished 2004)
 
*'''Shawnee Motel''' (Demolished 2004)
*'''Super 8 Motel''', I-40 & Highway 18 Exit, (405) 275-0089, [http://www.super8.com].
+
*'''[http://www.super8.com Super 8 Motel]''', I-40 & Highway 18 Exit, (405) 275-0089
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 
Shawnee's surrounding area can offer almost as much to see as the city itself, if one knows where to look:
 
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 (Burned to the ground!!!)
+
 
*'''Jim Thorpe's burial site''' located between Shawnee and nearby [[Prague (Oklahoma)|Prague]].
+
*'''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)
 
*'''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 [http://www.ctbuddhamind.org/]
+
*'''Buddhist Temple''' located approximately 20 miles outside Shawnee off I-40, an extreme rarity in the Oklahoma area
*'''Curtis Watson's Restaurant''' can be found off of I-40 between Shawnee and Oklahoma City.
+
*'''Curtis Watson's Restaraunt''' can be found off of I-40 between Shawnee and Oklahoma City.
*'''Carl Hubbell Museum''' and burial site are north on Highway 18 in Meeker, Oklahoma, a treat for fans of old-time major league baseball.
 
 
 
{{routebox
 
| image1=I-40.png
 
| imagesize1=22
 
| directionl1=W
 
| majorl1=[[Amarillo]]
 
| minorl1=[[Oklahoma City]]
 
| directionr1=E
 
| majorr1=[[Van Buren (Arkansas)|Van Buren]]
 
| minorr1=[[Okemah]]
 
}}
 
  
 +
===Home Of...===
 +
*'''Top Hat''' The original restaurant that is now know as Sonic America's Drive-in.
 +
*'''Big Foot''', rumoured to rummage in residents' backyards.
  
 
{{usable}}
 
{{usable}}
{{isPartOf|Frontier_Country}}
+
{{isIn|Frontier_Country_(Oklahoma)}}
{{related|Tornado_safety}}
 
 
 
 
[[WikiPedia:Shawnee,_Oklahoma]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Shawnee,_Oklahoma]]
[[dmoz:/North_America/United_States/Oklahoma/Localities/S/Shawnee]]
 
[[World66:northamerica/unitedstates/oklahoma/shawnee]]
 

You may have to refresh your browser window in order to view the most recent changes to an article.

All contributions to Wikitravel must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. By clicking "Save" below, you acknowledge that you agree to the site license as well as the following:

  • If you do not want your work to be re-used on other web sites and modified by other users please do not submit!
  • All contributions must be your own original work or work that is explicitly licensed under a CC-BY-SA compatible license.
  • Text and/or images published on another web site or in a book are likely copyrighted and should not be submitted here!
  • Wikitravel has strong guidelines on links to external web sites. Links to booking engines, hotel and restaurant aggregator sites, or other third-party sites will be deleted.
  • Contributions that appear to be marketing or advertising will be deleted.

To protect the wiki against automated edit spam, we kindly ask you to solve the following CAPTCHA:

Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window)

Templates used on this page: