Townsend's Antique and Classic Auto Museum
From hood ornaments to rear bumpers, this collection of sleek, classy cars will bring back memories. Look for your first car or search for the type of car your parents drove...chances are, you'll find one. It's an incredible collection of cars dating from 1901 including Mae West's 1938 V-16 Cadillac, a 1956 Lincoln Mark II which belonged to Elvis Presley and hundreds more.
4900 N. Harrison -- (405) 273-0330 or (405) 275-9780
By Apppointment Only
Shawnee Twin Lakes and Wes Watkins Reservoir
From the laughter of children, to the splash of fish, to the roar of a jet ski, Shawnee Twin Lakes and Wes Watkins Reservoir offers year round recreation with a family atmosphere. Two sandy-beach swimming areas as well as an overnight camping area.
Wes Watkins Reservoir, predicted to be one of the state's premier bass fishing sites, has 27 RV hookups with electric and water available, 33 primitive camping areas and restrooms. The recreation area, located on the north side of the lake, features pavilions with grills, picnicking, swimming, boating and skiing.
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, founded in 1915, is one of the oldest museums in Oklahoma. The Museum is located on the campus of St. Gregory's University, and is the only fine arts museum in the city of Shawnee. A brief survey of the collection includes Greek and Roman objects, art from the early Renaissance through the early 20th century, and large collections of Native American, African, Oceanic and Eastern cultural arts. Perhaps the museum's best-known exhibit is the Egyptian collection, which features several mummies and a large number of outstanding artifacts.
The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Guided group tours can be arranged by contacting the Museum two weeks in advance of your visit. A selection of fine art books, cards, folk art and unusual gifts for adults and children is available in the gift shop. In addition, the Museum has several spaces available for meetings or receptions. For further information you may contact the Museum at (405) 878-5300.
Shawnee Mall is a regional shopping center, containing more than 60 stores and restaurants. The center is anchored by Dillards, JCPenney, Sears and Wal-Mart and features other amenities, such as a six-screen cinema, a 280-seat food court and three "sit-down" restaurants. Shawnee Mall has something for everyone, with stores such as The Athletic Village, The Buckle, Gadzooks, Lane Bryant, Bath & Body, K-B Toys, Footaction USA and J's Hallmark. Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Green Valley Farms Antique Experience
Step back in time at Green Valley. Attend an antique class about glass, upholstery or refinishing, bring an item to be appraised at one of our appraisal nights or search our Antique Valuation Library. 301 N. Oklahoma -- (405) 275-6808
- Retail Antique Mall
- The Greenery -- a tea room restaurant
- The Soda Fountain -- for light snacks and refreshments
- A Gift to Remember -- a historical gift shop
- Antique Classes -- glass, upholstery, refinishing and others
- Integrity Remodeling & Refinishing Shop
- Conestoga Antiques -- wholesale furniture sales from Boston. Public is welcome!
Santa Fe Depot
Exploring the adventures of the past can be an active pastime for the Shawnee visitor. Designed in 1903 by Joseph Schuettern of Aurora, Illinois, the depot is the last of its kind on the old route to the West. Certainly, one of the highlights of your historical investigation will be the Santa Fe Railroad Depot, located on East Main Street. The Historical Society of Pottawatomie County has restored the depot and opened a county history museum in the facility. Tours may be arranged by contacting the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce.
614 E. Main -- (405) 275-8412
Hours: Tue-Fri, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Potawatomi Tribal Museum
The name "Potawatomi" is an Algonquin word which means "People of the Place of the Fire." Today, the Potawatomi are known as the "Keepers of the Fire." The Potawatomi Tribal Museum is located on tribal grounds south of downtown Shawnee and features artifacts of the Potawatomi Indians.
1901 S. Gordon Cooper Drive -- (405) 275-3119
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Gregory's University
Oklahoma's oldest university. Founded by the Benedictine monks, SGU is a four-year accredited liberal arts institution that boasts Oklahoma's first laptop program and first program that allows students to design their own degrees.
Oklahoma Baptist University
A four-year accredited university offering more than 80 areas of study. OBU has expanded to five distinctive academic units, including the Paul Dickinson School of Business, Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service, Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, School of Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Gordon Cooper Technology Center
A high-tech, hands-on learning environment designed to connect people with the workplace. The center offers 21 full-time daytime programs as well as adult training and development short-term evening classes.