Shawnee sits at the crossroads of America on Interstate 40, just minutes from Interstates 44 and 35 and just 35 miles east of Oklahoma City. While Shawnee maintains it's independent small-town atmosphere complete with historic downtown shopping district, it has many familiar restaurants and stores you will recognize, highlighted by its rich history and diversity. The city has a population of over 31,000 and serves as a regional hub for the surrounding predominately rural area and is also the County seat for Pottawatomie County.
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Why Shawnee, OK?
Shawnee is truly one city that mixes a small town appeal with the amenities typically found in a much larger city. SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital-Shawnee provides outstanding and recently upgraded medical facilities. The community offers excellent housing options, numerous quality public schools systems and is home to two outstanding liberal arts Universities, Oklahoma Baptist University and St Gregory’s University, plus two Career Tech skills development campuses. Shawnee is located within Oklahoma City's Combined Statistical Area, which has a regional population of over 1.4 million.
The Shawnee area is unique in that we are home to four tribal governments, each with their own cultures, languages and traditions. Our history is tied to the settling of Oklahoma and the southern plains. This distinctive past can be discovered in our many museums and cultural centers.
For those that like a little more peace and quiet, Shawnee has nearby lakes with record breaking fishing, boating, and plenty of space to relax. Our active guests enjoy Shawnee’s status as a walkable community with growing biking lane access and numerous parks.
If you enjoy the nightlife, Shawnee’s five casinos and numerous live performance venues offer music and theater to suit your version of “high culture.”
Our hotels, restaurants and shopping offer something for most tastes. From fast and affordable to deluxe and leisurely, Shawnee can provide just the kind of experience you crave.