6 REASONS YOU’LL LOVE SHAWNEE
Shawnee, Kansas was originally settled in the 1850s, where it was home to the very first legislature and capitol in the Kansas Territory. Today, this thriving town of 62,209 enjoys a high standard of living—with loads of indoor and outdoor activities.
ENTERTAINMENT FOR KIDS
Shawnee has plenty of entertainment for kids of all ages. PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center is 2 football fields of indoor fun, with 100’s of video arcade games, a pizza buffet, rides, cosmic golf, and go-karts. For younger children, Wonderscope Children’s Museum offers interactive exhibits in the arts, sciences, and literature for kids ages 8 and under.
GREAT AQUATIC FACILITIES
There are 2 major aquatic facilities in Shawnee. The Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center has a 50-meter competition swimming pool, 3-meter diving board, two 125 ft. body slides, and lazy river; while Splash Cove at the Jim Allen Aquatic Center has a mini wave pool and a 350-gallon conch shell to cool you off.
PERFECT FOR SPORTS FANATICS
No matter what your favorite sport is to play, Shawnee has you covered. The town is home to a 3&2 Baseball Complex, Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball, the Kansas City Ice Center, and the Mid-America Sports Complex—a 70-acre facility with 10 lighted softball fields, 2 soccer/rugby fields, and a 10-stall batting cage, often called one of the finest softball complexes in the Midwest.
MANY SEASONAL FESTIVALS
Shawnee hosts a wide variety of annual festivals, like the Duck Race, the Scarecrow Festival, Historical Hauntings, Tour de Shawnee, and Christmas Around Town. But the big draw is Old Shawnee Days, held every June for the last 50 years—with live music, good food, and a parade.
This town prides itself on an outstanding parks and recreation program, and for good reason. Shawnee has 629 acres of city parks, 1,600 acres of county parks, and 695 acres of subdivision green space available for picnics, sports, and play.
IT’S A BIKE-FRIENDLY TOWN
In addition to lots of park space, Shawnee prides itself on being hike- and bike-friendly, with 9 miles of on-street bike lanes, 41 miles of Share the Road lanes, and 26 miles of off-road bike and hike trails.
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