- The list below includes 192 free or cheap things to do in or near Shawnee, Kansas, including 68 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Trampoline Parks, Children's Museums and Sports Facilities/Fields.
- From Shawnee Mission Park to Mill Creek Streamway Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Shawnee and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Independence, Kansas City, Olathe and Kansas City.
The main feature of the Buford M. Watson, Jr Park is the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center. In addition to this swimming center, the park also has playgrounds, barbecue grills and picnic areas, and an old fashioned steam locomotive on display.
Visitors can view a rotation exhibition of over 500 masterworks of French and English silk tapestries from between the 15th and 20th centuries at the National Silk Art Museum. The tapestry collection is both very highly regarded and very extensive.
The Youngblood Gallery is a local art gallery that offers a number of works available for purchase. In addition to artwork and art framing services, the gallery also sells pine furniture, holiday decor, and collectibles.
With fossils from 85 million years ago, a live insect collection, and several other collections, the Museum of Natural History may worth the while for both adults and children, presenting to them the life of the planet.
The Weston Historical Museum is a historical museum offering a glimpse of what Platte County was like from prehistoric days through World War II. The museum maintains exhibits on Civil War relics, Native American artifacts, and historical documents.
Offering automatic scoring and a smoke-free environment, Royal Crest Lanes features 40 lanes of bowling with shoe rental. It also has arcade game machines and is available for both birthday and corporate events with food and drink available.
KU Natural History Museum studies the life of the planet for the benefit of the Earth and its inhabitants. The Museum uses acquisition, curation, study of collections of plants, animals, fossil material and cultural artifacts for academic and public education.