- 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.
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In honor of its namesake, the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated as a non-partisan forum for discussion and leadership training for public service. Featuring memorabilia from Dole's years of public service as well as a theater and interactive exhibits.
Showing the latest blockbuster hits, South Wind 12 Theatres provides stadium-style seating for their customers. They offer both mobile and print-at-home tickets so that people don't have to buy tickets at the kiosk.
Situated on 35 acres, Centennial Park offers visitors amenities like covered picnic areas, barbecue grills, an 18-hole disc golf course, playgrounds, and more. The park features a 12,300 square foot skate park with ramps and stairs to skate on.
A dinner theater, the Paradise Playhouse stages a variety of shows throughout the season, including popular hits. People can buy single tickets or a Flex Pack, which includes 10 tickets that can be used at any of the season's performances.
Watkins Ranch offers western horseback riding lessons to riders of all experience levels and ages as well as horse boarding and leasing. Their facilities include a private tack room, indoor arena, two round pens, automatic waterers and sawdust bedding.
Located along Clinton Lake, Clinton State Park provides boat launch areas and can be used for fishing and swimming. The park features campsites, cabins, hiking and biking trails, picnic facilities, a playground and volleyball, archery and disc golf areas.
Celebrating Kansas History, Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum offers a diverse collection of state memorabilia. Well-organized, some exhibits relate to the Underground Railroad and local abolitionists, while others touch on religion and baseball history.
Located in a repurposed subterranean army bunker, Extreme Underground is an amusement facility with a unique feel. The facility offers laser tag, miniature golf, archery tag, Makoto Arena, and a wide array of games in its arcade.