- 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.
Once home to the famous pilot, Amelia Earhart Birthplace offers visitors an inside glimpse to her early life. The house was restored with new wood, and includes a display providing historical information about her career.
The Atchison County Historical Society Museum is a historical museum focused on preserving the history of Atchison County. Attractions include a variety of exhibits such as a display of Amelia Earhart's belongings and a collection of Revolutionary War guns.
Visitors can explore and learn the history of the Cray Mansion originally built in 1882 at the Cray Historical Home Museum. The 25 room mansion features a 3 story castle-like tower and is a remnant of the Victorian era.
The Evah C. Cray Historical Home is a restored Victorian-era mansion with 25 rooms. The mansion features a castle-style tower, and features a gift shop in its carriage house. Built in 1882, it features lavish decor.