Introduction to Shawnee, Kansas
Shawnee, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 4 miles NW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 8 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is conveniently located inside the Kansas City metropolitan area, and has approximately 47,996 residents.
Shawnee is in Johnston County and was founded in 1855. The county was named in honor of Rev. Thomas Johnson and is among the first counties to be established in the Kansas Territory in 1855. In 2008, Shawnee became the 39th best place to live in USA, according to the Money Magazine.
Shawnee and nearby Attractions
- Tomahawk Shopping Center
- Starwood Park
- Johnson County Museum of History
- Power Play Family Entertainment Center
Things To Do In Shawnee
The Wonderscope Children's Museum and Johnson County Museum of History are great places to visit while staying in the city. Tourists can shop at the Tomahawk Shopping Center and at the Shawnee Village Shopping Center. The local parks include the Starwood Park, Blue Jacket Park, and Shawnee Mission Park. The Power Play Family Entertainment Center is also worth taking a look around. Every year, festivals like the Old Shawnee Days and Oktoberfest are hosted by the city.
International flights can be availed from Kansas City International Airport.
Shawnee Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are offered by University of Kansas Medical Center, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.