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Shawnee is a city in Johnson County in northeast Kansas. It is a western suburb of Kansas City, Missouri and has an estimated population of 59,000 residents. In 2008, Money Magazine ranked Shawnee the 39th "best place to live in the United States" when comparing cities with population between 50,000 and 300,000. Shawnee has a rich fur trading and pioneering heritage, and is home to the Johnson County Museum. The museum includes a rotating exhibit gallery, gift shop, research library and education center. Other attractions in Shawnee include the Childrens Museum of Kansas City, which offers fun, inter-disciplinary arts and sciences exhibits and programs for children ages ten and under. The city of Shawnee is also host to several special events throughout the year, including Old Shawnee Days in June and an annual Arts & Crafts Fair in September. Shawnee Mission Park is a 1,250-acre multi-use park located at 79th and Renner Road. It is the largest park in Johnson County and the most visited park in the state of Kansas. The park includes a 120-acre lake that is popular for fishing and boating, sail boarding and canoeing and other water sports. Nature trails, playground areas, an archery range, a marina and a 51-acre off-leash dog park are also located within Shawnee Mission Park.

Surrounding areas: Fairway, Kansas (4.9 mi), Overland Park, Kansas (4.9 mi), Kansas City, Kansas (5.3 mi), Lenexa, Kansas (6.1 mi), Leawood, Kansas (7.6 mi), Bonner Springs, Kansas (8.8 mi), Olathe, Kansas (12.3 mi)

Shawnee Vacation Rentals

Shawnee Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Courtyard By Marriott17250 Midland DrShawnee, KS (913) 631-8800
Howard Johnson7508 Shawnee Mission PkwyShawnee, KS (913) 262-9600
Shawnee Inn16555 Midland DrShawnee, KS (913) 248-1900
Drury Inn Merriam/Shawnee Mission9009 W Shawnee Mission PkwyMission, KS2.4 mi.(913) 236-9200
Hampton Inn & Suites7400 W Frontage RdMerriam, KS3.4 mi.(913) 722-0800
Quality Inn6601 E Frontage RdMission, KS3.6 mi.(913) 262-4448
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels6451 E Frontage RdMerriam, KS3.7 mi.(913) 236-6006
Comfort Inn6401 E Frontage RdMerriam, KS3.8 mi.(913) 262-2622
Comfort Inn234 N 78TH StKansas City, KS4.7 mi.(913) 299-5555
Hampton Inn Overland Park10591 Metcalf Frontage RdOverland Park, KS4.9 mi.(913) 341-1551
Holiday Inn Mission7240 Shawnee MSN PkwyOverland Park, KS4.9 mi.(913) 262-3010
Howard Johnson Express Inn7508 Shwanee Mission PkwyOverland Park, KS4.9 mi.(913) 262-9600
Residence Inn By Marriott12010 Blue Vly PkwyOverland Park, KS4.9 mi.(800) 331-3131
Springhill Suites By Marriott12000 Blue Vly PkwyOverland Park, KS4.9 mi.(913) 491-0010
Microtel Inn And Suites At The Speedway7721 Elizabeth StKansas City, KS5.0 mi.(913) 334-3028
Microtel Inn & Suites8750 Ballentine StOverland Park, KS5.0 mi.(913) 541-2664
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suite Overland Park West8787 Reeder RdOverland Park, KS5.1 mi.(913) 888-8440
Best Western4725 State AveKansas City, KS5.4 mi.(913) 287-5511
Eagle Inn199 S 18TH StKansas City, KS5.5 mi.(913) 342-8592
Days Inn3930 Rainbow BlvdKansas City, KS5.9 mi.(913) 236-6880
Radisson Lenexe/Overland Park12601 W 95th StLenexa, KS5.9 mi.(913) 888-6670
Super 8 Motel - Lenexa9601 WestgateLenexa, KS6.0 mi.(913) 888-8899
Comfort Inn12601 W 96th TerLenexa, KS6.1 mi.(913) 438-6969
Days Inn9630 Rosehill RdLenexa, KS6.1 mi.(913) 492-7200
Extended Stay America9775 Lenexa DrLenexa, KS6.3 mi.(913) 541-4000
Extended Stay America8015 S Lenexa DrLenexa, KS6.3 mi.(913) 894-5550
La Quinta Inn #8019461 Lenexa DrLenexa, KS6.3 mi.(913) 492-5500
Motel 69725 Lenexa DrLenexa, KS6.3 mi.(913) 541-8558
Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza770 W 47TH StKansas City, MO6.7 mi.(816) 931-4400
The Quarterage Hotel560 Westport RdKansas City, MO6.8 mi.(816) 931-0001
Broadway Plaza4615 BroadwayKansas City, MO6.9 mi.(888) 268-9998
Intercontinental At The Plaza Kansas City401 Ward PkwyKansas City, MO6.9 mi.(816) 303-2900
Residence Inn By Marriott Kansas City/Country Club4601 BroadwayKansas, MO6.9 mi.(816) 753-0033
Embassy Suites Kansas City Plaza220 W 43RD StKansas City, MO7.0 mi.(816) 756-1720
Best Western Inn And Conference Center501 SW BlvdKansas City, KS7.1 mi.(913) 677-3060
Chateau Avalon701 Vlg West PkwyKansas City, KS7.1 mi.(913) 596-6000
Great Wolf Lodge10401 Cabela DrKansas City, KS7.1 mi.(913) 299-7001
Hampton Inn-Village West1400 Village West PkwyKansas City, KS7.1 mi.(913) 328-1400
Holiday Inn Express Village West1391 Prairie XingKansas City, KS7.1 mi.(913) 328-1024
Courtyard By Marriott4600 J C Nichols PkwyKansas City, MO7.1 mi.(816) 285-9755
Bed & Breakfast
Barbara's 'otel Euro Style Bed And Breakfast2000 ClayNorth Kansas City, MO10.3 mi.(816) 221-6544

Shawnee Weather & Climate

The Northeast Corner of Kansas has a climate that is classified as humid continental, with hot, somewhat humid summers and cold, fairly dry winters. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. Northeast Kansas receives approximately 36 inches of precipitation during an average year with the most received in May and June. Thunderstorms can be severe, producing lightening, large hail and sometimes tornadoes. Snowfall is generally light, due to the dry, sunny weather patterns that dominate Kansas winters. Snow depth of at least an inch occurs an average of 26 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 15°F 0.87 in. -
February 42°F 20°F 1.06 in. -
March 53°F 30°F 2.85 in. -
April 63°F 40°F 3.26 in. -
May 73°F 52°F 5.28 in. -
June 82°F 61°F 4.82 in. -
July 88°F 66°F 3.42 in. -
August 87°F 63°F 3.96 in. -
September 79°F 55°F 3.63 in. -
October 67°F 43°F 2.57 in. -
November 51°F 30°F 2.44 in. -
December 39°F 20°F 1.15 in. -

Shawnee Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Charles B Wheeler Downtown airport (MKC) located about 8 miles northeast of Shawnee in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City International airport (MCI) located approximately 17 miles north of Shawnee in Kansas City, Missouri, the New Century Aircenter airport (IXD) located roughly 17 miles southwest of Shawnee in Olathe, Kansas, Forbes Field (FOE) located around 51 miles west of Shawnee in Topeka, Kansas, and finally the Rosecrans Memorial airport (STJ) located about 51 miles north of Shawnee in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Shawnee Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Worlds of FunKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
JeepersOlatheKS12.3 mi.
Water Parks
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS12.3 mi.
Jacomo Lake Water SlideBlue SpringsMO23.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Tomahawk Hills Golf CourseShawneeKS 
Deer Creek Golf ClubOverland ParkKS5.0 mi.
Overland Park Golf ClubOverland ParkKS5.0 mi.
St Andrews Golf ClubOverland ParkKS5.0 mi.
Falcon Ridge Golf CourseLenexaKS6.4 mi.
Falcon Valley Golf CourseLenexaKS6.4 mi.
Smileys Executive Golf ClubLenexaKS6.4 mi.
Dubs Dread Golf ClubKansas CityKS7.2 mi.
Painted Hills Golf CourseKansas CityKS7.2 mi.
Ironhorse Golf ClubLeawoodKS8.2 mi.
Sunflower Hills Golf CourseBonner SpringsKS8.6 mi.
Blue River Golf AcademyKansas CityMO8.7 mi.
Fred Arbanas Golf Course at Longview LakeKansas CityMO8.7 mi.
Hodge Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.7 mi.
Minor Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.7 mi.
Royal Meadows Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.7 mi.
Shoal Creek Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.7 mi.
Swope Memorial Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.7 mi.
Teetering Rocks Executive LinksKansas CityMO8.7 mi.
Timber Ridge Golf ParkKansas CityMO8.7 mi.
Heritage Park Golf CourseOlatheKS12.2 mi.
Lakeside Hills Golf CourseOlatheKS12.2 mi.
Prairie Highlands Golf CourseOlatheKS12.2 mi.
Falcon Lakes Golf CourseBasehorKS13.2 mi.
Oak Country ClubDe SotoKS13.8 mi.
Grand Summit Golf & Country ClubGrandviewMO15.1 mi.
River Oaks Golf ClubGrandviewMO15.1 mi.
Drumm Farm Golf CourseIndependenceMO17.0 mi.
Rockwood Golf ClubIndependenceMO17.0 mi.
Eagles Landing Golf Course Of BeltonBeltonMO19.0 mi.
State Parks
Shawnee Mission State ParkKS5.4 mi. 
Leavenworth County State ParkKS23.7 mi. 
Weston Bend State ParkMO25.4 mi. 
Clinton State ParkKS33.1 mi. 
Watkins Mill State ParkMO34.9 mi. 
Lewis and Clark State ParkMO38.1 mi. 
John Brown State ParkKS39.4 mi. 
Johnson County Museum of HistoryShawneeKS(History)
1950s All-Electric Model HouseShawneeKS(Technology)
Shawnee Mission State Historic SiteFairwayKS4.9 mi.(History)
Children's Museum of Kansas CityKansas CityKS7.1 mi.(Children's)
Grinter Place State Historic SiteKansas CityKS7.1 mi.(History)
Kansas City MuseumKansas CityMO8.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary ArtKansas CityMO8.6 mi.(Art)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtKansas CityMO8.6 mi.(Art)
Truman Library & MuseumIndependenceMO16.7 mi.(History)
Lanesfield School Historic SiteEdgertonKS24.6 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Museum of AnthropologyLawrenceKS28.1 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Natural History MuseumLawrenceKS28.1 mi.(Science)
Spencer Museum of ArtLawrenceKS28.1 mi.(Art)
Constitution Hall State Historic SiteLecomptonKS36.2 mi.(History)
Kansas Museum of HistoryTopekaKS51.4 mi.(History)
Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic SitePleasantonKS59.7 mi.(History)
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic SitePleasantonKS59.7 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO8.6 mi.
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS51.4 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS90.3 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS99.7 mi.

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