City of Shawnee

Trips and Tours

Explore with Shawnee Parks & Recreation and Shawnee Mission Trips! All trips depart from and return to the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive. Each trip has its own individual registration and cancellation deadline. All trips must meet the minimum enrollment by the registration deadline, although many fill up prior to this date. If space remains, additional registrations may be taken until the trip is full. Cancellations will be accommodated as available. Many trips have deposits and deadlines that cannot be refunded. In the event that you need to cancel, we will make every attempt to issue any refunds that may still be available. 

Call (913) 631-5200 for more information or to register!

Grand Ole Opry (November 12)
Sit back and ride with us to a Branson style showing of the Grand Ole Opry in our own Ottawa, KS. Incredibly talented artists regale us with tunes and a show. Dinner on your own before the show at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant.
  • Date: Saturday,November 12
  • Depart: 2:30 p.m.
  • Return: 10:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $47/person

Please note- this trip is part of our Penny Pinchers series. Your fee includes van transportation and your ticket to the show. Dinner will be on your own.

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200

Holiday Lights Tour (November 29)

All aboard the Shawnee Mission Christmas Train (well, bus, but you get the point)! We will cruise by Kansas City’s classic Holiday Light displays while soaking up the sounds of the season on our comfy motorcoach. We will drive through downtown, the plaza and by Crown Center to see the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. We will see the famous Longview Lake display and the simply magical Lees Summit Magic Tree. We will wrap up the evening with a terrific light show to music at Deanna Rose Farmstead. 

  • Date: Tuesday, November 29
  • Depart: 4:30 p.m.
  • Return: 8:35 p.m.
  • Cost: $20/person

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200


Ozark Mountain Christmas (December 13 - 15)

Happy Holidays, from Branson, MO! Let’s load up our comfortable motor coach and head down south! We will begin our journey with a pit stop in Osceola, MO to visit the Osceola Cheese Factory. Stop for lunch at Lambert’s, Home of the Throwed Rolls! Then on to the hotel, Lodge of the Ozarks to check in and freshen up before we board the Branson Belle. Throughout our trip, we will also see Celtic Christmas, Dolly Parton’s Stampede and The Miracle of Christmas as the Sight and Sound Theater. Our bellies will stay full with breakfast each morning at our hotel, lunch at Jackie B. Goode’s Uptown Cafe and lunch at the Keeter Center following our College of the Ozarks Tour. We will also be including time for shopping at some of Branson’s favorite shops and a tour of the famous Titanic Museum! 

  • Date: Tuesday, December 13 - Thursday, December 15
  • Depart: 7:20 a.m.
  • Return: 10:15 p.m.
  • Double Occupancy: $618/person
  • Single Occupancy: $742/person

Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200