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!

Joslyn Adventure (July 12)

All aboard! We're headed to Omaha, NE! We will enjoy a tour of the Joslyn Castle, a Docent led tour of the Joslyn Art Museum, lunch at the Joslyn Art Museum and a Lauritzen Gardens Tram Tour. 

  • Date: Tuesday, July 12
  • Depart: 6:30 a.m.
  • Return: 7:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $115/person
  • Please Note: This trip picks up and drops off at the Powell Community Center

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

The Truman Library & Independence Square (July 21)

Truman Library, here we come! The newly renovated Truman Library is now open and we are on our way! Join us for a self-guided tour of the library followed by free time on the downtown Independence Square.

  • Date: Thursday, July 21
  • Depart: 9:15 a.m.
  • Return: 2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $46/person

Please note- this trip is part of our Penny Pinchers series. Your fee includes van transportation and your Truman Library admission.

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

Golden Eagle Casino (August 30)
Bring home some gold from Golden Eagle! We will travel to Golden Eagle Casino in Horton,
KS for 5 hours of gaming. Slots or tables, you have your choice! Each player will receive $15 on their Eagle Rewards Card, just for joining us on the bus! Don’t forget your state issued ID. 
  • Date: Tuesday, August 30
  • Depart: 9:15 a.m.
  • Return: 3:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $22/person
Register online or over the phone at (913) 631-5200
Great Plains Theater (September 14)
The Great Plains Theater in downtown Abilene is a total gem! Check it out with us on a trip to see a showing of the “Hounds of Baskerville”. We’ll eat lunch at the M&R Grill before the show. Before we leave town, we’ll make a stop at the Russell Stover Outlet to get our chocolate fix!
  • Date: Wednesday, September 14
  • Depart: 9:30 a.m.
  • Return: 7:15 p.m.
  • Cost: $105/person

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

No Place Like Home (October 5)

Let's go, where the buffalo roam! First we'll tour Plumlee Buffalo Ranch, then off to lunch in beautiful Manhattan, KS. After lunch we'll enjoy a self-guided tour of the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 5
  • Depart: 8:20 a.m.
  • Return: 4:50 p.m.
  • Cost: $81/person

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

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