Shawnee Mission is a large area of Johnson County, Kansas. Shawnee Mission is the home of numerous cities: Countryside, Fairway, Lake Quivira, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Overland Park, Shawnee, Stanley, Westwood and Westwood Hills. The name of the area comes from the Shawnee Methodist Mission, dedicated in honor of the Shawnee tribe. In present, Shawnee Mission has a total of 355.000 residents, more than the city of Wichita, Kansas. If you want to visit this lovely area, there are a lot of points of interest you should not miss.
Top Attractions within Shawnee Mission
The Great Lenexa Barbecue Battle is a festival hosted each year in Shawnee Mission, more precisely in Lenexa. Every June, Lenexa is the home of this festival which implies large quantities of food, barbecue contests and live music. The "battle" attracts thousands of visitors from all the area of Shawnee Mission.
Corporate Woods Jazz Festival is a great jazz celebration held each year in Overland Park, a city of Shawnee Mission. The event is organized with the help of important corporations from the area of Shawnee Mission, that sponsor most of the activities. The important jazz events attracts a lot of visitors to Shawnee Mission every year.
Johnson County Museum is a historical museum of the area, depicting the life of the early settlers of the area. The museum opened in 1967 in Shawnee Mission. It offers great galleries and exhibitions, partly permanent, partly temporary. One of them, very important, is dedicated to the changes that the county suffered through the years.
Don Chilito's is a Mexican restaurant offering a large array of Tex-Mex dishes. The menu also includes a long list of desserts and fine wines. If you visit this Shawnee Mission restaurant, once you are seated, you will be served with nachos, salsa and sopapillos, on the house.