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Aurora History Museum

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Address: 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
Phone Number: +1 303-739-6660
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Description: We are a free community-based history, arts, and cultural center featuring...
We are a free community-based history, arts, and cultural center featuring changing history, culture, and fine and decorative arts exhibits focusing on a wide variety of topics. Our new permanent exhibit, "Growing Home," featuring over 100 historic photos, a variety of great stories, and a fully restored 1913 trolley trailer (street car). We offer a number of educational programs, tours, teas, workshops, lectures, film series, and family events for all ages throughout the year. Our hands-on gallery is a great place for children & adults to learn through interaction and play. History reserachers are invited to make an appointment to search our historical archives for photos, documents, and materials covering local, regional, and state history. Something for Everyone! Our hours are Tues-Fri 9am to 4pm and Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm. Admission is FREE.
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A surprise depending on wwhat they are showing.

I have been there a few times. While it is small it has impact. Depending on the display it is worth checking it out. Each time I was a display I was interested in, and I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Aurora History Museum is great little museum with changing exhibits for kids and kids at heart. The museum is free but donation is appreciated. I like to visit the museum with my little girl and there is always something new to keep me coming. Please note the museum is closed on Mondays. Park by the Aurora Central Library and... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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289 attraction reviews
541 helpful votes 541 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited the Aurora History Museum on New Year’s Eve. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 0900-1600 and Saturday and Sunday from 1100-1600. They are closed Mondays and on national holidays. The museum is free to the public and also services as a cultural center. It is located adjacent to the Aurora City Hall and shares a parking... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It Small. The exhibits are put together well. It's fun to spend a hour or so. The price is right. Check it out!

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Aurora
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been there a few times. While it is small it has impact. Depending on the display it is worth checking it out. Each time I was a display I was interested in, and I was surprised at the quality. Check it out and see if the current exhibit is something of interest and check it out.

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Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Aurora History Museum is hard to find, tucked behind the city and county buildings, but worth the search. Their featured exhibits are usually well done, especially the exhibit of the Colorado Japanese internment camp last year. We enjoyed the history of video games. In the process of enlarging and updating, the museum promises to be bigger and better soon.

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Aurora, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Aurora Museum is a free small museum that is right next to the Aurora Central Library. The exhibitions vary and are very interesting. They usually come from private collections. Anything from the history of video games to Vietnam War remembrances. There is also a room for kids to explore and has outfits for imaginary play, drawers with examples of fossils,... More 

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Aurora
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

A museum focused on City of Aurora with rotating exhibits of related subjects such as a current one of photos of the earth and moon taken from space station. All volunteer and very well run operation, supported by the city plus donations. No admission, but I always leave donation.

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Arvada, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

It is great if you are just looking for information on the settlement and history of the town of Aurora but if you are looking for more than just Aurora information you will be disappointed

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Though small the Aurora History Museum is a quaint and interesting stop. It is very near to Aurora, Central Public Library and was interesting. There are all sorts of historical bits that residents and visitors would not otherwise find easy to learn or know. It's super small so the tour takes less than an hour. The best part is you... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I had been to this museum before, and really like the changing exhibits they present. I went to see "Marking Time, Voyage to Vietnam" and it was very interesting. I recomment you start with the 10 minute video outside the room, then also watch the one inside. The discplay was nicely done, as they all are. It is a small... More 

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