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Aurora History Museum

Address: 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
Phone Number: 303-739-6660
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Aurora
Type: Museums
Owner description: We are a free community-based history, arts, and cultural center featuring changing history...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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 with educational programs, tours, teas, workshops, lectures, film series, and family events offered 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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Aurora, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

My dad, a Vietnam Veteran now diagnosed with a critical illness from Agent Orange, wanted to visit this museum as he had read they had an exhibit called "Marking Time, Voyage to Vietnam". Pieces of the dismantled troop ship that took him to Vietnam in 1968 was on exhibit. The exhibit was very poignant, emotional, comical and informative. This is... More 

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Nashville, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Nice little 30 minute visit. Free and great help at front desk.

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