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Aurora History Museum

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Address: 15051 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012-1554
Phone Number: +1 303-739-6660
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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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This is worth a visit and a short drive from Denver, easy to find plenty of parking. interesting local history and very informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a visit and a short drive from Denver, easy to find plenty of parking. interesting local history and very informative.

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Aurora, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is not publicized that much, really, and a lot of people don't know about it but it is surprisingly interesting and has very interesting exhibits. It is also free!!

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Yuma, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

What does the Name "Fletcher" have to do with Aurora? Come visit the museum and find out. There is no admission to this quant museum. Although quant, it is packed with local history to include exhibits of photos from the early years of Aurora to include "Patches" to an awesome display from Ethiopia. There is also a restored trolley trailer... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I think they could make this museum excellent. I went there when firefighters gear and job were on display with my children years ago. Its still boring.

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Homestead, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good, and awesome place to be! Love history, wish I could have lived back them but they make it seem like you are just living back in time.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

It's Avery nice clean and interesting things you can look and know more about so many. Things I was j

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Was hoping for a bit more than what they had inside. Very small and fast to go through. A cool place if you are looking for something different to kill some time at during summer months when kids are out of school.

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Aurora, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you have any interest in Colorado's third largest city, check out the Aurora History Museum. They've recently expanded to house an old Colfax Trolley Car, and have some really cool historical artifacts from the brief history of A-Town. A funny shock for me - a couple of creepy Christmas Soldiers from the old Buckingham Square Mall (since demolished) that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

nice place to visit and lots of local history with staff that was very knowledgeable about local history

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very interesting Museum, nice place to visit, not large but worth the visit! We visit the museums every so often to see what is new and revisit what is history!!!

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