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Discover Aurora Area museums and public displays dedicated to the area's rich natural, municipal, and Civil War histories. The region grew up along the Fox River and since its founding has accumulated a marvelous collection of artifacts and collections on display in historic settings that include centuries old fire stations, opera houses, county buildings, train depots, and farms. 


Aurora Public Art Commission Aurora Public Art Commission
The Aurora Public Art Commission hosts rotating exhibits displaying a full spectrum of innovative arts. The History Center has a collection of photogr...View Details
Aurora Regional Fire Museum Aurora Regional Fire Museum
The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. Visitors can pass a leat...View Details
Aurora Transportation Center Aurora Transportation Center
The Aurora Transportation Center is a staffed station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line and is served by numerous Pace bus routes. Aurora is the west end o...View Details
Batavia Depot Museum Batavia Depot Museum
Housed in an 1854 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad depot, the train museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and comes alive ...View Details
Big Rock Historical Society Museum Big Rock Historical Society Museum
A Big Rock historical collection including school items, Plowing Match memorabilia, a military section from WWI through Iraq, home items and farm item...View Details
Blackberry Farm Blackberry Farm
Nestled on 54 scenic acres, Blackberry Farm is a family-friendly destination that features unique play areas for all ages, live animals, amusement rid...View Details
Chapel on the Green & Heritage Hall Chapel on the Green & Heritage Hall
Dating back to 1855, and built from hand-hewn oak and walnut beams cut from woods along the nearby Fox River, this structure holds the unique distinct...View Details
Dairy Joy Drive In Dairy Joy Drive In
Situated on the historic Lincoln Highway Dairy Joy is much more than an old-fashioned ice cream parlor or hamburger joint. Dairy Joy is a unique one-o...View Details
Dickson-Murst Farm Dickson-Murst Farm
Dickson-Murst Farm was in the Dickson family for more than 150 years. Now it is a historical farm, open several times a year, to show farming circa 19...View Details
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum (GAR) Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum (GAR)
The Grand Army of the Republic Post 20 Hall and Museum has recently been reopened after being closed for more than 20 years as it has undergone import...View Details
Illinois Lincoln Highway Illinois Lincoln Highway
We welcome you to experience Illinois’ premier National Scenic Byway, the Illinois Lincoln Highway. Rediscover the charm of the American road trip on ...View Details
Kendall County Historic Courthouse Kendall County Historic Courthouse
Victorian Italianate structure opened in 1964 that towers proudly over the Fox River and the City of Yorkville. Listed on the National Register of His...View Details
Laws of Nature Center Laws of Nature Center
Visit a variety of unique and fascinating exhibits focusing on the natural resources of Kendall County. Exhibits are designed to delight visitors of a...View Details
Lehnertz Avenue Christmas Display Lehnertz Avenue Christmas Display
Traditional Christmas story drive-through neighborhood where residents each display a part of the original Christmas story complete with all the bibli...View Details
Lyon Farm & Village Lyon Farm & Village
The Lyon Farm features 15 historic buildings that trace the history of Kendall County plus an 1819 Chicago Burlington & Quincy caboose, a fully-st...View Details
Sandwich Opera House Sandwich Opera House
Built in 1878 and restored in 1986, the Opera House today provides performing arts from classical to country, dance, student recitals, summer theatre ...View Details
Schingoethe Center of Aurora University Schingoethe Center of Aurora University
Schingoethe Center is a collection of Native American artifacts as well as artwork by both Native American and non-Native American artists. Admissi...View Details
Spring Bluff Nursery Spring Bluff Nursery
Spring Bluff has U-pick Christmas trees, fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, honey, pumpkins, harvest decorations, nursery/greenhouse. Spring B...View Details
Stone Mill Museum Stone Mill Museum
A four-floor large museum located in a former stone mill, including items from the area and a room dedicated to Native America artifacts. A 24' long m...View Details
William Tanner House William Tanner House
The William Tanner House has proudly been the home of the Aurora Historical Society since it was donated by the family in 1936. The house was a gift t...View Details


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