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From interactive science museums to public displays dedicated to the area's rich natural, agricultural, and Civil War histories, you can visit fascinating artifacts and amazing collections at historic settings that include centuries old fire stations, opera houses, county buildings, train depots, and farms in the Aurora Area. 

Air Classics Museum of Aviation Air Classics Museum of Aviation
Air Classics is an aviation museum located at Aurora Municipal Airport - ARR where the aircraft actually fly. You can climb into the pilot's seat ...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
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 al...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
Bliss House Museum
The Bliss House Museum is operated by the Sugar Grove Historical Society and houses historical exhibits about the village of Sugar Grove and surroundi...View Details
Chicago, Quincy & Burlington Machine Shop & Roundhouse, 1856 Chicago, Quincy & Burlington Machine Shop & Roundhouse, 1856
The historic machine shops of this pre-Civil War railroad complex have been renovated into a multi-modal regional transportation center in a lime...View Details
David L. Pierce Art & History Center David L. Pierce Art & History Center
Owned and maintained by the City of Aurora, the Center contains the main offices and exhibition galleries of the Historical Society and the Aurora Pub...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
Edith Farnsworth House Edith Farnsworth House
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, the Farnsworth House is the quintessential example o...View Details
Fermilab's Lederman Science Center Fermilab's Lederman Science Center
The Leon M. Lederman Science Education Center houses hands-on exhibits for ages 10+, technology and science labs, a store and the K-12 Teacher Resourc...View Details
Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Hall, Aurora Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Hall, Aurora
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Hall was a sanctuary. It served as a gathering place for those who had fought side by side on Civil War battlefie...View Details
Hinckley Historical Society Museum Hinckley Historical Society Museum
See the mastodon diorama and displays of historic homes. Open Saturdays 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and by appointment....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 tr...View Details
Laws of Nature Center, Kendall County Courthouse Laws of Nature Center, Kendall County Courthouse
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
Little White School Museum Little White School Museum
The Little White School Museum located at 72 Polk Street in downtown Oswego, IL holds the rich history of the community and reflects the spirit of its...View Details
Phillips Park Visitors Center & Mastodon Gallery Phillips Park Visitors Center & Mastodon Gallery
Phillips Park Visitors Center and Mastodon Gallery showcases the mastodon bones that were unearthed in the park during a 1934 Civil Works Administrati...View Details
Red Oak Nature Center Red Oak Nature Center
Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center (On Route 25, one mile north of Route 56 • 630-897-1808) is surrounded by 40...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. Admission ...View Details
SciTech Hands-On Museum SciTech Hands-On Museum
Aurora's interactive science and technology center is celebrating its 30th year offering hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of everyth...View Details
Settler's Cottage Museum Settler's Cottage Museum
Tour the oldest remaining structure in the Village. The home was originally owned by Montgomery’s founder, Daniel Gray. A museum offers an educa...View Details
Smallville Museum Smallville Museum
Selected to represent Smallville in the films “Man of Steel” and “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Plano is now the home...View Details
Veterans Memorial Walk Veterans Memorial Walk
It’s a humbling experience to take the Veterans Memorial Walk in downtown Oswego. The Walk stretches from just outside the downtown Oswego Publi...View Details
William Tanner House, 1857 William Tanner House, 1857
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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