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Aurora, Illinois, USA

Attractions in Aurora, Illinois


  • Sports Zone Dome & Family Fun Center
    100 Business Route 30, Aurora, IL 60503
    630-820-8624, This year round, fun family center has something for everyone and features Chicagoland's first golf dome, as well as the longest go-kart track in the Western Suburbs. ... more info  map

  • Swimming Stones
    Located at Corner of Stolp Avenue & Benton Street
    630-906-0654, Aurora's infamous kinetic water sculpture which was sculpted by Christian Tobin, this sculpture combines art with the laws of physics that enable giant stones to rock,... more info  map


  • Hollywood Casino
    One New York Street Bridge, Aurora, IL 60506
    630-801-1234, Chicagoland's biggest and best casino complex, this riverboat gaming facility offers 1,150 loose slots, 24 hot table games, and live poker, all on a 53,000 square-foot... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Farnsworth House
    14520 River Road, Aurora, IL 60545
    Located in Plano
    630-552-8622, The first and most celebrated domestic structure designed by Mies van der Rohe after his arrival to the United States, this modernist's masterpiece is nestled on the... more info  map

  • Grand Army of the Republic Memorial
    23 East Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60505
    630-906-0654, This Gothic Revival building stands as a memorial for the Grand Army of the Republic and it features a military memorabilia collection, including a wide range of Civil... more info  map

  • Little White School Museum
    Located at Jackson & Polk Streets in Oswego
    630-554-2999, Originally constructed as a church, this Greek Revival building also served as a schoolhouse for nearly 50 years. It now houses thousands of artifacts and photos,... more info  map

  • Lyon Farm and Village
    Located on Dunbar Lane in Yorkville
    630-553-6777, A wide variety of interesting, historic buildings and artifacts that trace the history of Kendall County can be found at this village where visitors can learn about... more info  map

  • Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple of Greater Chicago
    1145 West Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506
    630-844-2252, One of the only three Sri Venkateswara Hindu temples in the United States, this temple has been serving the Indian community since 1983. more info  map

  • William Tanner House Museum
    305 Cedar Street, Aurora, IL 60506
    630-897-9029, This historic Italianate house was once owned by prominent merchant William Tanner and it is now home to the Aurora Historical Museum, which offers tours of the fully... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Aurora History Center
    305 Cedar Street, Aurora, IL 60506
    Located Next to the William Tanner House
    630-897-9029, Documentary and research materials dating from the 1830s to the present, including letters, legal documents, books, and maps, are displayed at this center that also... more info  map

  • Aurora Public Library
    1 East Benton Street, Aurora, IL 60505
    630-264-4100, Established in 1881, the Aurora Public Library offers the community informative materials and programs. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Air Classics Museum of Aviation
    43W77 Route 30, Aurora, IL 60554
    Located at Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove
    630-466-0888, This museum contains all types of vintage military and training planes, as well as displays of aviation uniforms and memorabilia and an exciting array of hands-on... more info

  • Aurora Art and History Center
    20 East Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60505
    630-906-0650, Formed in 1906 to preserve and promote the history of Aurora, this museum contains three floors of changing exhibitions, as well as a great collection of photographs,... more info  map

  • Aurora Regional Fire Museum
    53 North Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505
    630-892-1572, An exhibit of the Great Chicago Fire, as well as uniforms and photographs, are on display at this museum that is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the artifacts and... more info  map

  • Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village
    100 South Barnes Road, Aurora, IL 60506
    630-892-1550, Situated on 55 scenic acres, this living history museum is complete with a lake, ponds, a meandering stream, an arboretum with over 200 varieties of trees, and historic... more info  map

  • Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures
    347 South Gladstone Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506
    Located at Aurora University
    630-844-5656, Containing a collection of over 6,000 items of Native American arts, artifacts, and related materials donated by the Schingoethes, this museum explores historical and... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Aurora West Forest Preserve
    Between Galena Boulevard & Route 56, Aurora, IL 60506
    Located on Hankes Road
    630-232-5980, This preserve features over 40 acres of mature woodland with large oak trees, a diverse assortment of native shrubs, and a wet soil valley. more info  map

  • Bliss Woods Forest Preserve
    5S660 Bliss Road, Aurora, IL 60554
    Located in Sugar Grove
    630-232-5980, Get a glimpse at the natural environment that existed in this area before European settlers arrived while at this 285 nature preserve where you will find plant species... more info

  • Phillips Park
    Located on Smith Boulevard
    630-898-7228, This 280 acre mammouth park has a wide variety of recreational features, including picnic facilities, a children's playground, waterfalls, sunken gardens, sand... more info  map

  • Phillips Park Zoo
    901 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL 60505
    630-978-4700, An educational experience for students, groups, and citizens is provided at this zoo where animals are kept in a safe environment and natural habitats to the best extent... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • SciTech Hands-On Museum
    18 West Benton, Aurora, IL 60506
    630-859-3434, More than 200 exhibits on light, magnetism, weather, math, physics, and chemistry can be found at this fun and entertaining science museum which encourages people of all... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Aurora Downtown Walking Tour
    44 West Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506
    630-897-5581, Take an informative and intriguing self-guided tour of Aurora's historic downtown and see numerous historic buildings and sites. Tour brochures are available at the... more info  map


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