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Aurora History Museum

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Address: 15051 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012-1554
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+1 303-739-6660

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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Worth the visit.

Not only is this local Aurora history and memorabilia but items that anyone who grew up in the U.S.will recognize .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Aurora, Colorado
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum may not be as large as others, but is quite the delight. The venues of exhibits varies and sure to please everyone.

Thank Kathy D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is this local Aurora history and memorabilia but items that anyone who grew up in the U.S.will recognize .

Thank T L
Parker, Colorado
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117 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by how cool this Museum was. Plenty to see for both adults, and kids. If you are in the area you will be glad you stopped by to check this place out.

Thank Dwayne A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

One of the best deals in town. For the cost of an optional donation, you can experience Aurora's history and other regional exhibits. We've enjoyed the Doctor's Office exhibit and the TV Repair shop exhibit in the past. And, the craft displays are always a treat.

Thank j d
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Found this museum, which is directly next to a Police Memorial Wall, wall is in the back-outside. This museum is small. We had some time to spare before we headed to the airport and walked through in about thirty minutes. There is no charge to enter.

Thank 1PalapasOnTheBeach
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The staff was nice and the place interesting. Not sure it would be something to drive to unless you were looking to get on the other side of Denver Traffic to catch a flight at the airport. We had a 5:30 and wanted to be close so we looked for something to do in Aurora. It was interesting history and... More 

Thank Greg C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is always very interesting. It always has a special exhibit and always very good. I have never had crowds and the displays are wonderful. I would recommend.

Thank gypsymonica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

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

Thank RGB25
Aurora, CO
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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!!

Thank goseefalls
Yuma, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 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 

Thank bstreetkid

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