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Aurora History Museum

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Address: 15051 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012-1554
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2015
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Aurora, United States
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Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 September 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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Reviewed 13 August 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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Reviewed 13 July 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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Thank Curt S
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Reviewed 3 July 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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Reviewed 1 July 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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1 Thank JCPGEP
Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

They update the Museum with new items . The history of the old restored trolly care is very interesting and well done. We have donated items from time to time since we are long time residents of this city.

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1 Thank Bruce D
Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Small museum that shows history of Aurora with changing exhibits. Within walking distance of various buildings in area: Aurora Public Library, Center Pointe Plaza, and the Century 21 Theaters and mall.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

The Aurora History Museum is great little museum with changing exhibits for kids and kids at heart. The museum is free but donation is appreciated. I like to visit the museum with my little girl and there is always something new to keep me coming. Please note the museum is closed on Mondays. Park by the Aurora Central Library and... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

We visited the Aurora History Museum on New Year’s Eve. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 0900-1600 and Saturday and Sunday from 1100-1600. They are closed Mondays and on national holidays. The museum is free to the public and also services as a cultural center. It is located adjacent to the Aurora City Hall and shares a parking... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

It Small. The exhibits are put together well. It's fun to spend a hour or so. The price is right. Check it out!

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