Aurora may be only 37 miles from Chicago, but this thriving city of 200,000 people has attractions of its own. Situated on the Fox River with its downtown historic district located on Stolp Island, Aurora's culture, history, arts, parks and great restaurants make it a wonderful vacation spot.
Discover this eclectic city by visiting these attractions:
You will find plenty of outdoor fun in Fox River Valley, including Blackberry Farm. Climb aboard a miniature train or take a hayride tour of its 54 acres of beautiful gardens, fishing lakes and museums. For great hiking, visit the Red Oak Nature Center, which includes numerous trails and Devil's Cave, one of the only caves in the Chicago area. During the warmer months, you will want to head over to Splash Country Water Park for a day of fun in the waterfalls and pools.
For inquisitive travelers, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum offers an interesting perspective on local history, with over 1000 artifacts, antique fire engines and history of the Chicago Fire. Another museum option is the SciTech Hands On Museum. With their interactive exhibits, SciTech offers something for all ages.
Arts are big in Aurora, IL, which you will discover at the Paramount Theatre. Take in a comedy act, concert, Broadway show or even a movie.
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