Aurora Regional Fire Museum, Aurora

4.7
#9 of 18 in Things to do in Aurora
The museum's primary exhibit, "Getting There, Getting Water, Getting Rescued" traces the evolution of the tools and technology used by firefighters. Visitors can pass a leather fire bucket from the early 1800s. See the horse stalls and the "real" fire horses. Discover what was found under the floor boards of the old central fire station. Marvel at the strange looking Vajen-Bader smoke mask. See and hear how modern fire apparatus clears the streets with sirens, air horns, and devices that change traffic lights green. Watch vintage film clips of firefighters and fire engines on one of five video touch-screens. All this in addition to five pieces of fire apparatus on display in a fully restored 1894 fire station.
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  • This was a great place to see vintage fire trucks all polished up. There‚Äôs a cute little gift shop also and the young and old would enjoy this museum.  more »
  • Treat yourself to a visit to Aurora Regional Fire Museum in Aurora. It's a gorgeous and interesting museum with lots of history and fun, hands on displays. The children's room upstairs is especially e...  more »
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  • I am torn between a 3 and 4. My husband and I go to the casino a couple times a year and kept saying we would go to this museum. Finally, we stopped being all talk and went. We both left feeling a little underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong. The main floor was great. Tons of information. Neat interactive displays. The older fire trucks were interesting. Beyond the main showroom, there was little to see. I'm not exactly sure what we were expecting, but it was maybe a little different than what we got. Decent for a one-time, 30 to 45-minute cheap something to do.
  • It was nice a good place to take the kids but there wasn't alot of things to see

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