Best Places To See in Aurora, IL

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Aurora, IL. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL 60505

Since 1915

Zoo, Aquarium, Park, Gift Shops, Events, Outdoor and Indoor Exhibits, Zoos, Daily Presentations, Kid's Zone, Plant Life, Company Events, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Picnics, Programs for Kids, River Otters, Great Horned Owls, Llamas and Pygmy Goats, Gray Wolves, Farmyard Animals, School Field Trips, Conservation, Family & Adults Programs

Free Admission - There is also Education Center which is used by the ZooCiety for various activities throughout the year - Extensive work has also been done on the exhibits for otters, wolves, elks and remodeling the reptile house

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pleasantly surprised with Phillips Park Zoo. Free and Local, can't beat that! Very happy with the animals we saw. Every exhibit had signs with information that was easy for my son to read. We enjoyed the longer than expected train ride, also free, that took us all around the park and showed us areas we were unaware of. Zoo was clean and well kept. No complaints. The garden is beautiful. And the mastodon exhibit is fun and educational. We will definitely be back.
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18 West Benton Street, Aurora, IL 60506

Since 1987

Museum, Events, Educational Programs, Educational Philosophy, Scholarship Programs, Summer Camps, Camp Policies, Scholarships Camps, Group Field Trips, Overnights, Scout Programs, Birthday Parties, Day Camps, Private Parties, Special Events, Workshops, Educational Programs, Students, Teachers, Adult, Youth & Family Programs

Children ages 3 years and younger: Free Admission - Discounts on special events - 10% discount at SciTech’s STEAMMART - 10% Off Birthday Parties and Camps - ASTC Membership Free or reduced admission to over 300 science centers worldwide

Price: $8 General Public ages 4-59, $6 Military & Seniors 60+

Tue - Fri : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun & Mon : Closed

My husband and I were looking tk do something locally and differ than we normally do with the boys; so I decided to search Groupon for some ideas and came across this place. Upon entry there was a cute little colorful dinosaur in the front of the building. One we entered the lady at the front desk was so friendly and being that it was our first time being that explained what was on every level and what activities were avaliable to children.
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53 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

Since 1968

Fire Museum, Meetings Rentals, Collection, Exhibitions, Educational Programs, Group Tours Visits, Historical Information, Old Central Fire Station's Renovation, Stores, Field Trips, Cooking Classes, Summer Camps, Special Events, Workshops, Rental Facility, Gift Shops, Educational Programs, Students, Teachers, Adult, Youth & Family Programs

Discount rates are available for groups of ten or more - They will preserve and exhibit the artifacts and history of Aurora and surrounding area fire departments, as well as teach and promote fire safety and prevention

Price: $5.00 Adults & $3.00 Children

Thu & Fri : 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun - Wed : Closed

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is a local jewel of firefighting history nestled inside a beautiful historic building in downtown Aurora. The museum houses local firefighting artifacts and equipment, as well as items acquired from the Smithsonian's collection. Interactive displays, complete with educational videos, walk you through the history of firefighting. There is also a small gift shop inside the museum with books, toys and other assorted gifts.
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