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Aurora (Illinois)

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Aurora (Illinois)

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Aurora is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, located about 35 miles west of Chicago. It is probably best known for being the setting of the "Wayne's world" movies

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By Car: Aurora is just off the East-West Tollway (I-88) in Illinois. Take the Route 31 exit south.

By Train: Aurora is part of Chicago's Metra commuter rail system, the last stop on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line which leaves from Union Station in the Loop.

By Bus: Greyhound makes a stop at the Aurora train station on its Chicago-Des Moines-Omaha route, but the express buses will not stop there. Also, the Aurora train station is a local hub for PACE, the Chicagoland suburban bus service.

By Air: Aurora has a small municipal airport of its own, but the best way to go is to fly into one of the Chicago airports (O'Hare or Midway) and just take the train or a taxi to Aurora.

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African-American Heritage Museum & Black Veterans Archives
(815) 968-9770

Aurora Regional Fire Museum
(630) 892-1572

Batavia Depot Museum
(630) 406-5274

Batavia Riverwalk
(630) 879-5235

Blackberry Farm’s Pioneer Village
(630) 892-1550

Cinemark Tinseltown USA
(630) 906-0490

David L. Pierce Art & History Center
(630) 906-0650 (History) or (630) 906-0654 (Art)

Fabyan Dutch Windmill
(630) 232-4811

The Farnsworth House Estate
(630) 552-0052

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
(630) 840-3351

The Grand Army Of The Republic Hall
(630) 906-0654 or (630) 897-7221

Goodrich Randall 15
(630) 761-0501 or (630) 482-3456

Hollywood Casino – Aurora
(630) 801-1234 or (800) 888-7777

Kane County Cougars
(630) 232-8811

Kendall County Historical Society’s Heritage Hall & Chapel on the Green
(630) 553-6777

Kane County Eagles
(847) 727-2077

Kendall County Historical Society's Heritage Hall & Chapel On The Green
(630) 553-6777

Lyon Farm and Village (630) 554-3064 or (630) 553-6777

The Old Barn Museum
[email protected]

Paramount Arts Center
Home to "Broadway in the Burbs," this lovingly restored Art Deco movie palace presents live entertainment by world-class performers, plays, touring musicals and other special events.

Phillips Park
(630) 978-4774

Phillips Park Zoo
(630) 978-4700

Sunken Garden
(630) 978-4774

Visitors Center & Mastodon Gallery – Phillips Park
(630) 978-4774

Red Oak Nature Center
(630) 897-1808

Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures
(630) 844-7843

SciTech Hands-On Museum
(630) 859-3434

Walter Payton’s Roundhouse Complex
(630) 892-0034

William Tanner House
(630) 897-9029






  • Comfort Suites Aurora Hotel City Center [1] 111 North Broadway. 630 896 2800. About 50 minutes away from the O'Hare International Airport and Chicago's Midway Airport, and 10 minutes away from the Aurora Municipal Airport. Has meeting facilities.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora [2] 2423 Bushwood Drive. 630 907 2600. 127 hotel guest rooms equipped with microwave and refrigerator, free internet, a 6,000 square feet Indoor Pool Complex, and five Meeting Rooms with Video Conferencing capability.
  • Quality Inn Aurora O'Hare Airport Hotel. 4005 Gabrielle Lane. 630 820 3400. 25 miles from O'Hare International Airport, 2002 Silver Hospitality Award winning hotel.

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