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Aurora Regional Fire Museum

53 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505-3328
+1 630-256-4140
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Great place to see vintage fire trucks!

This was a great place to see vintage fire trucks all polished up. There’s a cute little gift shop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maureen R
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Aurora, Illinois
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Beautiful museum that all ages can enjoy

Treat yourself to a visit to Aurora Regional Fire Museum in Aurora. It's a gorgeous and interesting... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Marissa A
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The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is located in Aurora's old Central Fire Station. The museum is open to the public regular hours, and features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters.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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53 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505-3328
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great place to see vintage fire trucks all polished up. There’s a cute little gift shop also and the young and old would enjoy this museum.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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 enjoyable to kids to play. A fun and educational place! The also...More

Thank Marissa A
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Was doing research on The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and this museum had plenty to look at. If you are a fire fighter buff, then this is a don't miss museum. Great to bring the kids too as well!

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I was just driving by and saw the "open" sign outside. Went in and was very surprised. Very cool building with a lot of cool information and great information about the history of fire fighting. I really learned a lot and enjoyed walking around this...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This museum is all things related to fire-fighting, from the early days (wooden water pipes, hand-pumps, and horse stalls are on display) to modern times. They have a number of trucks and engines restored and displayed on the first floor. Upstairs, you get a peek...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Went here, kind of on a lark, and were very pleasantly surprised. The museum itself is in the old Aurora Central Fire Station, so there's a lot of history in the space, and it's full of very interesting and interactive exhibits on the history of...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

One of the old time firehouses redone with equipment and stories galore. Well educated guides to help out with questions or just to fill in the blanks.

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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed stopping at this museum. Very old unique displays. A few hands on things for the kids and a great friendly staff to answer questions. A lot of old pictures of the former firefighters who worked in the building and area. Recommended donation...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This little museum has displays starting back in the 1800's up til present day technology. It has story boards of large old fires, old equipment and a small gift shop.

1  Thank Randy R
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

Excellent place to go for the fireman or buff in your life. Curator David Lewis is a real gem. Excellent displays and a great restoration

Thank Fred O
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