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Aurora Regional Fire Museum, Aurora

4.7
#9 of 18 in Things to do in Aurora
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • The downstairs has interesting, old fire trucks and information. We had toddlers with us, so we didn't spend much time in that exhibit (no touching or climbing on trucks). Upstairs there is a...  more »
  • Great for kids of all ages. New exhibit's open quite regularly, great story's of the men/hero's who put their lives on the line for the great city we live in.  more »
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  • 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 into the lifestyle and the equipment that firefighters have.I used to attend the annual Gingerbread FIREhouse contest and displays, but that is no longer part of the tradition. They do have a family story-night that is great for the younger audiences, though!
  • Small museum filled with lots of information and history. Staff is very helpful. Very family friendly and fun for kids!
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