Major Historic Places to Visit In Aurora

Tour one of the many historical sites across the city and visit a number of the locations that created cultural significance for years to come.

Aurora History Museum
Where: 15051 E. Alameda

The Aurora History Museum is a community-based history, arts, and cultural center featuring a permanent exhibition on the history of Aurora, as well as two changing exhibit galleries focusing on aspects of local, state, and regional history, cultural awareness, and appreciation, and decorative and fine arts. Programs, tours, workshops, teas, and family events are offered for all ages throughout the year. Take a look at their website for more information on hours.

Where: 10451 E Yale Ave.

Founded in 1971, Denver's Babi Yar Park is a living memorial to the thousands of Jews, Romani, Ukrainians, and others who were murdered between 1941 and 1943 at the Babi Yar ravine on the outskirts of Kyiv. Today, Babi Yar Park is a place for memorial gatherings, walking, biking, educational tours, and quiet remembrance. It is a place that respectfully welcomes the voices of victims and survivors of world terrorism without speaking for them or representing their pain.

Where: 756 Telluride St.

The Colorado Freedom Memorial honors those who've given the ultimate sacrifice for our country like no other monument in the United States. Located near Buckley Air Force Base, its glass panels house the names of nearly 6000 killed in action since Colorado became a state. For visitors, the memorial is a site to remember the heroes of Colorado.

7/20 Memorial
Where: 15151 E Alameda Pkwy

The 7/20 Memorial honoring the victims, families, and survivors of the Aurora theatre shooting of 2012 offers a message of comfort, peace, hope, and strength not only to those affected but to all who visit. "Accentuate," is a sculptural composition of 83 cranes, each containing notes gathered from loved ones and the community inside, located in the City of Aurora Municipal Center's Water-wise Reflection Garden.