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Travelers who enjoy spending time exploring local museums during their vacations will rapidly find that Aurora is not the best place for doing so. Travelers should not be disappointed, however, because the surrounding area just outside of Aurora offers much to explore in the way of museums and other historical attractions. There are twenty five major museums within twenty miles of downtown Aurora .
The one major museum located within Aurora itself is the Aurora History Museum . It has both permanent and temporary exhibits which provide visitors with information about the area. Best of all, this museum is free to visit. It is closed on Mondays and open until four in the evening all throughout the week. Opening hour on Tuesday through Friday is nine in the morning and opening hour on weekends is eleven in the morning. More information is available on the museum’s website at
Museums which are located in nearby Denver and which may be of interest to Aurora visitors include the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Forney Museum of Transportation, and the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum . Denver museums of interest to travelers who have a fascination with local art include the Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for the Visual Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Western Art . Travelers can learn more about these and other nearby museums by visiting