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Aurora, Missouri

  • City Hall

    City HallThe City Hall was built in 1918 of brick over tile and partly from rubble from the previously burned building. The ground was raised about 3 feet before the new building was built....
    City Hall
  • Bank of Aurora

    Bank of AuroraThe Bank of Aurora was organized in 1887. It was robbed in the 1930s as a thief jumped through one of the windows to the right of the front door....
    Bank of Aurora
  • Old National Guard Armory

    Old National Guard ArmoryThe National Guard Armory was built in Art Deco style during WWII during which it was the evacuation point for Ft. Leonard Wood officers....
    Old National Guard Armory
  • Elsey-Hemphill Carriage Co.

    Elsey-Hemphill Carriage Co.The Elsey-Hemphill Carriage Company built and sold Studebaker Wagons and Carriages, harnesses, and repaired horse drawn equipment....
    Elsey-Hemphill Carriage Co.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

W.H. Scott Home

The Scott home was built in 1906 for $38,000 taking 20 laborers and two years to build. The light fixtures are attached to gas and electric lines.

Aurora, MO Historic Homes

Sunset Drive In

The drive-in theatre is one of the few remaining in the area and families from Joplin and Springfield as well as farther away drive to Aurora to see movies here. It'

Aurora, MO Theatres


Missouri Pacific Train Station Museum

The Chamber of Commerce, the original railway depot station, was completely remodeled with a lot of hard work, dedication, and voluntarism from local citizens. Included in the building is the office of the Chamber as well as an information area, a community room, and the Historical Museum.

Aurora, MO Museums

Aurora Carnegie Library

The Carnegie library was built in 1917-18 for $18,000

Aurora, MO Carnegie Libraries

Things to do near Aurora, MO