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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

Aurora Carnegie Library

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

Aurora, MO Carnegie Libraries

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

Historic Tour

The Chamber of Commerce has designed a walking/driving tour of historic sites throughout Aurora including sixteen historic buildings and homes dating from 1880 to the early 1900

Aurora, MO Tours

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


Things to do near Aurora, MO

Roaring River Theatre

Live family entertainment. Country, gospel and comedy. Bluegrass first Fri. of every month, year-round. Variety music show, A...

Big Sugar Creek State Parks

This 2,047-acre park was acquired in 1992 and currently has no facilities. Please Call...