Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Aurora, Ill. 60505
Cost: $5, $3 kids
Hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Groups by appointment
Located in Aurora's 1894 Central Fire Station, the museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. "Getting There, Getting Water, Getting Rescued" reveals 150 years of fire fighting history. Pass a leather fire bucket, see fire horse stalls and turn in a fire alarm, complete with ringing bells and a ticker-tape. 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 firefighting on video touch-screens and view antique fire apparatus. Check the website for special events, group tour party info.