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Area Attractions

Splash Pad
Splash Pad
The Splash Pad, located within Pine Grove Park, is free to use and open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily in the Summer Months.
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Aurora's Splash Pad was donated by Caring for the Kids Community

Aurora's Pickleball Court
Pickleball Court
Aurora's Pickleball Court is located on 11 Central Avenue. Rackets may be checked out at the library.
Pickleball Courts donated by the Jim Gillach Memorial Fund. 

Photo by Shawn Callahan

Mesabi Trail
Mesabi Trail Head in Aurora
Offers an abundance of nature and outdoor experiences. You may choose to walk, hike, bike, skate, ski, snowshoe along the trail as it transverses 25 communities from Grand Rapids to Ely. 
Visit for more information.

St. James Pit Trail

Located around the scenic Lake St. James, this approximately 3 mile paved multi-use trail offers walkers, hikers, bikers,  roller-bladers and strollers a breathtaking view of Lake St. James on a winding path through majestic pines and wildlife.
For more information, visit our Park & Recreation Page.

Pine Grove Park
05-2019 Pine Grove Park Trails

In the center of Aurora along Highway 110, Pine Grove Park offers a picturesque setting rolling hills and mature trees providing serenity and shade.  Recently renovated Ed Berdice Ball field is a show-stopping field appropriate for Little League and Girls Softball.
For more information, visit our Park & Recreation Page.

Aurora's History through Photos
Aurora City Hall History Case
Walk  through City Hall and view the pictures that have been compiled to preserve Aurora’s history from early 1900’s to present day.  We welcome all visitors to the photo tour!

Northern Lights Music Festival

The Northern Lights Music Festival brings fine professional classical music to the Iron Range. Founded in 2003 by Aurora native, Veda Zuponcic, the festival brings opera, symphonic music and chamber music to Aurora as well as other Range cities .
For more information, go to
Northern Lights Music Festival
Finale of Act I from Rossini's La Cenerentola. To view the Finale:

 Giants Ridge
Giants Ridge Ski Hills
A true recreation center!
Summer and winter fun all in one location! Biking, cross county,  alpine, and premiere golfing are just a few of the activities Giants Ridge has to offer.
Giants Ridge is home to many events, including the Pepsi Challenge Ski Race held annually in January.
Visit for more information and to plan your next getaway!
*photo courtesy of Giants Ridge