Message from Mayor
Donnie Hastings, Jr.

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Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.

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News & Events

Fall in Love with Aurora Awards 2017.

Squatch Watch 2017

During the month of October each year a tribe of the elusive Red Ribbon Sasquatch’s come to Dearborn County to prepare for the coming winter. They bring information and good intentions. Join us to track them and collect their wisdom. The tribe has 12 Sasquatch’s in it and they move all around the county for only 27 days. Click the links below for more information and to get copy of your own Squatch Tracking Sheet!

This event is brought to you by Dearborn County Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA).

Experience your city from a different point of view. The River Cities Bike Share Program is a great way to get around downtown areas of Aurora and Lawrenceburg, and along the six-mile stretch of the Dearborn Trail. Get out, get pedaling, and have some fun!

Five-year Parks Master Plan logo.

The Aurora 5-Year Parks Master Plan will continue the current efforts of the town to develop its parks system to meet the needs of its residents. The project will engage residents and community leaders to provide recommendations that seek to improve the current parks system. The plan’s recommendations will focus on infrastructure improvements, but will also address policy and program updates to support the continued growth of the parks system.

Check out the Master Plan website for information about what the Plan is, and when public forums will be held to allow residents to give their input on the proposal.

Community Business Highlight

City of Aurora Congratulates

The Dearborn Country Club
Celebrating 90 Years!

Dearborn Country
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170 Country Club Lane, Aurora, IN 47001

(812) 926-1747 - -

It all started as the Wymond family farm in the 1800’s. Their home was as an essential part of the underground railroad, hiding escaped slaves in a secret room of the farm house. In 1926, a group of businessmen conceived the idea of a country club. They purchased the Wymond Estate overlooking the Wilson Creek Valley and established the home as the centerpiece of the club. In 1992, the club board decided to change the original 9-hole golf course to the current 18-holes. On February 3, 2003, fire destroyed the old mansion. Now standing on the site of the original clubhouse, is a 25,000-square foot state of the art facility.

In 2010, the largest independent banquet operations in the tristate began hosting meetings, banquets, and weddings at the Dearborn Country Club. Receptions Inc. menus and packages are offered for all banquets, and with three different sized banquet rooms, any party size can be handled. The Club also manages outdoor, tented events at Veraestau Historic Landmark and Mission Heights Farm.

Keeping up with the times and local demand, Woody’s Bar & Grille was born. The crowd-pleasing menu offers steak, pork chops, numerous appetizers and home-style meals. Every Sunday, Woody’s features an amazing Sunday brunch buffet with omelets, Belgian waffles, meats, casseroles, and much more! Also featured on Sundays, delicious, family-style kettle fried chicken.

October - November 2017

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IN Orbit 2017

Great Crescent Brewery logo. IN Orbit 2017 IPA logo.

Local business, Great Crescent Brewery, believes that Indiana hops producers should be recognized for their efforts. To that end, the brewers there have developed a version of their Orbit American IPA that has been brewed with a variety of hops that have been sourced entirely from Indiana farms.

IN Orbit IPA will be available starting in November. You can grab an IN Orbit or any of the other tasty brews in the Taproom at Great Crescent, open Friday and Saturday from 12pm - 10pm. Check out the complete press release below, or go to the brewery website to find out more about this fantastic local business.

Aurora Ghost Walk 2017 around historic downtown Aurora and Hillforest Mansion.

ARCC Open 24/7

All Aurora Recreational Community Center (ARCC) members now have 24/7 access to the first floor fitness area, locker rooms, showers, and gymnasium. Second floor fitness areas will be available during staffed hours.

Stop in at the front desk and request your 24/7 access card today!

For more information call 812-926-2311
or visit our Website.

City of Aurora
Wayfinding Businesses

Check out the new City of Aurora Wayfinding Map, a map of all businesses in the Aurora downtown area. This important aspect of downtown revitalization was proudly designed and funded by Main Street Aurora.

You may click the button below to view the enlarged map, or you can see it at its permanent location over on the Retail, Restaurants and Services Page. Now, in addition to addresses and phone numbers, you will be able to see exactly where in Aurora the business you are looking for is located.

Letter From The
City Manager

" I call them the “A Team” here in Aurora. Trust me, the title is well deserved. "

To find out why, read more from
City Manager, Guinevere Emery.

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Vistas of Aurora

Whether you come to Aurora, you are treated to a charming view of a river town which is historic, yet constantly changing. The appealing panoramas of the many spires and 19th century buildings are punctuated by countless small details, both attractive and creative, that have been capturing people’s attention for over a century and a half. We hope after watching this slideshow you’ll want to walk the streets in our Historic District, looking for these and other sights which say “Welcome,” and “Stay awhile!”

New Businesses

Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. and the City of Aurora along with the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new businesses and re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since September 2012.

  • Oddities ribbon cutting in Aurora, Indiana.

    Oddities, owner Blake Haag, 312 Third Street

  • Main Source Bank ribbon cutting in Aurora, IN.

    Main Source Bank, 104 Link's Way (off of US 50)

  • DJ's Bakery, 523 Green Blvd.(US 50)

  • Aurora Floral's All About Home, manager Sandy Jordan, 412 Second St.

  • Art Angels, owners Claudia and William Phelps, 109 Third St.

  • Parlour of Aurora, owners Susan and Terry Bourquein, 305 Sunnyside Ave.

  • EveryDay Hair Design, owner Dena Tibbits, 211 Exporting Street

  • Comb’s Pizza, owner Bubby Combs, 329 Second Street

  • 3rd & Main Restaurant, owner Ron Sweeney, Corner of Third & Main

  • Personally Yours, owner Kerrie Ohlmansiek, 308 Third Street and Body Kneads by Sherry, owner Sherry Roland, 308 Third Street

  • Aurora Farm & Garden, owner Adam Kennett, 228 Exporting Street

Aurora, Indiana...

"A place where memories come alive, as new ones are created."