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.

Golf, Skiing, Hunting, & Fishing


The Links at Rising Star Casino

The Links Golf Course at Rising Star Casino.

The Links is Southern Indiana’s only Scottish links-style golf course. This course features gently rolling bent grass fairways and greens nestled among traditional long waste bunkers, winding lakes, heather rough, and panoramic views of the Ohio River Valley. It’s a challenging and fun course for both recreational and skilled players. Play the forward tees at a modest 5,000 yards or swing the big sticks from the back tees at over 6,800 yards.

For more information call: 1-800-472-6331

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Perfect North Slopes

View of the clubhouse from the Deaborn Country Club Golf Course.

If it's winter action you crave, then head for Perfect North Slopes. With 23 trails, 2 terrain parks, 5 chairlifts, & 6 carpet lifts, skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will love the variety at the resort. 250 snow guns on the hills keep the slopes white all winter for you to enjoy. For a different snow activity, go for a slide on our 750' snow tubing hill. With 23 tubing lanes to choose from and a surface lift to get you back to the top, this is the perfect family activity. We provide the snow tubes, and you just hop on and slide!

The resort is open daily during the winter months and has everything you'll need for a day on the slopes. We offer ski and snowboard rentals, daily lessons, group rates, night skiing, and great food for you to enjoy inside the lodge. For more information call: 812-537-3754.

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Hunting & Fishing

The natural landscape of Aurora and its surrounding locale are rich in forested areas that provide prime hunting grounds for a variety of game animals at various times of the year. There is also immediate access to the Ohio River, as well as untold numbers lakes, rivers, streams, and other water sources that provide bountiful fishing opportunities. For a person who enjoys the outdoor lifestyle, Southern Indiana provides some sort of activities at all times of the year.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.

From their website you can find a lot of useful information. One can find everything from licensing and permits to recommendations for places to visit and the maps to keep you in the right direction once you are there.

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