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.

Main Street Aurora

Main Street Aurora - 231 Main St., Suite 210, Aurora, IN 47001 - 812-926-1100

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Windows of Aurora App

Check out this great new app from the Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau. Take part in an interactive walking tour of over 64 window murals located in the historic town of Aurora, Indiana depicting life in Aurora in the 1800's, right from your phone or tablet.

This app is compatible with Apple iPhone or iPad. If you would like to download this app, simply click on the link below and it will take you to the correct App Store page.

Making Faces Murals

Making Faces mural building

Here is your opportunity to have your likeness or that of someone you know immortalized in downtown Aurora. Main Street Aurora has commissioned award winning Southeastern Indiana Art Guild member Cindy Crofoot to do the artwork for each of the windows of the Don Andrews Building, located at 102 Judiciary Street, shown above. There will be 10 murals in all when the project is finished.

The cost for each face is $75. Multiple faces can be sponsored.

For more information call: 812-926-1100.

For a printable order form Click Here

Walking Tour Pamphlet

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Who We Are

Since 1998, Main Street Aurora has been working hard to make a difference in Historic Downtown Aurora. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works closely with the City of Aurora. Our mission to revitalize the downtown keeps us striving to find new ways to build interest in the city. Main Street Aurora is a Certified Main Street program both nationally and through Indiana Main Street. We are volunteer guided and driven.

Board of Directors

Judy S. Hizer, President

Debbie Fehling, Vice President

James G. Waldon, Past President

Terri Schmeltzer, Secretary

Samantha J. Peddenpohl, Treasurer

Pamela Brandes, Member

R. Brett Fehrman, Member

Wayne Schroeder, Member

Nancy Turner, Executive Director

What We Do

Main Street Aurora plans, sponsors and staffs successful projects and events like the Windows of Aurora historic murals, Celebrate Aurora, Entry signs and banners, Senior Dances on Main; Historic Walking & Window Tours, the Where Is This? contest and Miracle on Main Street, to name a few. We also produce full-color brochures and publish a bi-monthly newsletter to promote all that makes Aurora a unique destination.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Main Street Aurora is to revitalize the historic downtown physically, commercially, and as a community gathering place.

Vision Statement

Downtown Aurora will be a thriving business, residential and arts community offering a unique experience that seamlessly blends the natural beauty of its landscape, preservation of its historic heritage and a multitude of retail, entertainment and service establishments.