Area Attractions





      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 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!

Mesabi TrailOffers 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.




ocated 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 ParkIn the center of Aurora along Highway 110, Pine Grove Park offers a picturesque setting rolling hills and mature trees providing serenity and shade. 

Newly 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






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Walk  through City Hall and view the pictures that have been compiled to      preserve Aurora’s history from early 1900’s to present day.  Open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, we welcome all visitors to the photo tour!


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 .  

The 2016 season will open on July 2 at Mesabi East High School with a Gala Opening Concert, and will produce Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on the Festive Fourth Concert at Mesabi East.  Puccini's tragic opera, Madama Butterfly opens in Aurora on July 15.  

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Looking for a vacation or  getaway that rejuvenates what the rest of the world takes away? Enjoy an experience like no other on northern Minnesota's Iron Trail.   Visit the Iron Trail Visitors Bureau Site at for more information.

The East Range All Class Reunion Committee invites you to attend this four-day, fun-filled event. 

Many events are being planned for every age, which includes activities such as a High Victorian Tea, family picnic, live music, Art Exhibit, and Alumni Basketball. 

You can keep up-to-date on events and happenings during the Reunion by visiting our website at,