10 Things to Do in Aurora That You Shouldn't Miss

August 6, 2017 Madelene Haan

Aurora is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. Before being incorporated as a city, it was the location of the Aurora Colony, a religious commune founded in 1856 by William Keil who named the settlement after his daughter. The population was 918 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Aurora

1. Portland Rose Hot Air Balloons

23115 Airport Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002-8503
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5 based on 62 reviews

Portland Rose Hot Air Balloons

Reviewed By Madge464 - Tigard, Oregon

It took 65 years to score such a fabulous gift! I know these hot air balloon rides can be expensive, but this was so worth it! We arrived at 5 am, It was dark and we got to help prepare for the flight. This flight...MoreThanks for taking the time to review us. We are happy that you enjoyed your flight with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Thanks again, Derek.

2. Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071-8773 +1 503-634-2243
Excellent
65%
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4.5 based on 205 reviews

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Reviewed By Helen C

Good photo opportunities with tulips and 3 hot air balloons. You can ride on the balloons for a very short while but they don't go anywhere. Lots of fun for the kids such as face painting, pony and hay rides. Many food vendors. Admission is $5/person or $20/car. This weekend, quite a number of tulips have not blossomed yet, but there were enough blossoms to make our trip worthwhile.

3. Swan Island Dahlias

995 NW 22nd Ave, Canby, OR 97013-2202 +1 503-266-7711
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Swan Island Dahlias

Reviewed By LodiDazzles - Lodi

As a person who raises dahlias, this was an amazing experience! Wandered the fields gazing at the gorgeous flowers. Took pictures and had such a relaxing time during the visit. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Purchased dahlias to be delivered during the spring can't wait to grow my own piece of swan island.

4. World of Speed

27490 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070-9217 +1 503-563-6444
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

World of Speed

At World of Speed, we are all about motorsports. Our Mission: Education and entertainment through the celebration and preservation of motorsports. From drag racing and land speed records to hydroplanes and NASCAR, we love it all! Our educational museum features historic race cars, boats and motorcycles that tell the story of motorsports culture. Through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, the museum offers visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the racing world. The museum encompasses many aspects of motorsports, including drag racing, road racing, land speed racing, motorcycle racing, open wheel, NASCAR and hydroplanes. If you love motorsports as much as we do, stop by and check out our special exhibits like the Daytona Display, Wall of Sound, Oregon Sidewinders, and History of Northwest Drag Racing. While you are here you might as well take spin (or two) in one of our Race Car Simulators.

Reviewed By fftravelers - Wilsonville, Oregon

Highly specialized establishment to admire and enjoy the world of fast cars. Stock cars, Indy cars, record setting speed-mobiles - they've got quite a sample. There are a couple of participatory attractions such as driving an Indy car or competing with a friend on a dragster that will keep you in the game. Last, but not least, they play music from the era of the muscle cars. Takes you back to high school and college.

5. Rich's Gun Shop

10791 Oak St NE, Donald, OR 97020-8620 +1 503-678-2424
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Hey y'all! Come check out our NEW shooting ranges. Go shoot a 44 magnum from dirty harry then hop over to our one of a kind Shootin' gallery! Complete with a life size John Wayne poster, root beer, and rental guns its truly a unique experience and one the whole family can enjoy. Stop by and say hi!

Reviewed By rickp709 - Newberg, Oregon

These guys are wonderful! I have had several guns worked on and trust no one else, they are go to guys. The new shooting range is fantastic, but the shooting gallery is mind blowing, worth the trip off the freeway alone!!!! Support our local businesses!!!!!

6. Langdon Farms Golf Club

24377 NE Airport Rd # 1, Aurora, OR 97002-9552 +1 503-678-4653
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Langdon Farms Golf Club

Langdon Farms is a premiere golf course and event venue located just 15 miles south of downtown Portland, Oregon. It's consistently rated highly among Portland golf courses. In fact, Oregon Live, one of Portland's most recognized media brands, called Langdon Farms one of the top Portland golf courses.

Reviewed By Susan O - Oslo, Norway

Even if you are not playing golf here, this is available for lunch, probably for breakfast and dinner as well, but I have only been here for lunch which is always good. Great burgers and huge delicious wraps, a nice variety of salads and tasty...MoreThanks for sharing your experience at Langdon's Grill. We are open for Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and dinner 7 days a week. We also have a fabulous Happy Hour daily from 3 to 6 pm.

7. Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle's Restaurant

29111 SW Town Center Loop W, Wilsonville, OR 97070-9476 +1 503-685-5000
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle's Restaurant

This amazing 6-acre amusement park is centrally located between Portland & Salem. The Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle's Restaurant has something for everyone! We provide a clean and wholesome atmosphere with exciting attractions, great food and entertainment for all ages! Enjoy Go Karts, Lazer Tag, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Max Flight Cyber Coaster, Zip-Line, XD Dark Ride, Kidopolis Playland, Two - Story Arcade & much more! Don't forget to visit Bullwinkle's Restaurant for a wide selection of pizzas, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads & desserts! Open Year Round, RAIN or SHINE! No entry charge; visit website for specials & current hours.

Reviewed By carole c - Vancouver, Washington

We were looking for close by entertainment for my granddaughters and had noticed Bullwinkles from the highway. After reading the reviews and studying the website, we decided to give it a try! I am not a fan of battling crowds, so was a little leery this warm summer day that it would be a frantic "zoo". I was so surprised to find it not so! There are plenty of things to do to spread people out. The park is clean (except for the restrooms) and the employees patient with the children. It was awesome to pay for the Extreme Pass and just ride and play as many times as we wanted! Well done, Bullwinkles!

8. Woodburn Premium Outlets

1001 N Arney Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071-8447 +1 503-981-1900
Excellent
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4.5 based on 329 reviews

Woodburn Premium Outlets

Reviewed By ChitchatCanada - Canada

We were staying in Lincoln City but drove here for the day to take advantage of the no state tax in Oregon, and were pleasantly surprised at the large selection of stores here.
We found all of the store staff to be friendly and welcoming.
This outlet mall's website lists all of the stores located here if you are looking for one in particular store.
We found this outlet mall to be very similar to the Marysville Premium Outlet Mall, but the fact that there wasn't any state tax on our buys was a real added bonus.

9. Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial

991 SE 1st Ave, Canby, OR 97013-3800
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5 based on 16 reviews

Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial

Reviewed By Trackman55 - Canby, Oregon

Has inspirational bronze and helicopter. Can be noisy next to highway but he inspiration of one man and toms of volunteers. Lesson in tenacity for others trying to commemorate events with limitied resources and lots of soul.

10. St. Josef's Winery

28836 S Barlow Rd, Canby, OR 97013-9549 +1 503-651-3190
Excellent
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4 based on 31 reviews

St. Josef's Winery

Reviewed By cbgetaway - Portland, Oregon

This was our 3rd visit to our "local winery" Always enjoy talking to the family members, and of course : Josef himself. The tasting room is fun and relaxed. This winery offers outstanding vintages from Pinot to Riesling at reasonable price points. Their reserve label is "Katara" and you won't be disappointed if you are interested in something more refined. They also offer the best Gewurtztraminer anywhere on the west coast. Don't miss it!

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