Aurora – Things to do with your Team

The city divided by Fox River, Aurora was once split into two sections.  East and West Aurora developed alongside one another and over the years, animosity started to form. This hostility festered so much so that in 1857 when the two towns officially joined, neither side could agree on where the public buildings should be constructed.  Their compromise? Build an artificial island in the middle of Fox River called Stolp Island and house the buildings there.  Nowadays, Aurora’s bitterness has subsided and the city is united as one.  You and your team will have a great time while you’re there.


Phillips Park Zoo

Aurora - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsWalk on the wild side and visit Phillips Park Zoo.  This zoo’s admission is extremely cheap, so cheap in fact it’s free.  While enjoying a day at the zoo your team will get the chance to see a diverse collection of animals.  Watch some playful river otters dive in and out of water or appreciate the ferocity of cougars and gray wolves.  Bald eagles, elk, and alligators are among some of the other animals you will encounter while you’re there.  Guided tours are offered, but must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance to your visit.  For some added fun, print out the zoo’s scavenger hunt sheet and have your team compete against each other to find out who can solve all of the clues the fastest.  Don’t worry, you don’t need to know all of the answers yourself, the zoo provides an answer sheet1000 Ray Moses Dr, Aurora, IL 60505



SciTech Hands on Museum

Over 200 interactive exhibits await you and your team in Aurora. Visit SciTech Hands on Museum to check them all out. Housed in a historic post office building, SciTech Hands on Museum may not be the largest science museum, but they optimize the space they have extremely well. Explore weather patterns, stand in a simulated tornado, check out a real storm chaser truck, and feel the raw power of the wind. Imagine visiting space or Ancient Egypt in the lower level. Test out your arm strength with the museum’s speed pitch machine. SciTech requests you to fill out a form if traveling with a group of 10 or more. If traveling with 20 or more, you qualify for discounted tickets. 18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506


Aurora Skate Center

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been roller skating before or this is your first time.  Aurora Skate Center brings all the fun of skating for an affordable price.  Don’t worry if you are new to skating because the staff is there to help you get a feel for it.  Before you know it, you’ll be rolling around like everyone else.  You have the choice of renting three types of skates when you visit: roller skates, speed skates, or inline skates (rollerblades).  While you skate, Aurora Skate Center will be pumping tunes to make the experience even better.  You can expect to hear a solid mix of older classics and newer hits while you skate.  It doesn’t matter if you’re 7 or 97, Aurora Skate Center will show you a good time. 34 W 113 Montgomery Rd, Aurora, IL 60504


Blackberry Farm

On paper, a farm/park may not seem like the most exciting place to stop, but you’d be wrong in thinking so.  At Blackberry Farm, there’s plenty to keep the team busy, or simply relax and slow down after going a mile a minute all trip.  Go visit some cute animals in the barn, like piglets, baby goats, sheep, and chickens.  If your team has some pent up energy, they can play around on the climbing decks, slide, ropes, and zip line.  Blackberry Farm is also a good spot to have a picnic.  With several picnic areas available to visitors, you are bound to find a spot for your team to gather and eat a meal. 100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL 60506


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Sky Zone

Aurora - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsLooking for a surefire attraction in Aurora that the whole team will love?  Look no further than Sky Zone.  This popular trampoline park chain has locations throughout the country, but Aurora’s goes above and beyond the Sky Zone standard.  Most Sky Zones have four or five activities, this one has eight.  Like all Sky Zones, Aurora has the free jump section, Sky Slam, ultimate dodgeball, and foam zone.  Also included in Sky Zone Aurora are lesser seen trampoline park attractions.  Sky Joust pits you against an opponent and arms you with gigantic lance.  You are then tasked with maintaining your balance on the pedestal and knocking the opponent off of theirs.  Last one standing wins.  The warrior course and warped wall will challenge your strength in different ways, but rest assured that each of them will force you to dig deep if you hope to overcome them. 87 Executive Dr, Aurora, IL 60504


Chaser Laser Tag

Chaser Laser Tag takes laser tag very seriously.  So serious in fact that they have two types of laser tag to choose from.  Kids under 12 only have the option of classic laser tag.  Chaser does an awesome job assuring that you will have a fun time playing.  Armed with your laser gun you must hunt down and tag the other team as much as possible in hopes of scoring more points.  For those who are 12 or older, an entire new kind of laser tag is optional.  Called iCombat, this is a mission driven style of laser tag.  You and your squad will receive military like weapons and armor and will be sent on your way to accomplish your mission.  Once you get your fill of laser tag, if that’s even possible, the entertainment can continue because the team can head to Chaser’s arcade or climbing room. 1811 High Grove Ln, Naperville, IL 60540


Splash Country Water Park

Visiting Aurora in the summer time?   Then take a trip to Splash Country Water Park.  This is the ideal summer activity to get away from the heat and have tons of fun while doing it.  Make some big splashes and zip down the park’s two log flumes or chill out on the lazy river.  Splash Country throws a few curveballs in their lazy river that you might not be expecting.  Watch out for dump buckets, sprayers, jets, and rapids while you gingerly float down the river.  If you start to feel a little too pruney, jump out of the water and play a game of volleyball on one of their two regulation sand courts. 195 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL 60506


Legendary Escape Rooms

A spooky, clue filled experience, Legendary Escape Rooms is sure to get your heart racing while you attempt to make it out.  Traumatized and Quarantined are their two rooms.  Both of them have some scary elements to them, but it’s all in the name of making the escape rooms feel as realistic as possible. 44 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506


After you visit Aurora, the city’s nickname will fully make sense.  “A city second to none”, Aurora will keep the excitement going throughout your trip.  You and your team will have a fantastic time.