Things to Do Near Aurora, Missouri

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Jimmy Michel Motors is proud to call Aurora, Missouri, our home and to serve the surrounding community. There’s plenty to do around Lawrence County year-round, with outdoor recreation and a rich history behind it all.

Powhatan Historic State Park and Other Historical Landmarks

At Powhatan, visitors can tour a one-room schoolhouse once called Powhatan Male and Female Academy, as well as a renovated courthouse from 1888. Other historical attractions include the Clover Bend Historic Town Site, which features traditional homestead life, and the Walnut Ridge Army Flying School.

Wildlife Reserves and Parks

Mount Vernon is home to Talbot’s Wildlife Reserve, Williams Creek Lake, and the Adamson Cabin, and residents of Lawrence County can also head to Lake Charles State Park, featuring fishing, hiking, swimming, and camping. In addition, many parks in the area are prime destinations for hunters and bird-watchers.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 and Music Events

Highway 67 is known as a common route for many of the various performers from Elvis to the Beatles who traveled on it on their way through Missouri, There’s even a Beatles sculpture and the Guitar Walk. Plus, Lawrence County is home to various music festivals, concerts, and events.

There are lots of things to do near Aurora, Missouri, which is why we at Jimmy Michel Motors love serving this community.

Best date nights

Best Date Night Destinations Near Aurora, Missouri

Best date nights

Treat you and your loved one to a special night out!

 

In this day and age, we all seem to be running around like crazy. That’s why we have to remember to take a breath every now and then to appreciate the people in our life. That’s why we’ve got some great ideas for the best date nights near Aurora.

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner & ShowBranson, Missouri

If you want a fun, crazy, over-the-top night out, you’ve got it! You’ll get a full show and delicious country-style dinner. And you can stop by the stables on the property to see all of the gorgeous quarter horses.

Sight & Sound TheatreBranson, Missouri

This theatre is different than most. All of its shows are centered on the Bible, but you don’t even have to be religious to enjoy them. There are stunning visual representations of stories almost everyone knows, from Moses to Noah’s Ark. Live animals are featured for an extra “wow.”

Painting with a TwistBentonville, Arkansas

Not an artist? It doesn’t matter! These paint nights let you sip on wine while an instructor walks you step-by-step through a featured painting. The best part is comparing your paintings afterwards.

5 Favorite Restaurants in Aurora, MO

 

Family Dinner Aurora MO

Take your family out for a bite to eat at one of these top restaurants in Aurora!

For those days when you don’t feel like cooking in the kitchen, Aurora, MO has some great places to eat. We at Jimmy Michel Motors are proud of our city’s culinary heritage and wholeheartedly recommend these great restaurants in Aurora.

Madison Avenue Bistro

A hidden gem in downtown Aurora, this up-and-coming eatery offers great lunchtime menu options for those working in the city.

Bootleggers Restaurant & Brewery

Set inside an old, renovated bank downtown, this place has refreshing drinks and creative menu items that make for a great dining experience.

Your Pizza Place

Big supporters of our town’s high school teams and some of the nicest people you’ll meet, the folks at Your Pizza Place serve of some of the best pizza you’ll ever taste.

Las Palmas

Often busy but rarely a long wait (signs of a good restaurant), this Mexican café offers huge portions of tasty grub that’s guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.

Aurora Family Restaurant

A warm, welcoming family restaurant with plenty of options to satisfy your whole group, this local favorite is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.