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Address: 110 Overland Trail, Sterling, CO 80751
Phone Number:
+1 970-522-3895
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

For over 80 years visitors have enjoyed a step back in time when they visit...

For over 80 years visitors have enjoyed a step back in time when they visit the Overland Trail Museum. Extensive exhibits include pioneer history, Native American artifacts and antique farm equipment. Historic buildings include two barns, a general store, a prairie school, church, barbershop, 1915 stone block house, a caboose and a boxcar depot.

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This is an outstanding little museum. It is a local museum with lots of history from northeastern Colorado. There is a small town with buildings from the last 100+ years available... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cindy C
Sterling, Colorado
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Sterling, Colorado
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an outstanding little museum. It is a local museum with lots of history from northeastern Colorado. There is a small town with buildings from the last 100+ years available to tour. They host a fantastic pioneer school for children in the summer, 4th of July activities and Christmas activities (roasting chestnuts, singing carols, etc.). Fascinating and well worth... More 

Thank Cindy C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It never grows old visiting the local history. This museum offers a wide display of local memorabilia. Some is found in the main buildings and some found in actual old buildings moved onto the site such as an old school, an old general store, an old barber shop and a church to name a few. Also have seen the site... More 

Thank Diane W
Arvada, Colorado
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The museum was very interesting and we especially enjoyed walking outside and visiting each of the buildings- barbershop, general store, church, school, etc., in their original forms.

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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such a wonderful time! Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to leave us a review! More 

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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This little gem was across from the Best Western Sundowner so I decided to go and see what it was about. It is $3 to get in, which is super cheap for all you get to see; plus you get a wooden nickel!! So cool. The little village behind the main museum entrance is chock full of things to see.... More 

Thank Melody G
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is such a beautiful musem. I have no idea how such a small town could afford to have created such a world-class historical park. American Pickers would love this place!

Thank WyoRoadie
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

For a small museum, this is a must visit. Great period displays, buildings, farm equipment, etc. They also have a very nice petroleum history building. Property also includes an old home, chapel, school, blacksmith shop and other interesting things.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Knowledgable staff + well done displays in several lovely buildings. Very reasonable price of just $3 for adults

1 Thank John H
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The museum has something for everyone. It has an old time village with a school, church, general store, gas station, and stone house. The education center has hands on experience for a tornado, the great dust bowl and many more attractions. Kids can try their hand at gold panning. The barn has many exhibits from by gone days. The cost... More 

1 Thank AlexesColorado
Yuma, AZ
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Quite a large display for a small town. This museum exposes visitors to the history of Sterling and the surrounding high desert. Great display of arrow heads and a rock collection donated by a local rockhound. Outside is a collection of farm implements from days gone by, a blacksmith shop, school house, barber shop, and well I don't want to... More 

1 Thank bstreetkid
Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Having grown up in Sterling, and living across from the museum over 50 years ago, it was quite a treat when one of my uncles wanted to take us to the museum to show us a picture of 2 other uncles, that is on display. Impressive, with all the new additions! Will have to return when we have more time... More 

Thank Diana P

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