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Overland Trail Museum

Highway 6, 21053 CR 25 5/10, Sterling, CO 80751
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Sterling
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Description: The Overland Trail, one of the most travelled routes West, has its own museum and historic village.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Crowded with lots of historic and not so historic but interesting finds from indian artifacts to farm machinery and everything in between to interest both myself and my partner. We enjoyed a couple of hours in the main building and I wandered through the one room schoolhouse, general store, and other buildings while my partner marveled at the farm implements.... More

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place has a great selection of pieces and it was fun to see all of the old familiar items that we knew from growing up displayed in the general store shelves.

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Sterling, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Hard to find but well worth looking for South across hwy 6 from the visitor center next to the best western

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a great "little"museum. Absolutely packed with local character, covers prehistory to modern history, Has a great main building chocked full of items, lovely outdoor space with various outbuildings, a fun 4th of July event, near the interstate, a nice park, the Visitor's Center, walking trails and motels. A great for locals and visitors, even if just passing through... More

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Montreat, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Thoughtful and knowledgeable staff. Greatly done to take me though time and nature, of a place of my great grandparents, and now me

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Sterling, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

It is a small museum but filled with local community goodies. There are several out buildings that one can view. They have a collection of the brands from the community burned onto the walls of the old barn. My husband and I got married there 7 years ago. It has a beautiful grounds and you can just feel the past... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

I passed by this unassuming museum many times without stopping until I finally went with a friend. Walking in the front door I thought $3 for this little place isn't too bad. Lots of memorabilia...pieces of local history. But there are more rooms beyond to explore! And buildings. And farm equipment. What a gem! I loved the general store with... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

$3 entry fee is worth every penny and then some. We were traveling through Colorado and stopped here for a break, and it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. Lots of very interesting artifacts and buildings.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

One of the most amazing, interesting museums ever. Seriously. Set up like a small town. These people have dumped a ton of money into it. Mostly donations, but a top-notch attraction in the middle of nowhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This small Museum has many old buildings that house a great many artifacts of days gone by. It shows the history of the area in an entertaining way. The price is very reasonable , only $3.00/adult. Great way to spend a few hours.

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