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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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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greeley, CO
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The museum name is somewhat misleading as it does not have too much to do with the Overland Trail. It is an excellent museum of Sterling and the area. The young woman manning the front desk was very friendly, giving us a short intro to the museum. It was constructed by the WPA in the '30's. Outside of the main... More

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Merino, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This place is a great place for families or people who want to learn something about the west and Colorado. Very well kept and the staff is very knowledgeable.

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Wiggins, CO
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My daughter and I toured this museum yesterday and were very impressed. It consists of several buildings full of collections and the best part is the outside of the main area, where there are historical buildings along a very nice walkway, consisting of a blacksmith, general store, schoolhouse, church, service station, print shop, barns, and an historical house. All of... More

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