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Address: Highway 6, 21053 CR 25 5/10, Sterling, CO 80751
Phone Number: 970-522-3895
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The Overland Trail, one of the most travelled routes West, has its own...

The Overland Trail, one of the most travelled routes West, has its own museum and historic village.

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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Colorado/Wyoming
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Sterling
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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

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Colorado
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 

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Yuma, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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 

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Sterling, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The museum is open Monday thru Saturday 9am to 5pm April 1 thru October 31. Starting November first it begins winter hours which are Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm. There is an admission cost of $3.00 per adult (ages 13 and up) $1.50 for children (ages 4-12) ages 3 and younger are free. There is a family rate of... More 

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Plainview, Mn
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

What a pleasant surprise to find this museum. We saw a sign and had time to spend before checking into our resort. So many buildings and things to see. Well worth the small fee and your time.

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Sterling, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Great experience,for the whole family to make history come,alive. Actual buildings of the area are here to show what life was like in this area 100 years ago. Plenty of room to have the kids run around and a good place to explore inside as well. All is handicapped friendly.

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Colorado has lots of small town museums, and this is better than most. The staff were very informed and helpful. We enjoyed the little village out back of the museum -- with buildings such as an old filling station, a general store, a church, a school and blacksmith shop .

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