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Overland Trail Museum

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Excellent museum - worth a stop to check it out!

We were first attracted to stop at this museum because of the display of some old farm implements... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Lee1657
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
Road tripping to Colorado

Great little hidden treasure... and not so little! Some of the better exhibits I’ve seen as far as... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
allaboutrescuedogs
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Fort Scott, Kansas
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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...more
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110 Overland Trail, 21053 Cr 25 5/10, Sterling, CO 80751
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We were first attracted to stop at this museum because of the display of some old farm implements outside. The cost was only $3.00 and there were enough exhibits here to keep us occupied longer than we had allowed time for! Besides all the indoor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lee1657
overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting our museum and hope you might come visit us again.

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Great little hidden treasure... and not so little! Some of the better exhibits I’ve seen as far as old buildings exhibited as what they were used for: barber shop, general store, a restored home, country church... like stepping back in time... also fun seeing old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review! We try to give our visitors some idea of how those buildings would have looked when they were still being used and I'm glad that we've succeeded in doing so. I hope we see you again!

Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

When you first look at the front of Museum it appears to be small. Go in the front door and then it becomes three levels and expands outward in both directions expands backwards and then a huge outdoor display with many buildings equipment Barns and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we greatly appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed June 2, 2018

I brought my children to this museum and now I'm bringing my grandchildren. We never miss the July 4th Heritage Festival but there are several events all year. New buildings have been brought in over the years and the theme of the small village is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We greatly appreciate your patronage and are glad that we can continue to provide your family with a worthwhile experience every time you visit. We hope to see you and your family again soon.

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The very nice man at the Sterling Colorado visitor’s center suggested a visit to the museum. The place is just charming. So many interesting things to see. The history of the area so well displayed. And the people that work take such good care of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that we may see you again in the future.

Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

They had an i-spy game to go with your browse around the museum. Outside they have a school, old farm equipment, blacksmith shop, post office, house from 1915, and an old train car. It was neat.

Date of experience: March 2018
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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that you found your visit enjoyable and we hope that you might stop by again!

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

This museum is one of the best small town museums that I’ve ever been to. It takes you to a blast from the past with many outbuildings set up in the old western days. The buildings include an old time barber shop, school house, candy...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Thank you for the review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time here and we hope you may visit us again!

Reviewed January 24, 2018

Lots to see here. Many antiques and many items to see from the years of long ago. Many building to visit and explore each is very interesting, such as the one room schoolhouse, church, barn, filling station, I enjoyed the general store. This is only...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review. We greatly appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your visit! We hope we may see you again in the future.

Reviewed October 26, 2017

An old school room, houses and agricultural implements are among the things giving an insight into local history and the move West.

Date of experience: August 2017
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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed September 24, 2017

I grew up near here and went to this museum when I was young, but it had grown and changed so much since there. What a wealth of information and resources! My teenage kids had so much fun in the buildings on the ground--the blacksmith's...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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overlandtrailmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Overland Trail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you and your family had a wonderful time!

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WINTER HOURS November 1 - March 31 Tuesday - Saturday 10AM to 4PM Sunday and Monday CLOSED SUMMER HOURS April 1 - October 31 Monday - Saturday 9AM to 5PM Sunday CLOSED
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