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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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Great Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Yuma, AZ
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Sterling, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Visited the museum with family and was completely surprised at the quality and wonderful items they have collected over the years. We went over the 4th of July. The extra exhibits were worth it also. Don't pass this one up.

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Dillon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

They have put so much time and energy into this museum and the surrounding grounds. It's so nice to walk around and go inside the various buildings, barns, store, school, really great displays! If you have some extra time in your day definitely find your way to this wonderful place!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This museum is directly across from the Best Western in Sterling. The first time we went I thought it was going to be a quick run through of a small collection of items from the local area. However - THIS MUSEUM IS HUGE! With many and very large collections. You can tell that the people in the area are proud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

So many buildings and artifacts! Buildings and grounds are very well maintained and a very well informed staff!

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