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Address: 110 Overland Trail, Sterling, CO 80751
Phone Number:
+1 970-522-3895
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

For over 80 years visitors have enjoyed a step back in time when they visit...

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 store, a prairie school, church, barbershop, 1915 stone block house, a caboose and a boxcar depot.

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Great Museum!

This little gem was across from the Best Western Sundowner so I decided to go and see what it was about. It is $3 to get in, which is super cheap for all you get to see; plus you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
Melody G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This little gem was across from the Best Western Sundowner so I decided to go and see what it was about. It is $3 to get in, which is super cheap for all you get to see; plus you get a wooden nickel!! So cool. The little village behind the main museum entrance is chock full of things to see.... More 

Thank Melody G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 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!

Thank WyoRoadie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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.

Thank B1713GTjamesb
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

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

1 Thank John H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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 

1 Thank AlexesColorado
Yuma, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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 

1 Thank bstreetkid
Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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 

Thank Diana P
Sterling, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 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.

1 Thank dix510
Sterling, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 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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