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“Always a treat”

Overland Trail Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Sterling
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Sterling, Colorado
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95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Always a treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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 all around you.

Visited August 2013
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Boulder
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“you'll be surprised!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 so many old items! I was amazed how structures are brought from other locations and planted. The gas station...wow! Spend some time at the wonderful museum. Best $3 you'll spend today.

Visited August 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Ken S
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Denver
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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.

Visited August 2013
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Julesburg
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This is a small museum but it has been very well done.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Betty D
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