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.A visit to Overland Trail Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sterling vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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Nice place. Very interesting. They have so much stuff it could take all day if you wanted. Right by the hotels. more »
For the $3 admission you get to see lots of old stuff from guns to dolls, animal bones and more. Several buildings have been either moved to this site or are replicas. Includes a church, gas station, ... more »
The museum has some great historical artifacts and information. The firearm collection as well as military artifacts was intriguing to see and learn about. The historical buildings were fun to walk th... more »
This is a fabulous museum! There are artifacts and exhibits covering prehistory through contemporary times. Many items and artifacts were found locally (ie large collection of stone arrowheads) or donated by local families that show life on the prairie from homeateading times, through the various economic booms and busts. There are 17 buildings and many exhibits throughout. Cost is now only $3 per adult and well worth it at much more for the enjoyment, education, and entertainment.
Very good depictions of prairie life in late 1800s to early 1900s. Would be interesting for elementary age children.
Really neat. Gotta see the old time barber salon and the school. Lots of cool things to see and touch
A great place to stop for only $3! You could spend the whole day going through the museum if you wanted!
My daughter went had a blast. So many interesteing things to do.
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