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.To visit Overland Trail Museum and other attractions in Sterling, use our Sterling trip planner.
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Overland Trail Museum Reviews
An old school room, houses and agricultural implements are among the things giving an insight into local history and the move West. more »
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 build... more »
From the outside you would never guess at the fascinating detail and history that lives within this museum. It is not only a museum it is a little town, with a country store, barns blacksmith. The ent... more »
Great display of local, state and national history; appreciated the diversity of items and the stories that went with them. There was a big crowd today for July 4th and while the museum could have enjoyed a boom in ticket sales, it was free to the public -- with lots of special activities to mark the day. I left with a new appreciation for rural and pioneer life on the Plains and saw first hand the community spirit that endures today.
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.
Fun for the whole family. Lots of interesting exhibits on the area's history
Really neat. Gotta see the old time barber salon and the school. Lots of cool things to see and touch
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