This Weekend in Sterling

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Logan County has a total area of 1,845 square miles, of which 1,839 square miles is land and  6.3 square miles is water. The county seat, Sterling, is the largest urban area in northeast Colorado, giving the otherwise rural Logan County the best of both worlds. Sterling has great art, shops, and restaurants, while outdoor enthusiasts find many opportunities to have fun.


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North Sterling State Park is the jewel of Logan County. Centered on a large reservoir about 15 miles northwest of Sterling, this park offers interesting topography, hiking trails, camping, fishing, birding, and fantastic boating. When enjoying our great outdoors, remember to Care For Colorado. With a little preparation, a spirit of adventure, and a soft spot for nature and the past, you'll be on the trail to exploring Colorado and Logan County like a local.

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Sterling is called the City of Living Trees thanks to the incredible sculptures that local artist Bradford Rhea carved from dying trees; stop by the Logan County Visitor Center to get started on a self-guided tour of 13 of the sculptures or use this digital guide and map.

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The revitalized downtown has unique shops and boutiques, such as the Old Library Merchantile & Coffee Shop, and restaurants including the Hot Spot SmokehouseSimkins Parlour, and Sam and Louie's Italian Restaurant Pizzeria. The popular Parts and Labor Brewing Co. is the first craft brewery to open on Colorado's eastern plains.

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The Overland Trail Museum assembles a vast collection of artifacts and compelling exhibits, with a modern facility joined by a host of historic buildings. A diorama depicts the Battle of Summit Springs, where Buffalo Bill Cody helped lead the charge in the last big fight between the U.S. cavalry and Plains Indians in Colorado, just south of Sterling in 1869.

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The Sterling area has two 18-hole golf courses and one disc golf course, an extensive shooting sports complex, numerous city parks, and vibrant festivals. The perfect place to enjoy our style of free-range tourism.

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