Support Local!

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Since the beginning, Sterling has been the economic hub of northeast Colorado offering residents and visitors a charming yet unique shopping experience. Now more than ever, these same local businesses could use your help.

Here are a few different ways you can #supportlocal today:

> Get takeout/delivery from your favorite restaurant

> Inquire about Gift Cards

> Leave a supportive note on their social media pages

> Write them a review from your last great experiences

Visit this link to learn more about who is currently open.

We'll Be Here Waiting For You

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Dear visitors,

We miss your weekends at North Sterling State Park, your big smiles at the quaint Simkins Parlour, your friendly cheers at Parts & Labor Brewing Company, your relaxed attitude at the Overland Trail Recreation Area, your full tummies at Hootenanies. And we miss YOU!

We wish you were here, but when the time is right and we can see you again, know that we'll be here waiting for you.


Sterling and Logan County


(Click here for important information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.)


Mark Your Calendar - Logan County Fair!

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One of the biggest events of the year in Sterling is the Logan County Fair & Rodeo, held the first full week of August, this year being July 30-August 9. What a celebration it will be! Rodeos, agriculture and livestock exhibits, carnival, demolition derby, parade, country music concert and much, much more.

Tonight, we will find out who will be the featured entertainment for the concert. Join us in a virtual reveal on the Logan County Fair & Rodeo Facebook page  at 5:30 p.m, tonight, Friday, March 20. Tickets for the concert as well as all grandstand events will go on sale at that time. Click here to purchase tickets or by visiting

Construction Exhibit on display - See it now!

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Visit Sterling - the economic hub of northeast Colorado and lovely capital city of Logan County – to view the Construction Exhibit currently on display. This colorful public installation will be ongoing for a while, but everything else is business as usual!

  • Remember to dial down your speedometer and enjoy the slower pace.
  • Watch for workers, new signage, and different lanes and directions and striping and turn arrows.
  • Explore new parking spots as you continue to visit your favorite shops and eateries.
  • Wave at fellow drivers with all five fingers and maybe even flash a smile.
  • Go ahead and skip the cone zone if you want, while checking out the Overland Trail Museum or North Sterling State Park or fitting in a round of disc golf.
  • Find more things to see and do when you’re traveling through.


(Click here for details for details on the 2-way conversion work in Sterling.)

29 Ways to Spend Your Extra Day This Year

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How To Make The Most of Leap Year's Extra Day

Sample some of our unique sights and stops as a free-range tourist in a relaxed atmosphere. There will never be a traffic jam or long waiting lines. Whether you’re planning a trip to Sterling or are just passing through, there is plenty to do and see. 

1.       View the Bradford Rhea tree sculptures

2.       Catch a movie at the Fox 5 Theatre

3.       Breathe in our fresh air and wide open spaces

4.       Feel like a kid with a double scoop at Simkins Parlour

5.       See the historical paintings by Eugene Carara

6.       Explore North Sterling State Park

7.       Park under the stars

8.       Marvel at Merino’s block-long downtown mural

9.       Experience our history at the Overland Trail Museum

10.     Drop a line at the Overland Trail Recreation Area

11.     Eat with the locals at J & L Cafe

12.     Take a tour of the historical sites in downtown and residential Sterling

13.     Stop by the Peter L. Youngers Fine Arts Gallery, Tennant Art Gallery and the Sanderson Gallery

14.     Check out the Sterling Creatives Artist Cooperative

15.     Order a specialty burger at Hootenannie’s Pub

16.     Look for native birds

17.     Take a drive to see the Wind Farm in operation

18.     Walk around one of  Sterling’s many beautiful parks

19.     Imbibe a brew at the Parts & Labor Brewing Company

20.     Watch one of our beautiful sunrises

21.     Get a strike at Ice Lanes Bowling Alley

22.     Caffeinate at one of our friendly coffee shops

23.     Test your skills at the Logan County Shooting Sports Complex

24.     Grab a frito pie at Baja Tacos

25.     Hit the links at one of our three golf courses (Yes, even in February!)

26.     Spice up your life at the High Plains Spice Company

27.     Get physical at the Sterling Recreation Center

28.     Catch a game of disc golf at Pioneer Park

29.     Lick your fingers at the Hot Spot Smokehouse

Why you'll love Sterling...

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We've got the space to find your place!

Do you like to get away from the busy trappings of life, avoid traffic jams and stay clear of long lines? Sterling and Logan County may be just what you're looking for. Here you'll find a variety of ideas to fill your itinerary with activities for every level of adventure.

Our culinary culture includes down home favorites at the local diners and exquisite cuisine in upscale restaurants. A gigantic scoop of hard ice cream is a favorite at the charming Simkins Parlour, and the Hot Spot Smokehouse has some of the best barbecue around. Stop at the Parts & Labor Brewing Company for a brew made with locally grown wheat.

And when you are ready to relax, the accommodations in Sterling and Logan County range from a quaint boutique motel to modern hotels in beautiful settings. Travelers who prefer recreational vehicles or tent camping will feel right at home at our campsite facilities.

3 Reasons to Visit Logan County

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1) Art and Culture in Logan County

See why Logan County is the art and culture center for northeast Colorado. Known for its tree sculptures by renowned artist Bradford Rhea, Sterling also boasts the region’s largest display of bronze artwork in this corner of the state. Many talented artists have colored Logan County with striking murals in both Sterling and Merino, and new metal art creations are popping up in several parks and other public places.

2) Explore Sterling and Logan County Day Trips

Sample some of our unique sights and stops as a free-range tourist in a relaxed atmosphere. There will never be a traffic jam or long waiting lines. Whether you’re planning a trip to Sterling or are just passing through, there is plenty to do and see. Check out this three-day itinerary for some inspiring ideas!

3) Get Outdoors! Three fun day trips to enjoy.

Are you an adrenaline junky or do you like to find peace with nature and relax? Either way – we’ve got you covered. Get outdoors and enjoy some of our 331 clear, sunny days.

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