Are you looking to plan a visit to Sterling? Find a variety of ideas to fill your itinerary. Maybe you love museums or hiking and biking? Perhaps you enjoy golf or disc golf or fishing and boating? Here you’ll discover a variety of activities for every level of adventure. And to top it all off, you’ll rarely be caught in a traffic jam or stand in line!
Ready for some free-range tourism? You’ve come to the right place to roam.
The art and culture center for northeast Colorado, Sterling is known for its tree sculptures by renowned artist Bradford Rhea, creator of America’s gift to Pope John Paul II during his historic 1993 visit to the United States. Sterling also boasts the region’s largest display of bronze artwork in northeastern Colorado. With many talented artists and a commitment to community art, Logan County is colored by numerous murals in both Sterling and Merino and new metal art creations are popping up in several parks and other public places.
Sterling has a rich past to explore in the historic downtown are, as well as at the Overland Trail Museum, which records the greatest migration of people our country has ever experienced.
Our culinary culture includes down home favorites at local diners, and unique cuisine and signature specialities at our restaurants. A gigantic scoop of hard ice cream is a favorite at the charming Simkins Parlour, and the Hot Spot Smokehouse delivers hopped up barbecue in the former Bill's Motors 1926 building. Stop at Parts & Labor Brewery next door for a vintage shop vibe and a brew made with locally grown wheat.