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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.

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Fox 5 Theatre

Fox 5 Theatre

313 Poplar St, Sterling, 80751

Modest venue showing first-run blockbusters & independent movies with weekly ticket specials.

Historical Paintings by Eugene Carara

Historical Paintings by Eugene Carara

315 Main St., Sterling, 80751

A collection of 10 historical paintings make up the Eugene Carara Collection, housed in the lower rotunda area of the Logan County Courthouse in downtown Sterling. The late Carara lived in Sterling and taught art at Sterling High School for 30 years. In 1 ...
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North Sterling State Park

North Sterling State Park

North Sterling State Park, 24005 Co Rd 330, Sterling, 80751

Sterling is the gateway to North Sterling State Park, a boater’s paradise featuring a 3,000-acre lake and 1,500 acres of land supporting a variety of recreational activities. Clean, modern facilities offer camping (141 sites), picnicking, swimming, hik ...
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Overland Trail Museum

Overland Trail Museum

110 Overland Trail, Sterling, 80751

The Overland Trail Museum takes you back in time, presenting the history of the Overland Trail. The famous and, at its peak, most heavily traveled highway in the country led to the goldfields of California and later Colorado. This replica of an old for ...
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Overland Trail Recreation Area

Overland Trail Recreation Area

Co Rd 370, Sterling, 80751

The multi-use trails are open to walkers, joggers, skaters and bicyclists of all ages and abilities. Dogs are welcome too; they must be on a leash at all times in all parks except at the Overland Trail Recreation Area. Dogs are also allowed to go swimmi ...
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Peter L. Youngers Fine Arts Gallery

Peter L. Youngers Fine Arts Gallery

100 College Ave., Sterling, 80751

Located in E.S. French Hall at Northeastern Junior College, this gallery is named after a long-time, very accomplished artist and art professor and is home to a rotating show, which changes monthly, from September to May. Visitors should stop by this gall ...
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Sanderson Gallery

Sanderson Gallery

100 College Ave., Sterling, 80751

The Sanderson Gallery, consisting of 40 paintings done by William Sanderson (1905-1990), is located at E. S. French Hall on the campus of Northeastern Junior College. Visit this gallery weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Free to view.

Sterling Xpress Baseball

Sterling Xpress Baseball

Sterling

Take me out to the ball game and watch Sterling’s new Rocky Mountain Baseball League team at Plainsmen Field!

Tennant Art Gallery

Tennant Art Gallery

100 College Ave., Sterling, 80751

Located in the Hays Student Center on the campus of Northeastern Junior College, this gallery showcases 28 pieces of Western art gifted to the college in the 1980s by Dr. Edward and June Tennant. The gallery may be accessed weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 4 ...
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Wind Towers

Wind Towers

Wind operations in Colorado make up an industry that ranks with any in the country, and an industry that goes largely unnoticed by many of Colorado’s residents. The prairie winds that fuel the hundreds of wind towers are not as fierce as those at higher a ...
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