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There is a lot to see and do in and around Sterling, the largest community in northeast Colorado.
Sterling is known as the City of Living Trees thanks to the incredible sculptures that local artist Bradford Rhea carved from cottonwood trees; stop by the Sterling Tourist Information Center to get started on a self-guided tour of nine of the sculptures. The revitalized downtown has shops, boutiques and restaurants, including the excellent Old Town Bistro, Sam and Louie’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria and Gallagher’s River City Grill. The new Parts and Labor Brewing Co. is the first brewery to open on Colorado’s Eastern Plains.
The city’s enormous outdoor pool has waterslides and more for summer fun, while golfers enjoy Sterling’s two 18-hole golf courses. North Sterling Reservoir is a beloved destination for boating, fishing and recreation. The Overland Trail Museum assembles a vast collection of artifacts and compelling exhibits, with a modern facility joined by a host of historic structures. July Jamz is a free summer concert series on Fridays in July, the Logan County Fair and Rodeo is lots of fun in August, and the community festival Sugar Beet Days is a highlight of the year each September. For more information, please visit Logan County.