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American in Sterling

Old Town Bistro

Arguably the best dining spot in Sterling, this little corner bistro offers up an endless list of salads, good views onto the downtown square from the large picture windows and a throwback nod to the charms of small…
Park in Sterling

Pawnee National Grassland

Get a glimpse of what the Great Plains may have looked like before the westward expansion in the 190,000-acre Pawnee National Grassland, just 35 miles east of Fort Collins. Surrounding this semiprotected area, you'l…
Museum in Sterling

Sterling Overland Trail Museum

You should definitely visit this museum, which sports a great collection handed down from the town's founding families. Out the front in the gravel beds are vintage plows and tractors, and inside are rooms packed wi…
Brewery in Sterling

Parts and Labor Brewing Company

This industrialized brewery is part of a little downtown resurgence in sleepy Sterling.
Diner in Sterling

J & L Cafe

A local joint steeped in country music where the men wear cowboy hats and the women talk with a hint of Western twang. It serves breakfast all day, burgers, chili and chicken-fried steak. And pie. Always pie. And st…