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Cove Fort

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Address: I-70 and I-15, UT
Phone Number: +1 435-438-5547

Cove Fort was used as a Stagecoach Way Station and Pony Express station.

Cove Fort was used as a Stagecoach Way Station and Pony Express station.

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Should be considered Wild West history.

Really neat to see the history of the West in that little fort. Very few places kept so well preserved. I highly recommend to anyone going through the area. Just off the track... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sandy, Utah

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really neat to see the history of the West in that little fort. Very few places kept so well preserved. I highly recommend to anyone going through the area. Just off the track of most visitors driving up through Utah or down through Utah.

Thank Snowskihead
Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids loved seeing the fort and learning about the history. The tour was great for kids and they kept asking if we can go there next time we pass through.

Thank Amber N
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I loved my visit here! Although I'd been here before, it was still so amazing to return to the Old West! The people who show you around are incredibly kind and considerate. Even with small kids, they're patient and make the experience relevant to them. It's just off the I15 and is lovely to stop off. There are picnic and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The fort itself is quite small but well preserved and has become a museum of Mormon life in the late 19th century. Each carload of visitors is met by a guide in the carpark and shown into a small cinema room where much of the history is told. The guide then conducts his party around the fort showing the furniture... More 

Thank hedleyk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is run by the Mormons, but they are not pushy. Very subtle references to their religion. Very very well done. There is no charge and would be great for a family. There is a short film and a guided tour with time on your own, after. It is actually in Beaver Utah.

Thank tomorrowsantiques
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Loved touring this historical area to learn how the Mormons lived. Sister May was so delightful and informative. I used some of the information I learned on this trip when I went to the prophet Brigham Youngs winter home in St George. A must see!!!!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We stop by as it is very near the interstate. At first we saw only an old wooden, rundown fort and a group of Mormon elders. One elder came over and we were shown a large, formidable fort built over 150 years ago. It was built as a safe haven for nearby settlers and as a stage coach way station.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It is a Fort that has multiple rooms. Free tours are given by LOS missionaries that actually live in homes by the fort. All of the decor is authentic, some of it is original.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband happened upon information about Cove Fort, so we made the drive down from SLC. We were pleasantly surprised by our visit/tour. We had Sister Odum and she was wonderful. We started off with a short video about the fort, and then headed across to tour the fort. Sister Odum was very knowledgeable on the different rooms and what... More 

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Barneveld, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a historic site worth seeing just off I-15 in a dry desert climate. It was a place for early pioneer travelers to stop for food, water and a safe place to spend the night. It is a beautiful spot to visit and see how the Mormon church helped develop Utah and provided for the people traveling thru that... More 

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