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Cove Fort

#78 of 1,020 things to do in Utah
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Address: I-70 and I-15, UT
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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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Fun free family outing!

Great place to stop and learn a little Utah history. Tour guides very knowledgable and great with the little kids in our family.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 March 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Great place to stop and learn a little Utah history. Tour guides very knowledgable and great with the little kids in our family.

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Headed to Fremont state park. Cove Fort was an awesome place to stop and stretch. The tour was very interesting. We will stop in again.

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

We have passed the interstate exit for Cove Fort for years; and stopped on a whim today. It is just amazing and well worth the detour. Only a mile or so off the interstate. The fort construction is incredible along with the restoration ensuring furniture, clothing and housewares of the correct time period. Take the tour with the guide to... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Cove Fort is a nice place to visit, which is easy to do as it's near I-15. It enables you to step back in time to learn and appreciate a historic lifestyle. You can watch an interesting video (approx. 15 minutes) that explains the history of the fort's development and uses. Friendly guides then show you around each room while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

This is a must see for anyone interested in the settling if the west and Utah. It's full of history, and beautiful sights. A short 5 minute trip from the freeway and you're there. Amazing! It is a best kept secret that shouldn't be!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Had no idea what we were stopping to see, just needed a break from the car. The gentleman who took us through the tour was very friendly and open to our questions. Very interesting and informative. Would stop again if in the area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

On our trips going south on I-15 through southern Utah, we had always talked about taking the short diversion to see Cove Fort. Last week, we finally took the time. If you are interested in the history of the early pioneers who settled the West, it is worth your time to stop & see Cove Fort! It is a small... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We were on our way from St. George, UT to the Wasatch Front and the kids needed a break so we stopped in at Cove Fort. It is an old fort that was used during the 1860s. It has been completely restored with actual period furnishings. There is a free guided tour. The guide shows you the various rooms of... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

My wife and I were coming home from Zion's National park and had been in the car for a few hours when we saw a sign for Cove Fort. I had been there once before, but my wife had not, so we decided to make a visit. The service missionaries there were very kind and had a lot to share... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Cove Fort is a nice little stop on your way through Utah on I-15 (close to I-70 as well). It is about a mile off the freeway and is good for winter or summer stops. You can choose the length of your free tour and see a few different pioneer-era buildings and artifacts. The tour guides are friendly and go... More 

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