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Cove Fort

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Address: I-70 and I-15, UT
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Description: Cove Fort was used as a Stagecoach Way Station and Pony Express station.

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Great spot to stop!

My husband, brother, and I stopped on our way down to California. We never knew this place existed and it was SO cool! We loved it and we learned so much from it. It's a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband, brother, and I stopped on our way down to California. We never knew this place existed and it was SO cool! We loved it and we learned so much from it. It's a great place to stop and learn about history! It's well kept and so beautifully restored. They offer free tours and they are so knowledgable. They... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place is a fantastic stop off point if you're driving to St George. The place has been restored and oozes history. The missionary senior guides are great and adapt the tour if you've got young kids. It's fun for a pic nic. It's just off the free way and is a lovely place. There's restrooms and water fountains. A... More 

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Hoolehua, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I recently stopped at Cove Fort (close to the intersection of I-15 And I-70) and was delighted at the historic site there. It's been restored with many authentic furnishing and artifacts from the 1860s - when it was originally built. The tours are free and the docents are knowledgeable - not overbearing - and respect the amount of time you... More 

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Orem, Utah, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Thanks to Elder Mann for a great tour of the fort. He was full of information about the fort and about each of the items in the rooms. Some people wanted to look in the barn and instead of sending us on our way and helping them out he walked us across the road to give us a nice handshake... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Special thanks to sister Roberts. She was fun and a great guide filled with knowledge and love for the history and for the tourist. Thanks for the special day and all the information.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Marilyn was a wonderful guide. So much history from 1886. The furnishings from that time period were amazing. The story about Cove Fort was very educational for any religion. The fort also reminds us of how fortunate we are and the importance of family as well as helping others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I visited cove fort on a whim while driving to Arizona. I knew cove fort was connected to Gordon B. Hinckley somehow and since he is one of my heroes we decided to check it out. The property has been beautifully restored and maintained. Our guide was very helpful and friendly. There is a great atmosphere there.... More 

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Saint George, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have traveled up & down I-15 in Utah for 40 years and had never taken the time to stop in & walk around Cove Fort. So this trip, my frined & I said--let's stop. We had a sister missionary--Sister Dunn--give us a tour. She was great fun, and we learned alot about the history of the people who settled... More 

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Saint George, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

At the last minute we stopped off the freeway to visit Cove Fort today and were surprised by how interesting and fun the site was to visit. The historical buildings preserved and the stories of the Mormon family that settled there to provide food and shelter for travelers was amazing. They had just harvested a huge garden and given the... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We have passed by here many times but finally decided to stop. We really didn't have much of an idea as to what we were stopping for but it turned out to be a brilliant decision on our part. The visitor center is easy to find and has beautiful gardens surrounding it. It would be a great place to stop... More 

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