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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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Wonderful piece of history

We were not intending on stopping, but we are sure glad we did! What a wonderful look into the past. Very enjoyable tour by the LDS tour guide. No pressure to convert, just a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Cove Fort is a great place to learn about the history of the first settlers of the area. There are fun activities for the kids and lots of hands-on displays. The tour guides are INCREDIBLE!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We were not intending on stopping, but we are sure glad we did! What a wonderful look into the past. Very enjoyable tour by the LDS tour guide. No pressure to convert, just a great history lesson. Lots of stories to tell. Wish we could have stayed longer. The blacksmith shop is amazing. The fort itself is fantastic! I love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stopped at Cove Fort on the way back from our road trip to Southern Utah. The tour guides were so friendly and made it fun for our young children to learn about some of the early settlers in the area. This is a must stop and added bonus to a road trip to Southern Utah!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Cove Fort is operated by the Mormon church. Volunteers accompany you throughout the tour and video presentation. This place was unusual in that its story did not include deprivation and desolation like so many other early settlements. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We also stayed the night parked in our RV thanks to the courtesy of the church. Handicapped... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Was driving by and saw the sign so we decided to stop. Wow! Really neat fort - historic stop for stagecoaches and pony express. Really well restored with authentic time pieces and a few original artifacts. The Mormon volunteers who staff the place are Elder couples. Very nice and know their history! You don't have to be Mormon to stop... More 

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Seattle, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very easy to drop by, easy parking. The Elders are there to explain the many fascinating details about the early settlers who built the thick-walled fort. They are equally willing to let the visitor wander about taking photos alone. The rooms in the fort had short beds, which was explained by the effort to avoid getting consumption (!); so they... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We are on Spring Break and headed south on I15. We realized our younger kids had not been so we stopped by. It was delightful! Teenagers loved it. Elder and Suster Clark made if fun and informative. We needed an abbreviated tour and they did just that. We highly recommend it!

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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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Address: Address: I-70 and I-15, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)

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