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Cove Fort

I-70 and I-15, UT
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Ranked #13 of 720 attractions in Utah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Cove Fort was used as a Stagecoach Way Station and Pony Express station.
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Draper, Utah
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were traveling through the area and saw the sign for Cove Fort, so we thought we would take a break and see what it was all about. The environment is clean and very friendly. We parked and were met by an older gentleman who took a lot of time to show us a video and took... More

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Long Beach, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The free tour offered by a member of the LDS church was interesting and informative without being at all preachy. Very enjoyable break on the road from St. George to Salt Lake City, and definitely worth the time to stop and see it. Great restoration of the original fort, and interesting stories.

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Cabool, Missouri
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171 reviews 171 reviews
59 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a well cared for, Mormon Fort established in 1867, and has a lot of history. They give personal tours of the inside of the Fort and it is worth a stop.

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Ivins, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Loved stepping back in time. With or without children, (and I have done both) it's a great adventure. Bring a picnic lunch. Take a nap under the apple trees and shade trees. Guides are very knowledgeable and love what they do. Grand kids loved the stories about each of the rooms and then being able to climb to the top... More

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Hurricane, Utah
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The first weekend in August is a celebration called "Cove Fort Days". There are dozens of things to do, especially for young people, There are all kinds of exhibits and games that they would enjoy, as well as pioneer demonstrations and live entertainment for adults. There are wagon and stage coach rides during the day also. Cove fort has guides... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We took the tour with our three small children. In the video it was interesting to see the willingness of Ira be so quick to follow the prophet. What a great example. Our missionary tour guide Sister Waite knew all the history and fun facts. Thanks for a great tour.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time learning about the Hinkley family and seeing so many original artifacts from the 1800's. What a great place to stretch your legs and walk around and tour while traveling or for a day trip. Family friendly and full of wonderful LDS missionaries who welcome you and take you on a wonderful tour.

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I stopped here several years ago before we had kids. We have driven past it at least four times a year since and never stopped. We had some flexibility in our recent drive back to AZ this summer and decided to stop and let the kids see the fort. The missionaries who greeted us when we first... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Seen the sign many times and decided to go by. Surprised how close it was off the freeway. Short film then nice tour-all free. Fort restored and furnished in detail. Picnic area and clean bathrooms. We highly recommend it.

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great stop between Provo and St. George. Kids had a great time. The tour guide learned each of the children's names and made it personal to them. The best review was from an adolescent that said "It was good. Not like a museum."

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