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Cove Fort

I-70 and I-15, UT
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Ranked #13 of 731 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Driving from California to Denver with our 8 year old and needed a break. We stopped at Cove Fort and although we didn't have time for the complete tour, we were taken through the fort by Sister Hegwer who was kind and knowledgeable. The fort has been restored and has authentic decor for the time period. You really get a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We recently made a trip from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park, and Cove Fort seemed like a good place for us to stop and give the kids a chance to stretch their legs and learn about a simpler time. We are so glad that we decided to make the stop. Every one of us learned something, and the fort... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Looking for a nice point to take a break midway between a drive from SLC to Vegas, I found this fort on the map. So glad we stopped by! We didn't have time for a long visit so we didn't watch a video or anything, we just had a nice elderly Mormon Missionary take us around on a tour of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This fort is beautifully maintained. The gravel is even raked every day! Nobody does history like Utah and this fort is a wonderful example. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly. It is a pleasant rest stop and you might just learn something too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

My wife, my one-year old son, and I drove from Orem to Cove Fort for a tour. We were expecting to have a nice experience visiting the LDS Church site, but our expectations were far exceeded. We had Sister Hemmert give us a tour and she was superb. The tour started with a short movie that gave us general context... More

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Ogden, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Across the road from the very interesting Cove Fort, just off I-15 between Beaver and Fillmore, is a plaque commemorating FORT WILLDEN. It was built by my great, great grandfather and his family in about 1860. It was fun for me to 'show off' a bit of my family history to my travel guests.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience. The original fort walls are still in tact. The interior has been completely redone to make it look just like it would have back in the 1800s. A fabulous trip through history. The guides (volunteer Mormon missionaries) were very friendly and had lots of great information. They also did not try and push too much... More

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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