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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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An Impromptu Stop - An Unforgettable Tour

From the moment Elder Borzea gave us the friendliest greeting until his tour ended, we were impressed with the fort history, restoration quality, and his articulate accounting of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

From the moment Elder Borzea gave us the friendliest greeting until his tour ended, we were impressed with the fort history, restoration quality, and his articulate accounting of the days of Cove Fort. We are non Mormon, but found the tour to be one of the best we have ever taken. There was no pressure on us to discuss religion... More 

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North Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Interesting tour of a lovingly restored and preserved 1860s outback way station from the Mormon point-of-view. The docents are true believers who clearly wouldn't mind bringing you into the fold. But they're also happy to let you just take in the history of the place. At the nice lady we drew as a guide was. There's no charge for admission.... More 

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Lehi, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had a great visit at Cove Fort. My 4 young children loved seeing the different rooms where some real pioneers, and sometimes cowboys and even Indians stayed. Everything is restored and true to the time period. Very interesting place to see.

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Studio City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The cove fort is along highway 15 going through central Utah just north of the highway 70 turnoff is a very interesting place to take a break from the monotony of the road. Restored and run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints it is an interesting glimpse into the history of this part of the country.... More 

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Yuma, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This spot is an absolute treasure, and also free! A fun look back in time with interesting facts about all the little details of life. I was only planning on staying a few minutes but an hour and a half later and I was still asking my tour guide a million questions. The tour guides are great and totally take... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Cove Fort was meant to be a leg stretcher stop but we easily spent two hours here. If you are on deadline and have only minutes to spare, you are welcome to use the picnic grounds and restroom facilities without taking the tour. But to miss the tour would be a lost opportunity to witness history wonderfully preserved and presented.... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were drving to Colorado from Los Angeles to chase the fall colors. On the road through Utah we observed a road sign announcing "Cove Fort". We had time in our day for diversions and we like to see new things and learn about the area we are passing through. So, off the road we went to see the fort.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We turned off after seeing the sign not knowing what to expect. We encountered the most lovely of people (Sister Robb) who gave us an outstanding tour and history of the fort and its people. We even managed a game at the end of the tour. Can highly recommend Old Fort Cove.

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great place to stop, rest and enjoy a tour of a part othe early West. Lots of picnic tables, clean restrooms and and very friendly tour guides. The fort was built in just 90 days during 1867 and still stands today in great shape. It was so intersting to see and hear what the early pioneers were able to accomplish.... More 

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

After you turn off I-15 onto I-70 there is a little sign offering a road to historic Cove Fort. It is easy to pass it by. But if you have an hour or two to spare, take the road. Cove Fort is a very interesting construction out of lava stone (yes, there once were many volcanoes in Utah). Considering the... More 

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