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Cove Fort

#79 of 1,011 things to do in Utah
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Address: I-70 and I-15, UT
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Cove Fort was used as a Stagecoach Way Station and Pony Express station.

Cove Fort was used as a Stagecoach Way Station and Pony Express station.

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At just 1.5 miles off of I-15 between Fillmore and Beaver, Utah, this historical site is an incredible example of the life, sacrifice and dedication of the early pioneers. Each... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At just 1.5 miles off of I-15 between Fillmore and Beaver, Utah, this historical site is an incredible example of the life, sacrifice and dedication of the early pioneers. Each member of my family thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Fort and learning of the daily life and responsibilities of individuals in all age groups. The tour guide was knowledgeable... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to break up our road trip from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City. We only planned on stretching our legs for 10 or 15 minutes but ended up staying for an hour and really enjoyed the time spent here. Cove Fort was very interesting and our guide was extremely friendly and informative. We would definitely recommend visiting... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We traveled from the Seattle to Utah last August to visit Zion National Park as well as a few of the other sites. On our way back from Zion, we decided to tour Cove Fort. It's an old Mormon fort that has been beautifully restored by the Mormon Church. It's an easy off/on from the highway. After we parked, we... More 

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

On our way to Park City, Utah we stopped to stretch our legs and experience Cove Fort. Cove Fort was a stopping place for weary travelers from 1863 to 1890. We had an Elder for a tour guide and it was quite informative. The tour was about 30-45 minutes long and worth the stop.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Lots of awesome info about the Old West. The fort is beautifully restored. I learned a lot even though I know quite a bit about the time period/area. The senior missionaries that guide you around are super too!

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Really neat to see the history of the West in that little fort. Very few places kept so well preserved. I highly recommend to anyone going through the area. Just off the track of most visitors driving up through Utah or down through Utah.

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

My kids loved seeing the fort and learning about the history. The tour was great for kids and they kept asking if we can go there next time we pass through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I loved my visit here! Although I'd been here before, it was still so amazing to return to the Old West! The people who show you around are incredibly kind and considerate. Even with small kids, they're patient and make the experience relevant to them. It's just off the I15 and is lovely to stop off. There are picnic and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The fort itself is quite small but well preserved and has become a museum of Mormon life in the late 19th century. Each carload of visitors is met by a guide in the carpark and shown into a small cinema room where much of the history is told. The guide then conducts his party around the fort showing the furniture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is run by the Mormons, but they are not pushy. Very subtle references to their religion. Very very well done. There is no charge and would be great for a family. There is a short film and a guided tour with time on your own, after. It is actually in Beaver Utah.

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