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Cove Fort

I-70 and I-15, UT
+1 435-438-5547
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We had a wonderful visit here. Sister Crosby was our tour guide; she was very informative... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richard H
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Great history with many innovations!

Great historic site. Story about one man and his family that came to build a fort for the church... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ron S
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Cove Fort was used as a Stagecoach Way Station and Pony Express station.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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I-70 and I-15, UT
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+1 435-438-5547
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful visit here. Sister Crosby was our tour guide; she was very informative, friendly, and welcoming. Our family highly recommends this site.

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great historic site. Story about one man and his family that came to build a fort for the church. The fort became the center for Telegraph and mail carriers and cowboys alike. There's some really great innovations that Pioneers came up with.. take the tour.

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

The Mormons own this place and there is no fee, nor any pressure from their beliefs. Elder Luke gave us a warm welcome and showed us around in this pioneer-settlement that is a fort but never saw any battle. Outside there is a corral like...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

As we traveled up the I-15 toward Salt Lake City from St. George we took the very minor detour off the 70 E to visit Cove Fort. They've got many older full-time volunteers there who like nothing better than to take people through the old...More

1  Thank dunbray
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We originally stopped at the gas station to use the restroom. But, we saw the signs and decided to have a little break from our drive home. It was so fun to learn about the fort, it's purpose, and take a tour of the entire...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. It was a cold, rainy day with not much to do while we were visiting in Beaver, so we went to Cove Fort. Our guide was Sister Fund and she was great! She is very friendly and informative....More

1  Thank Ann C
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

The Cove Fort, was an excellent stop for our family. Taking under an hour with an informative short video, this historic spot really showcased the grit, ingenuity and thoughtfulness of the areas founders. Thank you Elder Bateman for the tour!

2  Thank Flexas-FW
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

The staff were so friendly. It is a fort that was restored by the LDS church. It is worth the stop to take in a little history.

1  Thank jmztripadvis0r
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Don’t miss Cove Fort if you are interested Historical settlements – this is a GEM! Cove Fort was built along an old Stagecoach Route and Mail Route in rural Utah. It’s also one of the first telegraph stations in the network of telegraph communications in...More

1  Thank CushyCouple
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

When passing through, saw the fort and stopped for a wonderful and informative short film and comprehensive tour, which was free. Sister Sessions was gracious, inviting and knowledgeable. Loved the history but more importantly intrigued about the Morman Family and faith. God at work, no...More

1  Thank soccermomWashington
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Tammy F
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the dogs would be allowed. Much of the exhibit is outside. It is an LDS run facility and the missionaries are usually very accomodating.
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dpetrowske
July 23, 2016|
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Response from MLott88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we actually went there on a Sunday traveling home.
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