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Cove Fort

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Address: I-70 and I-15, UT
Phone Number: 14354385547
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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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Amazing syories

Loved touring this historical area to learn how the Mormons lived. Sister May was so delightful and informative. I used some of the information I learned on this trip when I went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved touring this historical area to learn how the Mormons lived. Sister May was so delightful and informative. I used some of the information I learned on this trip when I went to the prophet Brigham Youngs winter home in St George. A must see!!!!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop by as it is very near the interstate. At first we saw only an old wooden, rundown fort and a group of Mormon elders. One elder came over and we were shown a large, formidable fort built over 150 years ago. It was built as a safe haven for nearby settlers and as a stage coach way station.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a Fort that has multiple rooms. Free tours are given by LOS missionaries that actually live in homes by the fort. All of the decor is authentic, some of it is original.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband happened upon information about Cove Fort, so we made the drive down from SLC. We were pleasantly surprised by our visit/tour. We had Sister Odum and she was wonderful. We started off with a short video about the fort, and then headed across to tour the fort. Sister Odum was very knowledgeable on the different rooms and what... More 

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Barneveld, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a historic site worth seeing just off I-15 in a dry desert climate. It was a place for early pioneer travelers to stop for food, water and a safe place to spend the night. It is a beautiful spot to visit and see how the Mormon church helped develop Utah and provided for the people traveling thru that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise. We have a 4th grader learning about Utah. On our way home from Labor Day in St. George, we decided to stop to encourage his learning. The tour guide, Elder Walker was so friendly and kind. We loved the clean bathrooms and chance to learn about the rich history of Cove Fort. It's really worth your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Utah visitor center recommended Cove Fort as an interesting place to stop on the long drive through Utah on I-15. I am so glad he did. My husband and I had a very enjoyable, informative , interesting and fun break at this Morman Fort. Our personal tour guide, Elder Cypers, was a wealth of knowledge. So interesting and knowledgeable.... More 

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Herriman, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While driving from Bryce Canyon to Salt Lake our youngest needed to stop for a rest. We saw signs for this so we drove past the rest stop and found Cove Fort. We're so glad we did! What a great piece of Utah history. We learned that the outside walls were created from rock from a volcano in the background.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by on our way home from Fillmoore and was surprised at how neat of a place it was. It is so close to the freeway. They had very beautiful flowers and gardens planted too. We were greeted by Sister Merla Sorensen , who gave us our tour. She was very knowledgable about the place and all the different... More 

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Osan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide was great! This site was very interesting with many fun facts. Definitely worth the time to stop and visit.

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