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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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Nice little side trip - very interesting!

I have passed the signs for this many times, not knowing how close to the freeway it is. Sorry I waited so long since it's only about a mile off the freeway and easy access back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Chandler, Arizona

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have passed the signs for this many times, not knowing how close to the freeway it is. Sorry I waited so long since it's only about a mile off the freeway and easy access back onto I-15. So glad we stopped this time! Had a wonderful tour by Elder Walker, it was very interesting! My almost 17-year old said... More 

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Provo, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd always wanted to stop here on my way between Salt Lake and southern California, but was always in a hurry. This time, we decided it would make a very nice break, so we stopped and took the tour. We are so glad we did! There was a short movie about Cove Fort and then the very nice tour guide... More 

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Munich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Owned and operated by the LDS church, senior citizen missionaries offer free guided tours of the fort. Tour lasts about 45 minutes and is really quite interesting. No hard sell of the religion, just basic facts of fort life in the late 1800's. Very nicely restored with a picnic area and restrooms. Great rest stop.

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Highland, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a quick stop or an all day trip! The people were friendly, the history was interesting and they had cold water. So theres that.

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Thank Rizztravels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Cove Fort after seeing signs on I15. We were so glad we did! The grounds are immaculate! Our tour guide was Sister Odum and she was very friendly and knowledgeable of the Fort and the surroundings! We enjoyed our visit, it only took about 30-40 minutes of our day and it was worth the time.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we come to Utah, we try to stop at Cove Fort. It's been 4 years since our last visit, so we were pleasantly surprised at the updated tour this time around. Our missionary guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and kept even our sullen teenagers involved. Plus, if you're traveling and need a bathroom break, they have fabulous clean bathrooms... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

En route through Utah on I-15, this was a pleasant stop. The grounds were immaculate and beautifully groomed (very unlike the rest area we stopped at just prior). The Mormon sister who was our guide was very decent. We are not Mormon, but thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the Fort as well as some history about the Mormon... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I and our five children visited Cove Fort on the drive from Salt Lake City to St. George. Our tour guide, an LDS missionary, was very personable and friendly. He learned the name of all of our children and helped make the history of the fort come alive for the children. The fort and the surrounding grounds... More 

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Cedar City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great religious and historical location and tour. So much history and good vibes here. The tour guides are all missionary's for the LDS church and are passionate and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have made it a tradition to stop at Cove Fort nearly every time we go to St. George. It's roughly halfway between SLC and St. George, UT. So, it makes for a great place to stretch our legs and use their very clean restrooms. The picnic tables and green grass lawn area is also a bonus... More 

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