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Cove Fort

I-70 and I-15, UT
+1 435-438-5547
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Fun excursion

We originally stopped at the gas station to use the restroom. But, we saw the signs and decided to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JJP12321
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Layton, Utah
Very interesting!

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. It was a cold, rainy day with not much to do while we were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann C
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Cove Fort was used as a Stagecoach Way Station and Pony Express station.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pioneer life” (10 reviews)
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I-70 and I-15, UT
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+1 435-438-5547
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"tour guides are"
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"pioneer life"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"clean restrooms"
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"rest stop"
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"free tour"
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"lds church"
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"early pioneers"
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"weary travelers"
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"great historic site"
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"pioneer days"
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"personal tour"
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"period pieces"
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"stretch your legs"
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"short film"
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"road trip"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 14 March 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!

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Reviewed 9 February 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 7 February 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 8 November 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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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful personal tour by Sister Spencer. I learned so much from her. The meaning of "pop goes the weasel" was one tidbit of wisdom. The grounds are beautiful full of flowers and a nice park to picnic. Pleasant staff. I highly recommend...More

1  Thank ki0ki
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

See how life was lived in the pioneer days. A tour guide takes you around the fort after a short film. The fort is set up as it would have been when it was up and running. Made me realize just how spoiled and fortunate...More

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Historical Cove Fort was a pioneer stop prior to the construction of the railroad. It was built and operated by the LDS church, and most recently the LDS church restored the site as historical pioneer exhibit. There is a large grassy area to run the...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

You can spend 30 minutes to probably all day at this free exhibit of wilderness survival by those who settled the we astern territories. Antique period pieces used in the very fort are everywhere. Let the kids climb to the fighting bulwarks or run the...More

Thank Ron B
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Tammy F
12 May 2017|
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Response from michael5711 | 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
24 July 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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