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Cove Fort

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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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Fantastic tour for all ages!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
hallidaysa
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Castle Rock, Colorado

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 6 December 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 28 November 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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 13 October 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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Duluth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 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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