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Cove Fort Historic Site

Highway 161se, Utah 84713 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Mon 9a
  • Public
    Restrooms

“constructed as a safe stop for travelers in 1867”

Built in 1867, Cove Fort was constructed as a safe stop for travelers, where they could find shelter, fresh water, and feed for livestock. Go back in time to the days when travel was by horseback and covered wagon and discover what sort of accommodations a traveler could have expected. Cove Fort is located immediately northeast of the junction of I-15 and I-70, in the southeast corner of Millard County, twenty miles south of Kanosh and twenty-four miles north of Beaver

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Reviewed by
Greenthriftymama

  • 13 Reviews
  • 22 Helpful
July 03, 2014

Neat place to see. It is run by the Mormons but they were all very nice and didn't try to convert us or even ask for a donation. They even gave my 4 year old a little wooden toy.

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Reviewed by
PGmyers

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 27, 2014

We were tired and looking for a break. The rest stop sign took us past this old fort. This ended up being a nice little side tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable is western settlement history. The picnic grounds we're emasculate and the restrooms were clean. It's a good way to take an hour break from the road.

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Reviewed by
megiasano

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 07, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great tour guides! The guides were very knowledgeable about every aspect the fort! We learned a lot! They were very respectful of our time! The details put into reconstructing each of the rooms was amazing as well as all the information given by the guides!

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Reviewed by
sfitz

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 24, 2018
Rated 5.0

Stopped in to stretch our legs and learn about some of the local history. They did not disappoint. This place was of museum quality & deeply fascinating. It’s too bad some other reviewers took cheap shots at the Mormons who give the tours. I, personally, eschew organized religion, but I also feel it’s disrespectful to walk up into someone’s ‘house’ and then talk shit.

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Reviewed by
rinpa

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 17, 2018
Rated 5.0

Interesting and informative tour. Sweet to kids and GREAT bathrooms with changing tables.

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Reviewed by
Jeff Irvine

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 08, 2017
Rated 5.0

Take this Break. The road along here is pretty barren. We stopped at Cove Fort and we weren't expecting much. Instead we were met in the parking lot by a nice lady that took my wife and I around the fort and showed us the living quarters and surrounding grounds. The history of the place was interesting and there were stories about the furnishings in the fort and in the surrounding farm as well. We stayed almost two hours and highly recommend you stop here.

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Reviewed by
mommymeasures

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 14, 2017
Rated 5.0

Wonderful place to explore and learn how people lived 150 years ago. The volunteers/staff are very nice and full of information. It is a Mormon fort, but lots of history to be seen, and like another reviewer said they did not try to convert us. lol.

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Reviewed by
dawolffs

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
March 26, 2017
Rated 5.0

Very nice stop along our trip. Was fascinating to experience how life was like during that time period.

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ML19

  • 13 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 03, 2017
Rated 4.0

Cove Fort was closed when I went but it was fun to walk around by myself and look around at the old buildings. They have really kept it up and the grounds look neat and clean. Very cool historical glimpse.

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Reviewed by
Grosclaude

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 06, 2016
Rated 5.0

A super place to take a break and learn about a little part of American history. Even my 11 and 17 year old enjoyed the visit. Very nice and knowledgeable guides help to bring the past alive. I highly recommend it.

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Cove Fort Historic Site

Highway 161se
Utah
84713 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Public Restrooms
  • Free Parking
  • Yes Parking

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