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Cove Fort Historic Site

Highway 161se, Utah 84713 USA

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Free to Visit
Open Now
Sun 9a-8p
  • 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
  • 19 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
jirvineuk

  • 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

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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
  • 0 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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Reviewed by
KayHornbrook

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 02, 2015

Nice rest stop

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Reviewed by
Sandy Hambalek

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  • 0 Helpful
May 01, 2015
Rated 5.0

What a gem in the wilderness! This is a beautifully restored historic site, with well-dressed rooms. The tour guides offered to customize the (free) tour, and found ways to keep everyone - including the 4 and 7 year old - engaged.

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Reviewed by
gee0001

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 10, 2014
Rated 5.0

This fort is as preserved and good as it gets. This place is an easy "stop and see" along your trip up or down the I-15 highway.

The fort is owned and preserved by the Mormon church. Missionaries are present to walk visitors through the fort for free. The missionary who attended to us was a very helpful and friendly gentleman. He did a great job and was very laid back.

The stone fort is situated just off the highway. The stonework and period interiors are preserved or reconstructed in historic fashion. The views are good with one view of a dormant volcano. The fort is situation alone in a field area with many small outbuildings and a large barn.

Overall, this is worth seeing as it is an old prairie fort in great condition. It is a historic site.

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Cove Fort Historic Site

Highway 161se
Utah
84713 USA

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Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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