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Beautiful Memorial that sits on a hill overlooking the area. Very difficult to find without a GPS... read more

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A Dark Period in American History

The Gila River War Relocation Center was one of two concentration camps holding American citizens... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2016
Robert V
Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful Memorial that sits on a hill overlooking the area. Very difficult to find without a GPS guiding you. No signs along the way to assist you. Definitely worth the trip to remember this part of our sad American history.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Rating based on uniqueness of the history. There are no signs, dirt roads, no upkeep since it was dismantled so no,school field trips. Foundations are still there which is about it. Poor unkept monument. Still, very interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank JamesKennedy_11
Reviewed July 24, 2016

The Gila River War Relocation Center was one of two concentration camps holding American citizens and legal residents of Japanese ancestry during WWII. The other Arizona camp was at Poston. Poston consisted of three camps and Gila River had two. 20,000 were interned at Poston...More

Date of experience: July 2016
15  Thank Robert V
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Almost intentionally forgotten and difficult to find but it is worth it for the place itself. On the day I went there was not another soul around for as far as the eye could see. Be advised: You will not see any building as only...More

Date of experience: July 2016
8  Thank NATS11111
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

To get to the site you have to take dirt farm roads. The government has promised money to improve site. A few photo boards could be added, which will help younger children visualize, but I think it's best to leave the site obscure so only...More

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank MainzKastel
Reviewed October 30, 2014

I am a combat veteran of the Viet Nam era. I was so disappointed that our nation could not do better in showing\the history of a people who were and are American citizens. From their rank rose veterans who fought for our nation even though...More

Date of experience: October 2014
20  Thank Danielle W
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

This place was totally vandalized But they have very kind people have had put their time and money to clean and repaint the memorial Its a once of a life time opportunity It was nice and very fun.Even though when this place is in the...More

Date of experience: March 2013
9  Thank Jptravelswithfreedom
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Phyllis R
September 3, 2015|
Response from JamesKennedy_11 | Reviewed this property |
No permission needed...look on google,it is poorly marked on roads