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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... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
MainzKastel
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Smyrna, Delaware
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Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 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 and 13,000 at Gila River. The Gila River camps were named Butte and Canal. Poston... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 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 a few concrete floors remain there. There is a memorial plaque and a small arch... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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Reviewed 30 June 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 the truly interested will look for it.

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3 Thank MainzKastel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 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 we put their families and them into a loss of personal liberties. I understand the... More 

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12 Thank Danielle W
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Reviewed 13 April 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 middle of nowhere.I really got emotional to hear some of the stories that happen at... More 

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