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Fascinating trip

Im a teenager in high school learning about WWII and this was a fascinating trip and I’m honored to... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
MoonLite G
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A moving monument to the concentration camp in the desert

I visited the Poston Memorial Monument for the first time as a 2018 Pilgramage to the site of the... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Im a teenager in high school learning about WWII and this was a fascinating trip and I’m honored to be able to visit this. I love how it is surrounded by palm trees and i think it is a great memorial site for people of...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

I visited the Poston Memorial Monument for the first time as a 2018 Pilgramage to the site of the concentration camp that housed over 17,000 Japanese Americans during WWII after Executive Order 9066 was signed and issued by Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942....More

1  Thank ranishi
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

One of the 10 centers established for the Japanese American population during WWII on the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation. Three areas of tar paper wall barracks housed over 17 thousand people for 3 and 1/2 years while 1200 of them joined the United States...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

My grandparents, mother, and aunt/uncles along with more than 17,000 Japanese Americans were interned here. My experience was very emotional - knowing my family was forced in this place. It's just over the California Border in Parker, AZ - on the Colorado River Indian Reservation....More

3  Thank DollaYo1
Reviewed June 5, 2016

I concur with the other reviewers of the importance of visiting the memorial for the Poston War Relocation Center. It is better to sense this unfortunate part of American history, by actually standing there and viewing the surroundings. This was especially true on the 117F...More

1  Thank Robert V
Reviewed March 13, 2016

Small monument but in a peaceful area. You go from desert landscape to large irrigated agricultural fields. Monument well constructed and booklet describing the development of the monument. Very glad we took the time and driving to see it.

1  Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed February 24, 2016

While this monument is small and stark, it is well worth the slight detour off Arizona Highway 95 south of Lake Havasu City (on Hwy. 1) to pause and remember. The plaques will remind you or teach you about that chapter in America's history when...More

1  Thank capitollover
Reviewed May 16, 2015

This memorial was constructed on the site that from May 5, 1942 to November 28, 1945 incarcerated 17,867 Americans of Japanese Ancestry. None of the original internment camp buildings remain. This memorial was very well done and has a kiosk that provides informational brochures as...More

2  Thank damookie
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