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Minidoka Internment National Monument

US 93 North, Eden Exit, Jerome, ID
+1 208-837-4793
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Visiting Internment Centers across the nation

We're hoping to visit as many of the Internment sites as possible. We have already been to... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
chipnchair
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bay area, ca
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I read a book called "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford and the author... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
hippygirl52
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Jerome, Idaho
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This national monument commemorates the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good57%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
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US 93 North, Eden Exit, Jerome, ID
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We're hoping to visit as many of the Internment sites as possible. We have already been to Manzanar, Topaz and Tule Lake. The ranger at the visitor center was *very* knowledgeable about centers across the nation and was able to answer my question about the...More

Thank chipnchair
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I read a book called "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford and the author mentioned a bus ride to Jerome, Idaho to see relatives in Minidoka Interment Camp. A short drive took me to the national monument. Because many of...More

Thank hippygirl52
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Too hot mid-day in July to walk the full path, but we looked at a few signs near the parking. Educational and sad to learn about life there. If you're in the area, stop by for a brief visit.

Thank Cherish J
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This monument and the hike are worth seeing in order to learn what occurs when we allow this. As one of the plaques at the entrance states: One of ten American Concentration Camps; victims of war-time hysteria. "Even though most internees were U.S. born citizens..."...More

Thank NotAFoodSnobFromNY
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I just recently became very interested in the history of the American internment camps during WW11. Finding this National Park site not far from where I was staying, my husband and I decided to take a trip to visit. We had been told there wasn't...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We visited this National Monument on the recommendation of my Mom. She was raised just over the hill from this camp when the Japanese were being held there. Interesting history although a bit sad, sometimes its good to remember and learn. Understandably we, as a...More

Thank thomasbN5606LY
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Minidoka is still in the development phase for becoming a fully complete national site. the visitor center is in the planning stages so if you want to read up on it and see exhibits and pictures, you will have to stop at the Hagerman Fossil...More

Thank abearfellow
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Minidoka is a bit out of the way but well worth the drive. (The drive also takes you through lots of Idaho farm land and we got to see some potatoes being harvested and a giant mountain of potatoes. I found it very exciting.) A...More

Thank Natsy42
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

If more Americans understood the consequences of unjust racial profiling during WWII we wouldn't have the political jingoism we have today.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nice to learn about this place and the people who had to endure it. It has a really great memorial wall for all the people that had to be here.

Thank Lois S
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