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This was very well done and informative. A must see for any American. Very important piece of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yanks3413
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Everyone needs to see and reflect on how American Citizens were treated

Reflection by all Americans need to imagine what loss of freedom means. To add more insult... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was very well done and informative. A must see for any American. Very important piece of history that is not always talked about.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reflection by all Americans need to imagine what loss of freedom means. To add more insult, expecting people you lock up to then serve in the military. Then when it was all over, you come home and it is all gone - your home and business. Shame. At least the place is closed because how people act and talk toward immigrants, it wouldn't be hard to imagine a place like this being used again, if the buildings were still there. Of course that is what is happening today as people (without their children) are being sent to places across the USA. Sure, the immigrants are not citizens, but was their grandparents when they arrived in the US treated this way? Shame!

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How this happened is only now somewhat understandable. I still have a hard time believing it. This was a sobering experience for us. It is remarkable that the Japenese people have put this behind them and remain our allies.
Please visit and take your time with the exhibits.

Thank Ron A
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a sometimes forgotten piece of WWII history. This center should make every American stop and think about who our citizens are and how we should all be treated equal.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

About 14,000 Japanese Americans passed through the Heart Mountain internment center during WWII. Some 11,000 of them lived there for an extended period of time. An opening poster reminds us that no American may be detained without benefit of a trial. It's in our Constitution. And yet thousands of our citizens were hauled off to internment camps because they were believed to be our enemies. Most of the internees lost everything they owned before they arrived. There was adequate shelter, food, medical care, and education for the children at the camp. Former internees reported that the ten years AFTER they left internment were even worse. They had to deal with intense racism and try to rebuild their lives. This is one of those places that's a little uncomfortable to visit, but well worth the time.

Thank circa2015
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

This is a history lesson we may have heard about but perhaps never felt or appreciated for the injustice our nation inflicted on our own citizens, an injustice rooted in fear and racial intolerance. Well worth the time invested in going there from Cody as well as the time spent there.

Thank carolgerry1
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

This is a must visit for all Americans! The center commemorates the Japanese-American persecution during WW2. There are a number of rebuilt internment camp structures and interactive exhibits. One can only imagine the suffering and disillusion on the part of American citizens penned in behind barbed wire fences and military guard towers for the “crime” of being Japanese-Americans on the West Coast during the hysteria of the war. It should be required for school kids at visit this deeply powerful place. We were nearly moved to tears by the exhibits and all the care taken to tell this tragic story in the American experience. The resilience of the people interned there is a testament to courage and a strong repudiation of racism and bigotry still so prevalent today. Visit and you will walk away reflective and feeling a determination to not let this happen again on American soil.

Thank jmarcustrav
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Very well done museum. It isn’t far from Cody, Wyoming or the East entrance to Yellowstone. Well worth the small detour. Lots of life size photos and exhibits with peoples stories and visitors comments. Larger than it looks from the outside. A sensitive treatment of a difficult time in American history. Visitors will get a very real sense of what Japanese Americans experienced in the internment camps and before and after WWII.

Thank T8722EFclaired
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

It is great place to visit. It explains what the innocent Japanese-Americans went through when Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. They did not have anything to do and they lost everything. These Americans still serve their country with honor. During the war many innocent people get wasted. This museam makes you feel that.

Thank John B
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

You may have missed this chapter of American history in high school, but don’t miss this deeply informative opportunity to learn about the realities of the Heart Mountain Japanese Internment camps, this is an excellent source of first hand information about life at the camp. Staffed by helpful and knowledgeable and available personnel and enhanced by a rich resource center. This is an educational experience for the whole family. It is impossible to leave here unmoved by the struggles that the internees endured. Don’t miss it!

Thank Ruth R
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