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Minidoka Internment, Jerome

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Historic Site · Landmark
Minidoka National Historic Site is a National Historic Site in the western United States. It commemorates the more than 9,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned at the Minidoka War Relocation Center during the Second World War.
Located in the Magic Valley of south central Idaho in Jerome County, the site is in the Snake River Plain, a remote high desert area north of the Snake River. It is 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Twin Falls and just north of Eden, in an area known as Hunt. The site is administered by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and was originally established as the Minidoka Internment National Monument in 2001. Its elevation is just under 4,000 feet (1,220 m) above sea level.

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  • We found the sign for this monument easily, but then we could not find the visitor center. There was another couple looking for the visitor center, too. It isn't the house near the sign, it is on...  more »
  • What a worthwhile place to go and learn about one of the darkest moments in American History. Just being able to see and feel what life was like for the 13,000 interred Japanese Americans during WWII is worth the slight detour. You can read all about it but to be there just gives such a deeper sense of wonder and awe that something so blatantly at odds with American values happened so close to home and not all that long ago in the grand scheme of things.
  • As of today it appears that the development of the Monument is an ongoing build. The visitors center looks to be brand new, but was unfortunately closed when I made a visit. The historical info located all around the property is very informative. I will visit again to see the growth of this historical monument and get my stamp for my passport.

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