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Minidoka Internment National Monument

US 93 North, Eden Exit, Jerome, ID
+1 208-837-4793
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Needs to be visited

During a visit in mid-June to this area of Idaho my husband and I visited the Minidoka Internment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joy12Blairsville_GA
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Blairsville, Georgia
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Not much to see. We were hoping for more. The guard tower was interesting. I wish more had been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dunn45
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Draper, Utah
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This national monument commemorates the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
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  • Average16%
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US 93 North, Eden Exit, Jerome, ID
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+1 208-837-4793
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During a visit in mid-June to this area of Idaho my husband and I visited the Minidoka Internment National Monument. Very worthwhile to visit. At the beginning of the 1.6 mile trail are a group of informative plaques beside a canal that tell the important...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see. We were hoping for more. The guard tower was interesting. I wish more had been preserved.

Thank Dunn45
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This was a pretty cool site to see you learn history for the park ranger there was awesome also should even be better when they get the construction done

1  Thank blueman66
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Reviewed 28 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

1  Thank chipnchair
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Reviewed 20 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

1  Thank hippygirl52
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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.

1  Thank Cherish J
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Reviewed 9 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

2  Thank NotAFoodSnobFromNY
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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

1  Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 15 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

1  Thank thomasbN5606LY
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Reviewed 25 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

1  Thank abearfellow
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