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Address: US 93 North, Eden Exit, Jerome, ID
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This national monument commemorates the internment of Japanese-Americans...

This national monument commemorates the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
Paul D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 museum in Hagerman, idaho. but, that being said, you can still get a really good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 nice gravel pathway leads you on a 1.6 mile loop through historical buildings and signs... More 

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Thank Natsy42
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Lois S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The fact that this feels so out in the middle of nowhere already feels historically important. Its proxy visitor center is miles away in the town of Hagerman. There is an app with a map and detailed information on various significant spots on a self-guided tour of the area, but I found it difficult to match what I was looking... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We missed seeing a visitor centre on site, it is yet to be built. It was really hot when we visited so bring sun protection and lots of water as it is remote if forecast is same, 96 the day we visited Some original features remain and there are recreations of the guard towers and fences. The signage is helpful... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I wish they had left more of the original buildings. Even as it is has a high impact. It is located beside a river. There are only parts of little rock houses and there is also a watch tower.

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Thank Lulu1984
Walden, Tenn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This new national park area preserves the scant ruins of one of several internment camps created for Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast during the early years of WWII. Although there are only a few buildings and foundations remaining, the NPS has reconstructed a few of the features and created an extensive walking path with many wayside exhibits describing the... More 

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Meadow Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

During WWII American interned (imprisoned) American citizens of Japanese decent on the West Coast out of fear and misunderstanding. Many Japanese families lost everything, there are some stories of the Japanese being restored by neighbors who watched over and returned their property, but unfortunately those stories are rare. We planned a visit without knowing we were going to be there... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We drove up from HWY 50, heading north the the destination and were disappointed with the lack of signage guiding us to the right site. There was one sign that read, "Historic Site Ahead," but nothing that said anything about "Minidoka National Historic Site." This lead us to question if we were in the right area. A request to the... More 

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