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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

1539 Road 19, Powell, WY 82435-8723
+1 307-754-8000
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A must see in the Cody Area

I had never heard of Heart Mountain, THe Center is exceptional and the story of Heart Mountain is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sallie M
Edgewater, Florida
World War II History

Built on the original site of the relocation camp and displaying many of the original artifacts, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon S
Cody, Wyoming
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The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is located at the site of a former World War II Japanese American Relocation Camp. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese Americans on the West Coast were rounded up and confined in 10 camps around the country. One of these was located at Heart Mountain, and approximately 14,000 Japanese Americans were wrongly incarcerated here. The camp today features a museum, gallery, walking tour, original Relocation Camp structures and a World War II Memorial. The museum features interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages showing how Japanese Americans coped with unjust confinement and how the story of Japanese American imprisonment affects our lives today. A 14-minute introductory film plays several times each hour.
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1539 Road 19, Powell, WY 82435-8723
+1 307-754-8000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had never heard of Heart Mountain, THe Center is exceptional and the story of Heart Mountain is touched my heart, Imaging these people who had to endure life here was sad, But I would not have missed this for anything, The best side trip...More

Thank Sallie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built on the original site of the relocation camp and displaying many of the original artifacts, it is a must see center.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once i heard the interpretive center was there, had to go back. Visited the camp 19 yrs ago and it was good to see the improvements in that time compared to other camps. The interpretive center is class! Built to replicate the barracks(there are 3...More

Thank blk213
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heart Mountain documents the experience of Japanese Americans who were ripped from their homes and communities and imprisoned in Wyoming. The exhibits and collection guides are very well done, making it accessible for visitors of all ages and levels of awareness. This is a museum...More

Thank NJFamilyAdventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in the Cody WY area, I would encourage you to stop at this thought provoking historical site. Although the barracks are gone and only 1 remaining building still standing, the trail, displays and pictures give you an idea of what life was like...More

Thank mermaid82001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being of Japanese descent, knowing that we were going to be in the area, I had to visit this museum. My immediate family were not interned, but we have had friends and distant relatives that were in camps. There are photos, artifacts and even home...More

Thank Bsktcase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Heart Mountain (first one was 2 years ago with a friend and this time with my Parents). Such an interesting and thought provoking place. Living in Scotland this really made me think about what we in the UK did...More

Thank 1804Ems
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic center that tells the story of a dark time in US history. Seeing how the US treated its own Japanese American citizens was enlightening on many levels, especially given our current contentious political environment.

Thank 466luker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just 13 miles from Cody is this important piece of WW2 history.. Well done Interpretive Center w/many first person accounts.. With 14,000+ "relocated" Japanese & Japanese Americans it was WYs 3rd largest city..Just $7/$5 senior & student.

Thank MontanaJudy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small but effective visitors center located at the World War II interment center. Even if you have visited other interment camps , Heart Mountain is still worth the visit. The "theater" could use a bit of improvement, but the displays are outstanding for such...More

Thank NatParkFan
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25 February 2017|
Response from Dakota R | Property representative |
The closest airport to the center (13 miles) is the Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyoming. You can usually find a flight here with just a short layover in Denver or Salt Lake City. The East Gate to Yellowstone... More
22 February 2017|
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Response from Dakota R | Property representative |
We recommend giving yourself at least 90 minutes to visit the museum and grounds, but many guests stay for 2 hours or more. We look forward to your visit!