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“Great History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Minidoka Internment National Monument

Minidoka Internment National Monument
US 93 North, Eden Exit, Jerome, ID
(208) 837-4793
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Jerome
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
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Owner description: This national monument commemorates the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Jerome, Idaho
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

You have to drive out of the way but if you want some very interesting WWII history, then take the trip to Hunt. You can see the remains of the camp and many of the old barrack buildings are still in use today around Jerome County such as many are County owned at the Jerome County Airport.

Visited June 2013
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Rupert, Idaho
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8 attraction reviews
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“Prisoner of War Camp”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

There's not much there now, but many are working toward restoring this site. There is an annual trek by the folks and families of those who were interred here during WWII. Fascinating. The visitor center is several miles away at this time, in Hagerman, where there's a lot of information available.

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Wisdom, Montana
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“A trip back in time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a relatively new site for the NPS. We enjoyed the walking paths and the wayside exhibits. You really feel how "alone" those sent there must have felt.

Visited April 2013
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“An unusual national monument”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

My wife and I visited this monument and learned quite a bit we did not know about the internment of Japanese ancestry individuals during World War 2. We got a vivid sense of the hard times these blameless people went through due to war time hysteria.

Visited April 2013
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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“Good place for contemplation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Those who don't learn history are condemned to repeat it. Every American should learn about this place. The site has more to see than other internment sites I've visited; still, not much left. But there are some remains, the fence, good interpretive signs, and a nice walking path. Still has a bleak, isolated kind of beauty, and the weather, as in the 1940s, can be extreme.

Visited August 2012
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