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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A very well organized museum, the film brought tears to my eyes, there was so much I didn't realize... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jeff h
Salem, Oregon
A sad chapter of US History

This moderate sized museum memorializes the story of this Japanese internment camp. It is only a... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2019
Alissa R
San Rafael, California
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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...more
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1539 Road 19, Powell, WY 82435-8723
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Following the attack on Pearl Harbour, Americans along the west coast who were of Japanese descent were ordered at short notice to relocate to temporary holding camps well inland, such as this one at Heart Mountain outside Powell. It's a beautiful location, but for people...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well organized museum, the film brought tears to my eyes, there was so much I didn't realize about those camps, very informative. A must see.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

This moderate sized museum memorializes the story of this Japanese internment camp. It is only a short drive from Cody, Wyoming and well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alissa R
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Must see to begin to understand what happened during WWII when the US was at war with a Japan. Japanese Americans lost their homes, jobs, businesses, farms, etc. wonderful films and displays.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank carolr583
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Thanks to the staff here I found out more personal information about my mother who was sent here from Santa Anita Racetrack Assembly Center. She never talked about this time of her life or these horrific experiences. She turned 22 years old here and was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

This is a wonderful interpretive center and a great lesson to remind us we cannot treat people like this. A friend that I know through the horticulture world was interned here as a teenager. That’s what motivated us to go visit. His family has meditation...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

Please stop at Heart Mountain and get educated about this tragic time in history. It's a small little museum, but is packed with a large amount of history. We were amazed at how little we knew about the treatment of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jsexto
Reviewed August 25, 2019

Former site of Japanese relocation during WWII, this has an excellent exhibit with many sad stories of man's inhumanity to man but with a bit of a silver lining. The video explores Joy's story about how her family was removed to this place when she...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

WE touredd Heart Mountain Japanese Internment Camp and it was excellent. It is a sad part of American History but the story is told in depth here. They have many displays with stories from internees and have a moved that highlights interviews with people that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed August 16, 2019

One can learn so much from this lovely Interment center. I had no idea that Wyoming even had one and the displays at this center are wonderful. I learned so very much.

Date of experience: August 2019
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October 7, 2018|
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Response from Richard R | Reviewed this property |
Plan on spending 2 to 3 hours on site. We have visited Manzanar and without a doubt Heart Mountain gives you a much better understanding of what the American Citizens of Japanese descent had to endure being sent to... More
February 25, 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
February 22, 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!
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