Jerome, Idaho: Minidoka Internment Camp

Former Japanese-American interment camp. Not much remains, but there is one former barracks, a rebuilt guard tower, and a walking trail with signs. Bring water; wear sturdy shoes.

Minidoka National Historic Site

1400 Hunt Rd, Jerome, ID
Minidoka National Historic Site. I-84 exit 182. Drive north on Hwy 50, which turns into Hwy 25, for 7.5 miles. Turn right onto Hunt Rd. Drive 2.5 miles. You'll see the guard tower and small parking lot on the right. If you want to walk the loop trail, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.
Site open daily. Visitor Center Jun-Aug daily 10-5., closed Sept-May (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Minidoka National Historic Site

It's a memorial to the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans and resident aliens during WWII. Remaining and reconstructed structures include a guard tower, warehouse, mess hall, barrack, and fire station.

[A.S., 06/30/2021]

Honor Roll.

Minidoka Internment Camp

Go when you have time to walk the camp and read the signage. It's interesting -- and well worth the time.

[Heidi Brown, 10/15/2016]


Minidoka Japanese Internment Camp

Japanese interment camp. Slowly being restored. Listed as Idaho's largest ghost town.

[Pamela Schenck, 09/25/2016]

A 1.5-mile-long trail loops through this shadeless semi-desert that housed thousands of Japanese-Americans from 1942 to 1945.

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