Manzanar lies in the heart of the Owens Valley of Eastern California. This area is rich in layers of human history as well as being dramatically beautiful. Bordered on the west by the Sierra Nevada, boasting Mt. Whitney - the highest peak in the contiguous United States - and on the east by the Inyo/White Mountain range, this is the deepest valley in the country. Activities abound for anyone interested in exploring a diverse landscape.
Did You Know?
The Manzanar Visitor Center is in the former high school auditorium. It was built by internees in 1944. For decades after the war the building was used by the county as a heavy equipment garage.