Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a visitor center at Minidoka?
No, at this time there is no visitor center located on site. Hagerman Fossil Beds NM is the temporary location for visitor services and does have an informational display area.
Where do I get my passport book stamped?
What is left at the site to see?
Most of the site’s buildings and structures were removed. The barrack areas were plowed under so currently not much remains of the original camp. If you do go, you will see the remains of the entry guard station, waiting room, ornamental rock garden and commemorative plaques.
What happened to all the buildings from the camp?
After the war, the camp’s buildings were dismantled or relocated. Former Minidoka War Relocation Center buildings can be found throughout the Twin Falls area and beyond.
Do former internees come back to visit?
Can I camp at Minidoka?
Camping is not allowed in Minidoka Internment National Monument, but there are numerous camping facilities in the nearby communities. Picnicking is allowed at the site, pack it in - pack it out. There are no established picnic facilities (tables, etc.) There is one handicap accessible port-o-potty on site.
Can I bring my dog to the site?
Did You Know?
Nearly ten percent of the camp’s population – about 1,000 internees -- were in the military service. Of the ten relocation centers, Minidoka had the most volunteers.