Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp

During World War II, over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated without due process of law. Although little remains of the barbed-wire fences and tar-papered barracks, the Minidoka concentration camp once held over 13,000 Japanese Americans in the Idaho desert.

Minidoka preserves their legacy and teaches the importance of civil liberties.

The site's one-story visitor center, built from a converted warehouse.
Visiting Minidoka National Historic Site

Explore the exhibits, enjoy a tour, or a take self-guided walk. Visitor center will open for the season on May 24, 2024.

Wooden and stone memorial that curves along a sidewalk.
Bainbridge Island Memorial

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, a site on Bainbridge Island, WA, established to honor those who were removed.

Junior ranger booklets and badges on a table with a ranger hat and a green NPS tablecloth.
Become a Junior Ranger

Complete activities to earn a junior ranger badge or patch!

A screencap of the film's title card: Minidoka, An American Concentration Camp
Watch the Park Film

Watch the official park film, "Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp".

Last updated: April 30, 2024

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