Interpretive Trail and Exhibit Panels
Minidoka National Historic Site is in the process of development.Visitors to the historic site can now explore the story of the incarceration of Japanese Americans at Minidoka War Relocation Center during World War II by walking the 1.6 mile interpretive trail. Twenty three outdoor exhibit panels tell the story of the people, the historic structures, and the cultural landscape that is preserved at the site.
Historic images, quotations by former incarcerees, audio units, and diagrams help visitors understand the complex story of the forced removal and relocation of almost 13,000 people from western Washington and Oregon and Alaska to Idaho.
Construction of the interpretive trail began in the spring of 2011. Local contractors graded the trail, laid the surface, and installed the benches. As portions of the trail were constructed, park staff and volunteers installed the interpretive panels.
Three trailhead signs provide visitors with a map and information sections of the camp. Directional signs point walkers to specific buildings and landscapes.