Basic Information

1400 Hunt Rd
Jerome, ID 83338

Minidoka National Historic Site is located between the towns of Twin Falls and Jerome, Idaho in south central Idaho. There are no facilities or services at the site and the boundaries are not well marked. Many buildings and features that were part of the center are located on private property surrounding the Historic Site. Please do not enter any private property.

Minidoka National Historic Site

The Historic Site is open daily during daylight hours year-round. The Historic Site is still being developed. Please be prepared. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. There is little - no shade at the site. Portable toilet facilities are available. The Historic Site is located on a county road. It may not be well maintained during winter weather. Please check road conditions before venturing there.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset

Jerome and Twin Falls, Idaho, gets 10 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 213 sunny days per year here. The July high is around 94 degrees. The January low is 22. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 78 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Entrance Fees:

Minidoka Entrance Fee - $0.00

There is no charge for entering or visiting Minidoka National Historic Site.

Minidoka Temporary Visitor Center

There is a temporary Minidoka informational display available at the Hagerman Fossil Beds VC. You can also get information, brochures, maps and the NPS passport stamp for Minidoka.

A view of the reconstructed guard tower at Minidoka NHS.
A view of a reconstructed guard tower at the entrance of the historic Minidoka Relocation Center.


Minidoka National Historic Site is a developing national park unit, managed by Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Hagerman, Idaho. The historic site, near Jerome, Idaho, is open year-round during daylight hours. Information is available at both Hagerman Fossil Beds and Minidoka NHS. Check the park website for hours, programs, and activities.

Visiting Minidoka Today
This remote area teemed with thousands of men, women, and children between 1942 and 1945. As you visit Minidoka, listen for their voices. Perhaps you will hear echoes of people and events in your own life. Look in the distance to the enduring legacy of the still-active farms. Exhibits along the 1.6-mile trail identify the historic structures and landscape, describe camp life, and explain how the center operated.

For information or tours about the Bainbridge Island unit in Washington contact the Bainbridge Island Historical Society at 206- 842-2773 or go to The memorial is a joint effort of the historical society and Bainbridge Island Exclusion Memorial Association, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Committee, and City of Bainbridge Island. Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Site, Seattle, Washington, provides National Park Service administrative assistance.


NPS Passport Stamps

The passport stamp for Minidoka NHS in Idaho is located at Hagerman Fossil Beds NM at 221 N State Street. It can be found in the visitor center when the VC is open. It can also be found in an 'after hours' kiosk for when the VC is closed.

The passport stamp is also available at the Bainbridge Historical Museum in downtown Winslow, WA.
It is located 3 miles from the Bainbridge Exclusion Memorial at 215 Erickson Avenue NE.
(206) 842-2773
Hours: 10 - 4 everyday

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332


(208) 933-4105

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