Minidoka National Historic Site

  • Outdoor image of Minidoka National Historic Site ledge



Minidoka Information

A former internment camp in Idaho, Minidoka now stands as a memorial to the nearly 10,000 Japanese Americans forced to relocate here during World War II.

A Pearl Harbor attack intensified hostility towards Japanese Americans. As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 making over 120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry (Nikkei) leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind and move to one of ten Relocation Centers. This single largest forced relocation in U.S. history is Minidokaís story.


Making an Impact

Visiting Minidoka

Image of Minidoka National Park with outdoor bridge and greenery around

Map of the Park

Minidoka National Historic Site
P.O. Box 570
Hagerman , ID

Parks Near Minidoka National Historic Site

Hagerman Fossil Beds view
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, a national park in Idaho, contains the largest concentration of Hagerman Horse fossils in North America.
Mountain landscape
The smooth granite faces at City of Rocks National Reserve offer exceptional rock climbing, with over 500 climbing routes have been identified.
Rocky landscape
One of four national parks in Idaho, President Calvin Coolidge created Craters of the Moon National Monument on May 2, 1924.
Golden spike railcar train
In 1869, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad companies joined 1,776 miles of rail at what's now known as Golden Spike National Historic Site.
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