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04/18/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/18/2019 04:11

Summer Hours at Minidoka National Historic Site

April 18, 2019
Contact:Park Ranger, 208-825-4169

Summer Hours at Minidoka National Historic Site
JEROME, ID - On May 24, 2019, the National Park Service will be changing into summer hours at the temporary visitor center at the Minidoka National Historic Site, also known locally as Hunt Camp in Idaho.The temporary Visitor Center will be open to the public for the summer season providing visitor services onsite five days-a-week. Hours will be Fridays to Mondays from May 24 to September 2, 2019-10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours will be available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. (when weather and staffing permits) with no reservations required for groups sized less than 10 people. Please make sure that to bring water, sunscreen, hat, and have good walking shoes when touring the site. The temporary visitor center is located at 296 S. 1400 E., Jerome, Idaho 83338 in a baby blue house, and features a small interpretive exhibit and the park's bookstore.

Visitors can walk the 1.6 mile trail and around historical buildings like the barrack and mess hall in Block 22 on a self-guided-tour from sunrise to sunset. There are trail exhibits allowing visitors to learn more about life at Hunt Camp and the history of why Americans were imprisoned by their own country during WWII. Please be aware of safety at the site in regards to the wildlife as there are bees, snakes, and other animals.

Minidoka National Historic Site is located at 296 S. 1400 E. in Jerome, Idaho- twenty miles northeast of Twin Falls, Idaho. Admission is free. For more information, please call (208) 825-4169, or visit the website at, or explore our Facebook page 'Minidoka National Historic Site.'

The purpose of Minidoka National Historic Site is to provide opportunities for public education and interpretation of the exclusion and unjust incarceration of Nikkei-Japanese American citizens and legal residents of Japanese ancestry-in the United States during World War II. Minidoka National Historic Site protects and collaboratively manages resources related to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial in Washington State.