Minidoka National Historic Site
Minidoka is one of the handful of somber and not-so-beautiful NPS units, reminding us of one of the many disturbing instances of our nation’s past.
Forced from their homes and everyday lives simply for looking like the enemy, 13,000 Japanese Americans were sent to a concentration camp known as Minidoka. Once arrived, they were forced to finish the construction of their own prison.
Situated in southern Idaho, the summers were boiling, the winters freezing and the structural conditions year-round were unbearable.
You can watch the park film at the link below, to get a more complete understanding of this heartbreaking time in history.