Basic Information

296 S 1400 E
Jerome, ID 83338

Minidoka National Historic Site is located between the towns of Twin Falls and Jerome, Idaho in south central Idaho. There are minimal facilities and services at the site. 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

Beginning September 2, 2017, the temporary Visitor Center will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm, as weather permits. You can get information, brochures, maps and the NPS passport stamp for Minidoka. The grounds of the site will still be open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset for self-guided tours on the 1.6 mile walking trail with outdoor exhibits telling the history of the site. To schedule a guided tour of 10 or more people, please call Hanako Wakatsuki at 208-933-4125.

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


Minidoka National Historic Site is a developing national park unit. The historic site, near Jerome, Idaho, is open year-round during daylight hours for a self-guided tour on a 1.6 mile trail. A temporary visitor center is located in a historic post World War II building. The Temporary Visitor Center is open 10 am to 5 pm every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day for the summer season, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm as staffing and weather permits from Labor Day to Memorial Day for the winter season. Please check back as information will be be updated as necessary.

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 the temporary visitor center on site. Please stop in and see the displays. The visitor contact station is open 10am to 5 pm every day in the summer, call the visitor center at (208) 825-4169 before visiting in other seasons.

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

Last updated: September 2, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332



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