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The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is located at the site of a former World War II Japanese American Relocation Camp. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese Americans on the West Coast were rounded up and confined in 10 camps around the country. One of these was located at Heart Mountain, and approximately 14,000 Japanese Americans were wrongly incarcerated here. The camp today features a museum, gallery, walking tour, original Relocation Camp structures and a World War II Memorial. The museum features interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages showing how Japanese Americans coped with unjust confinement and how the story of Japanese American imprisonment affects our lives today. A 14-minute introductory film plays several times each hour.
This is an excellent interpretive center and grounds. Everything is set up great, with a nice flow through the inside exhibition and a very well done interpretive trail a short drive from the center. Make sure to visit all the out buildings as well, as they are all a part of the history. The barracks building was closed when we visited - covid-19 related, I assume. A big thrill for us was meeting a gentleman who was also visiting who was the son of a couple who had been interned there.
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Planet Kidsis a diversified destination family entertainment center combining recreation, entertainment, and the comfort of home! Bounce House and 360 Obstacle CourseOver 100ft of tunnels and tentsKitchen and Pretend PlayVideo Games (Wii)Indoor PlaygroundToys for All AgesBaby and Toddler SectionGames.
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Homesteader Museum has something for all ages! Climb aboard a caboose, see firsthand how homesteaders lived, learn the real story of outlaw Earl Durand. The Homesteader Museum celebrates this rich 50-year history through thousands of artifacts, historic buildings and photographs depicting the domestic, entrepreneurial and rugged homesteading life of the early Big Horn Basin pioneer. Located in Powell, Wyoming, which was named after John Wesley Powell, the United States Explorer and Engineer who master-minded the Rocky Mountain dam system. The town became the center of the US Bureau of Reclamation's 1904 historic Shoshone Irrigation Project, which was one of the first federally funded irrigation and homesteading projects in the Rocky Mountain West. The last homestead drawings began after WWII when the Japanese American Heart Mountain Relocation Center closed in 1946. Land was available until 1950, making the Shoshone Project one of the longest homesteading projects in history.
Free museum filled with items central to homesteading life since late1800’s. There is even homestead cabins that were lived in. Fascinating! I loved the medical equipment and displays. Worth the visit.
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