Heart Mountain, WWII Japanese Relocation Center - My Yellowstone Park

Heart Mountain, WWII Japanese Relocation Center

This center was one of 10 camps in remote, isolated locations where more than 14,000 Japanese Americans were confined behind barbed wire.
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A typical Nisei family, Bill, Alice and Young Mike Hosokawa. Bill is editor of the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Photo courtesy Heart Mountain Relocation Center newspaper.

A typical Nisei family, Bill, Alice and Young Mike Hosokawa. Bill is editor of the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Photo courtesy Heart Mountain Relocation Center newspaper.

Heartbreak on Heart Mountain

When President Franklin Roosevelt ordered all people with Japanese ancestry to be removed from the West Coast during World War II, more than 14,000 Japanese Americans ended up behind barbed wire at Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

The first incarcerees arrived via train on Aug. 12, 1942. The last left the center in November 1945.

Today, you can stop by the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center to learn more about the Japanese and Japanese-Americans who lived there. There's a museum, gallery and theater. Then head outdoors to the walking trail to see a war memorial and original camp structures.

Summer hours between May 15-Oct. 1 are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Heart Mountain Relocation Center

Heart Mountain Relocation Center

More Information:
Heart Mountain Foundation
(307) 754-8000
Located 15 minutes east of Cody on Highway 14A between Cody and Powell, Wyoming.
Heart Mountain, WY
heartmountain.org

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