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Manzanar Internment Camp

5001 U.S. 395, Independence, California 93526 USA

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“110,000 Japanese-Americans held here”

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. Today you may visit Manzanar and learn about the experience of the Japanese Americans at Manzanar and other eras of the site's history. You may drive a 3.2 mile auto tour and see remnants of orchards, rock gardens, building foundations, and the camp cemetery. Also, please plan to come inside the state-of-the-art Manzanar Interpretive Center where you will find extensive exhibits, a 22 minute film, and a bookstore.

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Reviewed by
melinagunnett

  • 31 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
October 27, 2019

The site is actually located 5 miles the other side of independence.

Despite growing up in the California educational system, this wasn’t something we covered in school. It should have been. It’s a lesson from history we all need to remember.

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Reviewed by
angiecb123

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 01, 2017
Rated 5.0

Place is very cool. This waypoint in Roadtrippers is not accurate however.

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Reviewed by
nataliejgarcia

  • 12 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0

Few buildings remain as they were during the 1940's. Very interesting to see how Japanese Americans were forced to live in this temporary community. Though the scenery is majestic, you can only imagine the cold Sierra winters!

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nataliejgarcia

  • 12 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0

Few buildings remain as they were during the 1940's. Very interesting to see how Japanese Americans were forced to live in this temporary community. Though the scenery is majestic, you can only imagine the cold Sierra winters!

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Reviewed by
efspensieri

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 09, 2016
Rated 5.0

Very touching exhibit to remember our country's history. Worth the stop. Wasn't too busy when I went in November. Was there about an hour.

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Reviewed by
carma.h.williams

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 01, 2015
Rated 5.0

So interesting to see this site which was such a difficult time in our history. Loved the auto tour as well as the visitors center. The visitors centers does close at 5:30 so get there in time to get into the building and see the film.

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Manzanar Internment Camp

5001 U.S. 395
Independence, California
93526 USA

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