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Very interesting place to viste

Rating based on uniqueness of the history. There are no signs, dirt roads, no upkeep since it was... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Woodbridge, Virginia
A Dark Period in American History

The Gila River War Relocation Center was one of two concentration camps holding American citizens... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Robert V
Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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29 Dec 2017
“Very interesting place to viste”
24 Jul 2016
“A Dark Period in American History”
Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Rating based on uniqueness of the history. There are no signs, dirt roads, no upkeep since it was dismantled so no,school field trips. Foundations are still there which is about it. Poor unkept monument. Still, very interesting place to visit.

Thank JamesKennedy_11
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Gila River War Relocation Center was one of two concentration camps holding American citizens and legal residents of Japanese ancestry during WWII. The other Arizona camp was at Poston. Poston consisted of three camps and Gila River had two. 20,000 were interned at Poston...More

10  Thank Robert V
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Almost intentionally forgotten and difficult to find but it is worth it for the place itself. On the day I went there was not another soul around for as far as the eye could see. Be advised: You will not see any building as only...More

8  Thank NATS11111
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

To get to the site you have to take dirt farm roads. The government has promised money to improve site. A few photo boards could be added, which will help younger children visualize, but I think it's best to leave the site obscure so only...More

4  Thank MainzKastel
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I am a combat veteran of the Viet Nam era. I was so disappointed that our nation could not do better in showing\the history of a people who were and are American citizens. From their rank rose veterans who fought for our nation even though...More

16  Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

This place was totally vandalized But they have very kind people have had put their time and money to clean and repaint the memorial Its a once of a life time opportunity It was nice and very fun.Even though when this place is in the...More

8  Thank Jptravelswithfreedom
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