National Historic Site

Minidoka Internment Dog Policy

Minidoka National Historic Site is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Minidoka National Historic Site preserves the grim history of some of the prison camps that Japanese Americans were forced into during World War II. The site includes a walking trail, an honor roll that honors Japanese Americans who served the United States Armed Forces during World War II, as well as some of the barracks, mess hall, and baseball fields that remain from the camp.

Minidoka NHS also includes Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, which memorializes the incarceration of Japanese Americans and is located 600 miles away in Bainbridge Island, Washington. The vast majority of those interred were born in the U.S. and U.S. citizens. The memorial is primarily outdoors and consists of a granite, basalt, and red cedar wall.

Minidoka National Historic Site is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs are allowed at outdoor areas, and on the trail while on a leash no longer than 6'. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings.


Trail Policy

While on a leash, dogs are allowed on the 1.6 mile walking trail that includes historical panels.

Location & Map


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