Minidoka Visitor Center Dedication and 2019 Minidoka Pilgrimage

We are fast approaching the long-awaited dedication of the Minidoka National Historic Site visitor center! This represents a great milestone for the site, which has been operating without a permanent visitor center since its establishment as an NPS unit in 2001. The visitor center will include a ranger information desk and bookstore, an auditorium for viewing the orientation film about Minidoka, as well as interpretive exhibits. 


Warehouse #5, the camp’s historic tire and motor repair shop (pictured here in 2014), is being converted to the visitor center and we can’t wait to see the completed transformation! To access the sneak preview of the visitor center before it opens to the public later this year, please join Friends of Minidoka and the National Park Service in the dedication ceremony, to be held in conjunction with the Minidoka Pilgrimage on the morning of July 7, 2019. Guests will then be invited to join the pilgrims on a guided walking tour of the Minidoka site, followed by lunch. We encourage everyone to register for the full Minidoka Pilgrimage, to be held July 5-8, for an immersive, multi-day educational experience. To register, please visit Questions regarding registration should be directed to If, however, you are interested in joining the dedication ceremony but are unable to attend the full pilgrimage, partial attendance will be an option. If you are interested in attending, please email