Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

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Sign about the Camp
Remaining Building
Interpretive Sign
Historic photo of Heart Mountain
Heart Mountain Memorial
Heart Mountain from the camp
Heart Mountain from Cody side

The camp gained National Historic Landmark status in 2007. Now, with the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, visitors can take an even more in-depth look at the history and legacy of the 14,000 internees who were relocated to Heart Mountain following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Managed by the Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation, a nonprofit committed to preserving and promoting the camp, opening the learning center is a long-time dream of the group’s founders coming to life. 

Expect to find educational exhibits, artifacts, authentically replicated barracks, a memorial garden and an introductory video produced by Oscar-winning documentary director Steven Okazaki. Also, get a peek at historic buildings that are still standing on the site such as the hospital, guard tower and high school on a short self-guided walking tour of the complex. You’ll be able to see first-hand what’s changed — and what hasn’t — since the 1940s when the camp began. 

To get there, head northeast from Cody 14 miles on Highway 14A to Road 19.