The Deadly And Heartbreaking History Of This California Site Is Terrifying But True

Manazanar is the most famous and first Japanese internment camp in the US, and its history is a scar on our nation and state’s past. Between 1942 and 1945, 110,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated in this spot, which is located in the Owens Valley about 230 miles north of Los Angeles in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

Have you visited Manzanar or other National Historic Sites like this in California?