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Poston Memorial Monument - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

23701 Mohave Rd, Parker, AZ 85344, USA


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About Poston Memorial Monument

The Poston Memorial Monument marks the site where 17,867 persons of Japanese ancestry, the majority of whom were United States citizens, were interned during World War II from May 1942 to November 1945. This memorial is dedicated to all those men, women and children whosuffered countless hardships and indignities at the hands of a nation misguided by wartime hysteria, racial prejudice and fear.

Attractions Near Poston Memorial Monument

Ahakhav Tribal Preserve
Ahakhav Tribal Preserve18.01km from Poston Memorial Monument

The 1,253-acre preserve, which includes a 3½-acre park and 250 acres of aquatic habitat, is on the Colorado Indian Tribes Reservation and is a top spot in the area for bird-watching and hiking.The 4½-mile hiking trail has exercise stations along the way, and a trail extension will lead you to the tribal historical museum and gift shop. Activities include fishing, canoeing, and swimming along a peaceful section of Colorado River backwater

Colorado River Indian Tribes
Colorado River Indian Tribes21.81km from Poston Memorial Monument

The Colorado River Indian Tribes is a federally recognized tribe consisting of the four distinct ethnic groups associated with the Colorado River Indian Reservation: Chemehuevi, the Mohave, Hopi, and Navajo. The tribe has about 4,277 enrolled members. A total population of 9,485 currently resides within the tribal reservation according to the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data.

Tyson Wash
Tyson Wash22.03km from Poston Memorial Monument

Tyson Wash is one of the larger eastern-bank dry washes that enter the Colorado River in western Arizona. It drains the La Posa Plain south-to-north and is also coincident with the Plain.

Headgate Rock Dam
Headgate Rock Dam23.14km from Poston Memorial Monument

Headgate Rock Dam was constructed in 1942 and is operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Lake Moovalya was created by this dam and provides irrigation water to Colorado River Indian Reservation farms.

Blue Water Marina Park
Blue Water Marina Park23.58km from Poston Memorial Monument

Blue Water Marina Park is a park and is located in La Paz County, Arizona, United States. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to see and do.

Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness
Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness34.81km from Poston Memorial Monument

The Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness is an 18,790-acre property located about 10 miles northeast of Parker in the western Buckskin Mountains.This desert wilderness is primarily volcanic tuff crossed with deep canyons and sandy washes. Vegetation in the area includes creosote bush, cholla, barrel cactus, and palo verde that support a small population of desert bighorn sheep.

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La Paz County
La Paz County
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La Paz County is the 15th county in the U.S. state of Arizona, located in the western part of the state. La Paz County offers residents and visitors a combination of water and desert recreational activities. In the Parker area, water recreation is king. The 16.5 mile stretch of the Colorado River in the county, known as the Parker Strip, offers some of the best water for skiing, boating, jet skiing, wave-running, and swimming, as well as excellent fishing in the western United States. Desert rat