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Review of Topaz Museum

Topaz Museum
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Delta
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting much but found the museum to be experiential. From Scott's (?) introduction, to the movies and displays, we all felt moved by what we experienced. I teared up as I looked at the various displays of jewelry made from ancient sea shells, and seeds.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone traveling to Utah's National Parks should put the Topaz Museum on their list of 'must see' activities. This amazing museum is located only 20 miles or so off I-15 in Delta, UT. The museum tells the story, unfamiliar to many, of how Japanese immigrants, some of them naturalized citizens, were rounded up by the U.S. Government and placed in internment camps from 1943 until 1945. Forced into inadequate housing with inhospitable surroundings, these stoic people ecked out small pleasures that are depicted in the outstanding artwork that has been donated by former camp residents. They remained loyal to their newfound country and some even enllisted in the U.S. armed services to fight in WW II. Plan to spend a couple of hours here, it is well worth your time.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This museum provides an excellent overview of the Topaz relocation camp. Through films, personal testimony, artifacts, and recreation of living conditions this museum brings this chapter of US history to life. Visit this museum before visiting the actual in the Topaz site.

The museum is free, but an offering is requested and appropriate

1  Thank Sheltiemomma
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The museum is small but mighty... Both intimate and quite moving... After which, drive the fifteen miles out to the internment site and commune... You must go here...

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

A must see. You will learn things about Utah that you may not have heard of before. We arrived late in the afternoon just prior to closing and were the only ones there so the woman working was able to give us a private tour of the place. She also recommended other places for us to see and things to do while in town.

1  Thank asilnatloh
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