In World War II, Heart Mountain was the site of an "internment" camp for over 11,000 Japanese Americans.  The United States government decided that these men, women and children who lived on the west coast were a security threat and moved them with only what they could carry to remote "camps" in rather inhospitable settings.  The Heart Mountain center tells the story of the people who were sent here through films, pictures, artifacts, and more.  It's a tribute to those who were imprisoned here and at other "camps" as well as a reminder to American today to not let such a thing happen again.