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The OPP Museum

777 Memorial Ave, Orillia, Ontario L3V 7V3, Canada
(705) 329-6889
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Orillia
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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English first
Orillia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Anyone who is curious at all about the history and evolution of the OPP should take advantage of the museum.

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Orillia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

An outstanding presentation of OPP history and OPP community involvement. Pick up a detailed exhibit booklet upon entering, take a guided tour on your own. Exhibits are creative, some interactive. Children will be well entertained. If your lucky a staff person will be available to answer questions. If by chance you are a former member, bring in that keepsake stuff... More

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Orillia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Be prepared to spend some time there. Lots of history & interesting stories. The staff have a wealth of knowledge & there are many exhibits which they can explain in detail. There's a cafeteria serving breakfast & lunch & also a shop selling memorabilia & clothing, caps etc.

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Kincardine, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

the reason I went was to see the old police cars. it was worth the drive itself. There was lots to choose from in the gift shop something for everybody whether your a hat type of person or shirts or just little things. I here maybe 2 years ago so ignore the date of visit

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Orillia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We've been a couple of times to this museum over the past couple of years, once was during a family day activity day - which had lots of other activities going on at the station as well as in the museum. Today we were visiting Orillia and had some extra time so we thought we would pop by. We were... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We start in the museum by ourselves. There was no guide or staff to assist. Maybe it was the day we went (midweek). We didn't realize until we were half way thought that you could pull out drawers to see more information. The kids were a little bored but the did like the dress up area.

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Orillia, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Took my grandson for a visit and was disappointed. There are a few old police cruisers to see plus whatever use to be in some police vaults. There should be more inter active displays for the younger visitors.

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Oakville, ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Since I am into museums and history, this is why I rated this very high. Located on the ground floor the OPP GHQ building, this small and free l musem does justice to the history of this provincial police service. There are stand up displays plus hands on demonstrations. They have a curator along with a small staff to devote... More

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Senior Reviewer
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My daughter had fun here. just a time filler. nothing spectacular though. If you need to blow 30 minutes to an hour and you have an interest in the OPP, then you might like it.

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Muskoka, Ontario
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27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

It was cool to see some what was there: old cruisers, equipment and such. But I would have expected a lot more. There must be a ton of stuff in the archives. However, as always, it costs a lot to organize it all, and nobody knows about this place anyway.

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