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Alaska Law Enforcement Museum

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Address: 245 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2345
Phone Number: 907 279 5050
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Fun place to explore, take the time if you are in Anchorage to stop here. You will not regret your visit. does not take long to see the whole museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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English first
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Some interesting historical items here, especially the array of uniforms on manikins, patches and badges. The old Hudson trooper car (1952?) was a blast from the past - shades of Broderick Crawford in Highway Patrol! Lots of sweatshirts jackets etc for sale; limited stock in many cases

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Banff National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Free entry, very informative. Bit of a walk from our hotel but worth it. Only need to allow half an hour to look around.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The problem with this museum is that it's a mish-mash of law enforcement collectibles that aren't in any particular order and are so disorganized as to be incomprehensible. The concept behind the museum is great, but in its current condition it seems to be nothing more than a gimmick for getting people into the gift shop. If you're a police... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fun place to explore, take the time if you are in Anchorage to stop here. You will not regret your visit. does not take long to see the whole museum.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We toured the Law Enforcement Museum during a recent visit to Anchorage. The museum has a lot of nostalgic items including an old Hudson Police car, uniforms, and photos. It has Police patches from all over the Country. It also has for purchase police shirts, sweatshirts and jackets. It had two employees that were available to answer any questions we... More 

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Winterville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Awesome, must see cool gift shop with alot of different things like interesting books patches and clothing

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Interesting history of early law enforcement in the last frontier. Uniforms of the past, as well as an early police car. There is also a shop in which you can buy memorabilia. You might as well go, if you are anywhere near the 5th Ave. Mall.

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Hoping it was more than what is actually was. Not much to see except for the mug shot of Steve McQueen. It was free so I guess you get what you pay for.

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Hamilton, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This free museum was a great stop for a quick visit. We went through it in about an hour and an half. It was small but well laid out and really informative. The old pictures were wonderful to see and learning about the history of the Alaska State Troopers was enjoyable. What brave and dedicated men and women. The fact... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Took a couple of tries to find this place but worth the stop. We did pay to much attention to when the placed closed at 5 and we walked in at 4:45pm. Oops. There was a lot to see but we some managed to sit ourselves in front a movie and learned how the police force was formed and how... More 

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