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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Law enforcement niche.

Small museum ,and its free .You can see the whole thing in an hour. They show you a movie about the history of the Alaskan law enforcement ,But it's very interesting , especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Bridget S
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Miller place
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Sydney
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110 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Law Enforcement Museum was interesting but I didn't find that there was very much to look at. It was very enjoyable though and definitely worth a visit.

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Thank SydneyCfr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

What a great place!!! All the history is so well displayed and presented. a short film that captivated me so much I almost stayed and watched it twice ! Great place for kids and adults

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Thank MarySEverett_Wa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Not being police affiliated I was surprised about how interesting this museum is. I do suggest that if you are starting off a visit to the museums that you come here first and watch their video about the development of Alaska and the evolution of the State Troopers. My husband enjoyed the guns and the police car.

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Thank Deb1144
Miller place
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Small museum ,and its free .You can see the whole thing in an hour. They show you a movie about the history of the Alaskan law enforcement ,But it's very interesting , especially if like cop stuff.

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Thank Bridget S
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Really interesting little place. It is easy access downtown from the major hotels. I am a history buff and found some of the items to be things I have never seen before. Ask to be shown the "Street Sweeper" if they have it on display.

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Thank La E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Smedley68
Banff National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank Claire J
Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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Thank Eleni_K
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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Thank Peter M
Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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