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Alaska Law Enforcement Museum

245 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2345 (Downtown)
907 279 5050
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Ranked #29 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
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Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Museum is free and located close to the 5th avenue mall, shops and restaurants. They had pieces of old equipment (polygraph machine, recorder, etc.), old uniforms, photos, etc. The place is small so a quick trip is all you need. They have a lot of police badges there. We saw an active duty police officer from out of town picking... More

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Mount Sidney
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

As a law enforcement officer definitely worth the stop. Run by the fraternal order of Alaska state troopers, they have a great collection of uniforms, equipment, memorabilia and historical materials. If you collect patches you can get them here. Nice selection of souvenirs.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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152 reviews 152 reviews
88 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This museum is filled with great artifacts of Alaskan Law Enforcement history. The staff is SUPER helpful and willing to swap stories with you.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This small museum is located in a store front on 5th Ave under a City parking garage. You have to look for it but it is well worth the effort. Young and old alike will find something interesting here. There is no free parking in the area and you don't want to waste time looking for a meter spot so... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

It was nice to visit this small museum that makes the most of its space. From watching episodes of Alaska's Highway Patrol to viewing vintage uniforms and pictures, this was time well spent. You could spend a day exploring everything contained here, but my husband and I spent about an hour and had a great time. Free. We would visit... More

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Washington State
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This museum is located in the heart of the tourist area in downtown Anchorage. It is fairly small, but packed with law enforcement history from the last frontier. Great photos of Alaska State Troopers from the past and the crown jewel of the museum is a restrored Hudson patrol car. The museum is free and well worth your time.

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Houston, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Like the other reviews, I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of memorabilia jammed in such a small space. The history line is a bit hard to follow. It was free, so I have little room to complain.

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
37 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a very full museum - jam packed with history and memorabilia - including a restored Hudson Hornet (1952)! It is free and there is so much to see, but the very best part was chatting with one of the volunteers - Walter - who told us all about his history as a State Trooper - including some pretty... More

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Washougal, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The displays were interesting and we enjoyed seeing our hometown in California was represented. We spent a few hours looking at the displays and viewing some awesome DVDs. Admission was free and no pressure from a dedicated and friendly staff. We did purchase a zippered hooded sweatshirt at a good price. And had a great discussion with a young man... More

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Perth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited here on our trip to Anchorage and it was really a worthwhile visit. The displays are great and it was really interesting to see events from decades ago in Alaska and how they managed to police in those extreme conditions. Nice to see that all law enforcement from around the world are also acknowledged in this museum. Well... More

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