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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 #22 of 103 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
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Bay Minette, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Wow. What a collection of not only Alaska law enforcement but a lot of memorabilia from all the states. Very friendly and knowledgeable receptionist who readily gave us her experiences.

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Bellflower, California, USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

While traveling in Anchorage I stopped at the Visitors Center and they told me about this museum. I have several friends in law enforcement so I decided to stop in and check it out. It was very interesting and had tons of memorabilia from Alaskan Law Enforcement from a bygone era. There is a great classic Squad Car and all... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lawmen from all over the country come to visit this small museum, and leave behind department patches that are proudly displayed along with the Alaska State Troopers law enforcement memorabilia and uniforms. Whatever state you're from, you'll likely recognize some of the patches. The pride and joy of the museum is probably its restored 1952 Hudson Hornet patrol car. There... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I thought that this museum was great. I enjoyed it a lot because I have in my family many policemen. The Troopers in Alaska have it rough because of the land and weather and the different things that they have to enforce. On my tour with the Salmon Berry company we passed by a trooper just getting out of his... More

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Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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33 reviews 33 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
89 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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