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Alaska Law Enforcement Museum

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Address: 245 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2300
Phone Number: 907 279 5050
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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Lots of great finds in a small space!

The museum makes the most of their space by packing in more items than you can imagine it holding! It had a GREAT selection of items and clippings to look at. It was easy to walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
Kentucky, United States
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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Anchorage and wanted to see this place but we got there at 4:15 and it was closed on a Thursday afternoon. Unfortunate as I had a patch for them.

Thank FirsTimer1
Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The museum makes the most of their space by packing in more items than you can imagine it holding! It had a GREAT selection of items and clippings to look at. It was easy to walk through, and I spent about 30-45 minutes looking at everything. I easily could have taken more.

Thank MWeissmann
Ranfurly, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Well worth going inside even though the outside may not appear interesting. Large armchairs for viewing the video which was good. Old police car and uniforms etc.

Thank Tushka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

If you have an hour to kill pop in and watch the short video about law enforcement in Alaska from the early 1900's and look at the items of memorabilia. It's only one room so don't go looking for a huge museum, we enjoyed it. P.S the sandwich shop next door was great for a snack

Thank JoseJH
Calgary, Canada
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350 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This was a nice, quick stop to check out the memorabilia and learn some information about law enforecement and the State Troopers. Small place but had lots of neat stuff from coins to uniforms. Free admission. Friendly staff.

Thank seetheworld2014
Miami, Florida
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71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was an unexpected treasure trove of memorabilia you can buy patches and challenge coins and soak up the history of the Law Enforcement Community Check it out

Thank Richard L
O'Fallon, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Quick visit to learn a bit about Alaska police. Spent 15 min looking around. Has a gift shop and did get my niece who is into csi thing a csi Alaska shirt as her souvenir.

Thank bibiandnini
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a small museum, spent less than an hour in. Lots of Police badges from all over the US and Canada. There is no formal tour, browse at your own pace. It has a lot of interesting items to see, a few gifts available and its free. Law enforcement officers would probably enjoy this.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Alaska Law Enforcement Museum is worth a quick stop if you find yourself Downtown looking for something to do. It's free and you can spend about an hour learning about the history of the Alaska State Troopers. Honestly, the presentation is just so-so. It's a little cluttered, and they could use some more reading material. However, I'm not one... More 

Thank bcmitchell35
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

What I loved about this museum is that it's free, so if it turns out that it's not interesting to you, it's not a big deal. My family had mixed feelings about it but we all had a pleasant experience. The young lady that was working when we came in was really friendly and helpful. She put on a video... More 

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