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Alaska Law Enforcement Museum

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Address: 245 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2345
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00

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A little gem

Excellent collection of memorabilia and photos of law enforcement in Alaska. While weighted toward Alaska State Troopers, there is also information about other law enforcement... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice exhibit of detailed items from the past many years of the State Troopers. A good collection of interesting items. Free to get in and some nice clothing items for sale as well as some small souvenirs.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Excellent collection of memorabilia and photos of law enforcement in Alaska. While weighted toward Alaska State Troopers, there is also information about other law enforcement forces in the state. A retired officer was the docent. He was very interesting to talk to and very friendly, answering all of our questions frankly and thoroughly. An added bonus was that I was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Looks like a shop front from the outside but you can easily spend an hour or more in this free museum. Lots of police memorabilia including uniforms, guns and an old Hudson police car. The videos on the history of the State Troopers are well worth the visit on their own.

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Boring, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were so glad we decided to check this out. They have an amazing amount of stuff. Wonderful museum with so much history.

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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.

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Covington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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.

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Ranfurly, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 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

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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

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