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Cleveland Police Historical Society, Inc. & Museum

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Address: 1300 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44113-1600
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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

For anyone interested in history, just seeing the historic photos makes it well worth the time to visit. Putting people first, to serve and protect, is what these courageous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
Joseph L
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Naples, Florida
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Berea, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There's some local stories of mass murderers, old gear and Cleveland history at it's dark side. :) check it out!

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

For anyone interested in history, just seeing the historic photos makes it well worth the time to visit. Putting people first, to serve and protect, is what these courageous officers do every day, mile after mile.

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4 Thank Joseph L
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

A nicely done little museum with great old artifacts. It provides a history of the police in Cleveland. It's free, so it should not be missed. A quaint gift shop is at the end for some souvenirs if you like.

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2 Thank BambiLaFawn
Brunswick, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We have been wanting to visit here for years, but the weekday hours what had been preventing us. We had family in town and took off a Friday to visit. It was somewhat a hassle going through security, not as bad as an airport, but you still have to go through a x-ray machine because your entering the main lobby... More 

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2 Thank mawdooms
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a small museum located in the "lobby" of the Cleveland Police Downtown Headquarters. Due to security, you must access through the main entrance to the Justice Center. So, this is not a fancy museum by any stretch, but it is very interesting - particularly as it relates to some of Cleveland's most historic happenings. There is a cool... More 

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2 Thank Patricia R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Had an impressive collection of badges from fallen officers dating back to late 1800's Disappointing that it was closed due to lack of interest, funding and support. Will try again tomorrow per recommendation from security officer.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This small museum is located in the Justice Center, which means you must go through Justice Center security, so be prepared. That means metal detectors, so do not bring pen knives or similar objects. There is parking Downtown, but you have to know where to look. There is cheap parking at 15th & Superior and northward. There is also cheap... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This museum is quite small, but is packed with Cleveland history along with the history of the Cleveland police. It’s interesting to see how criminals and law enforcement have changed over the years. The museum staff was very knowledgeable with plenty of stories to share - including accounts of Eliot Ness. I hope this museum will expand some day. There’s... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Interesting exhibits and retired volunteers who share stories. No admission fee but you'll have to go through security.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We were staying at a nearby hotel so decided to go through this museum. Although not a large museum, it was very interesting with a lot of exhibits, pictures etc. there was an actual jail cell that one could step into, sit down on the bed and have your picture taken! Also, there was a small gift shop which was... More 

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