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Alaska Law Enforcement Museum

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Address: 245 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2300
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+1 907-279-5050
12:00 - 16:00
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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

Reviewed 8 October 2016
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great educational museum to spend a few hours. It's small but has a ton of memorabilia. It's also free which is nice. The staff was so helpful and gave the kids swag. They loved it! They also have some good souvenirs if you want a tshirt or a hat. The trip was definitely worth it!

Thank Melody G
Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very quaint museum, on the small side, but for free we would recommend going. A great history of the Alaska State Troopers is told through artifacts. The museum is curated by a friendly woman who is passionate about law enforcement. Our kids loved safety bear!

Thank LuvHaribo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

Thank somerj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

Thank MarylandCatmom
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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.

Thank Aussieidler
Boring, Oregon
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rhonda F
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

Thank FirsTimer1
Covington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank MWeissmann
Ranfurly, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

Thank Tushka
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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

Thank JoseJH

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