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“Worth a quick peak”

Alaska Law Enforcement Museum
Ranked #54 of 215 things to do in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worth a quick peak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

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 out badges from local Alaska towns. Looked like they were letting him take them home.

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Mount Sidney
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 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.

Visited February 2014
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Wasilla, Alaska
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269 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 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.

Visited February 2014
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Anchorage, Alaska
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Appeals to all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 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 just bite the bit and pay to park in the garage. You can also go over to the 5th Ave Mall (with its food court and Sullivan's Steakhouse) to eat afterwards.
The museum is literally crammed with exhibits and information and the docents were delightful. It is an aspect of Alaska history that is not often recognized. There is no admission charge but they do accept donations. Definately NOT a miniature Spy Museum but rather a look at Alaska Law enforcement history.Call first to check hours especially during "not prime time" or off-season days.

Visited January 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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136 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Historical. Informative. Fun. Free!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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 again.

Visited September 2013
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