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Phoenix Police Museum

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Neighbourhood: Central City
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Address: 17 S 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003-2211
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+1 602-534-7278
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09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00

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Great way to kill an hour!

Not a big time attraction but definitely of interest. It features equipment, uniforms and insight into the Phoenix Police Dep't over the years from way back in time in 'The Old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BlairboyBoz
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum for free. Simply done showing the history of Phoenix PD. Neat stories behind the artifacts Good little side show for downtown visit

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a big time attraction but definitely of interest. It features equipment, uniforms and insight into the Phoenix Police Dep't over the years from way back in time in 'The Old West' to current times. It is located in what was at one time the Phoenix Police department building. You stand in the original main lobby where a desk sergeant... More 

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Thank BlairboyBoz
Raleigh, North Carolina
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625 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is right downtown across from the County complex. It is housed in an old police station that in itself has some great history. There are exhibits of 1800s "jail rock" to taming the frontier and modern day. They have a car, motorcycle, helicopter, radios, guns, uniforms, jail cells and lots of other neat things. They sell shirts, coins... More 

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Thank J L
Wixom, Michigan
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Police Museum in Phoenix is so good. It is a small place in the previous police station. It is hidden from view on the street so you have to look for it. However, I did not have a problem finding it. There is a sign as you approach the bldg. that identifies it. I found the retired police personnel... More 

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Thank Sheldon B
Almonte, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the museum, great spot. People that work there are retired police officer. They explain everything ver well. Lots to see old vehicles and clothing

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Thank Canada512
Chilliwack, Canada
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77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited many police and fire museums over the years and was very impressed with the Phoenix Police Museum. They had displays of photos and artifacts from early days before Phoenix became an organized police force right up to modern day. The display of progression in breathalyzers that had been in use in the Phoenix department is very interesting.... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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119 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Few people know about this great little museum. Even the 3000 people that work in the court system across the street barely know about this place. It has a rich history, including The birthplace of our Maranda right. After Maranda was arrested, he was taken here for booking. The officers that volunteer at this museum are all retired. One of... More 

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Thank Lawdrum
Trenton, Georgia
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Although it is a small museum it is packed full of fun stuff to see and has lots of history the people are friendly and I enjoyed it. Its Free and you just walk in.

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Milford, Delaware
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86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We enjoy museums wherever we travel. We visited the Wells Fargo museum and this was within a few blocks. Nice history of the first police station in Phoenix, located right there. Welcomed by retired police officer who now gives a history of and answers questions. This is where the Miranda rights law came about. Photo ops on the old police... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I can't believe I hadn't been there sooner. What a nice little museum for the Phoenix Police Department including a memorial. I plan to go back with the grandkids.

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