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Address: 1200 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002-6001
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+1 281-230-2300
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00

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Nice and short walk through museum

It is free to walk through after a security check and check-in. Once you get through that there is a decent amount of neat things to look at. It goes through all the year's of the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Timothy H
Andrews, Texas, United States
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Be prepared for a security check but then your free to browse. Half an hour max, but interesting enough. Because it is in the center of town, there was a pretty hefty parking fee and a battle to get through the traffic to find it, but we went to the Fire Brigade museum as well which is close. Dont go... More 

Thank BernieMD
Andrews, Texas, United States
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168 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It is free to walk through after a security check and check-in. Once you get through that there is a decent amount of neat things to look at. It goes through all the year's of the department and has a couple things on the walls and hanging from past times even a helicopter suspended from the ceiling

Thank Timothy H
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A small, but curious lil history of the life and times of the Houston Police Dept. There's sure to be at least one lil piece of interesting history that you may not have known, that was different about the H.P.D.!

Thank Zeke D
Tallahassee, Florida
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57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We went to a day game at Minute Maid which ended around rush hour. The traffic was horrible and we decided to leave the car in the parking lot and walk around downtown until it cleared up. This was a good stop. If you are not in law enforcement or a law enforcement fan it would be a waste of... More 

Thank PapyCM
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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149 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

It's a piece of Houston history that can only be seen by going to this museum. I enjoyed seeing the chronology and evolution of the Houston police department. Interesting artifacts and photos, displayed simply but nicely. I liked seeing how women and blacks were first introduced to the department. Enlightening to see Edward Thomas' story, the longest serving police officer.... More 

Thank MyHobbyIsTravel
Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We took Master 9 and Miss 6 for a visit and it was an interesting 30 minute trip. It takes a little time to get in, you need to register and get a visitors pass as you are in the police station. But once in, there are some interesting things to look at showing a history of the Houston police.... More 

Thank Penny R
Grass Valley, California, United States
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

While we were staying in Downtown Houston, we came upon this gem at the Houston Police headquarters. It is only open M-F, but the price was right (free). You do have to check-in at the front desk with an officer and receive a visitor badge. Some people may find that a little cumbersome, but it only took a couple of... More 

Thank Michael L
rhode island
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157 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped by with about an hour to spend before the trip to the airport. It was right near a Starbucks so it made sense to check it out. It was very cool to see. They had a timeline of how the department has evolved. It was a nice way to spend 1/2 hour and the price was right ;)

Thank gregthenewguy
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This is an adorable place!!!! Essentially it's a couple of rooms inside a police station. You must take your ID with you and go through an aiport style security so try not to take too much with you. They then take your photo and give you a sticker ID. I really enjoyed this place and the policewomen and men there... More 

Thank viewsfromliz
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

I came here today (June 1st, 2015 Monday) at 7:45pm, one police officer told me they were closed at 5pm, I checked the open hours on Google, tripadvisor and the Houston government website, the open hours supposed to be from Monday-Friday 9am-9pm! I don't why he lied to me! Was that because I had a luggage with me and looked... More 

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