Chicago, Illinois: American Police Museum (Gone)

American Police Museum
Police stuff, gangster stuff, bootlegging weapons, John Dillinger's Biograph Theater seat, and a gun used by Bonnie Parker. Two electric chairs. Gone Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Electric Chair Wired for Fun - Gone
"America's Excellent Electric Chairs" round-up includes the noisy one displayed at the American Police Center & Museum. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

Visitor Tips and News About American Police Museum

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

American Police Museum - Gone

The site of the American Police Museum, 1717 S State, has been occupied for the last six years by a dog boarding and grooming business called Doggone Fun. This neighborhood has gentrified significantly in the last decade, and a doggy daycare center is more in line with the new South Loop tastes than a kick-ass police museum. If you want to visit a real live Chicago Police station, you can walk across the street to the new CPD hub.

[lizew0613, 08/19/2009]
American Police Museum - closed or moved?

The American Police Museum in Chicago at 1717 S. State St has closed. There is a sign in the window that states "We have moved to an unknown location.". There is now a carpet store there. The building is still a painted like the old museum and they still have a mannequin of Al Capone in the lobby. They still have highway signs pointing there. The people inside said that they moved in three months ago and they knew nothing of the museum's new location.

[Paul, 02/04/2001]

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

September 16, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Illinois Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Capital City Museum, Frankfort, Kentucky (Sep 16-22, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now