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Dobson Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum

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Address: 3456 Patterson Rd, Bay City, MI
Phone Number: +1 888-888-1270
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Kids (old and young) dream.

What great collection of toys and fire truck.. Any one will be amazed at the volume and guality of toys and trucks. A must see to be believed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Maureen G
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Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

What great collection of toys and fire truck.. Any one will be amazed at the volume and guality of toys and trucks. A must see to be believed.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are a toy collector or into fire trucks this is a place to visit. We had a guided tour through the place by a knowledgeable person. It was quite an unique experience. They have real classical firetruck too. We loved our visit

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Bay City, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Enjoyable for kids as well as adults, this museum includes a large collection of fire trucks of all shapes and sizes. It also boasts a large collection of toy fire trucks as well. The owner is a local collector and he has an extensive collection displayed here. In addition, there is a section of the museum devoted to clowns. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on the 12th. My 4 year old grandson even wore his fire hat for the visit. The owner was very cordial and if my grandson had a longer attention span we would have stayed longer. What a collection of toys and memorabilia!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

I went with a group of school kids. So much to see and learn. I will definitely be there again. Being in the fire service, I was like a little kid in a candy store.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Jimmy has done a marvelous job assembling the exhibits. Multiple visits are possible as there is much to see and many historical avenues ro explore.

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Thank Gary G
Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Our tour was conducted by the owner. He has an unlimited array of stories and facts. Great fun for all.

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Bay City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

We went while visiting the SSEdison. Very memorable and would strongly recomend you watch the video. Loved all the types in the cases.

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Milton,Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

Very well displayed - tastefully done. Each room carries along with it a story that is well told by owner Mr. Dobson, an elderly man with an interesting history including the fact that he was a professional clown for 30 years. Cost is 7.00 pp and collection is the largest in the world. If this type of thing interests you,... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

A very nice personal collection of toys and firetrucks. The FDNY super pumper is the diamond of the collection. The only downside is the closeness of some of the apparatus. But well worth the trip to see.

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