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Address: 3456 Patterson Rd, Bay City, MI
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Awesome Museum

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Richard B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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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Thank Richard B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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 stars Reviewed July 4, 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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Thank Bob W
Bay City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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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Thank Cynthia C
Milton,Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 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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Thank WendyNeal
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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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Thank Pam L
Gaylord, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place is awesome. We spent almost two hours looking at the various toys and reliving some fond childhood memories. The kids loved to see the big firetrucks. They were even allowed to climb on a few. The air siren was very cool.

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Thank Billie Z
Toronto, Canada
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154 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This is well worth the time to see the number of fire trucks and model fire trucks and Nascar vehicles. Sixty fire trucks including the worlds largest fire vehicle and 12,000 antique toys. It is further amazing that they were all bought by someone who was not a multimillionaire. Mr. Dobson was also a Shriner clown so his 1912 Model... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This guy has carried the idea of "A boy & his toys" to the 'nth degree. He has Firetrucks, real & toy in all sizes, types & more. Room after room. We were with a tour that he was gracious enough to guide. Thank you Mr. Dobson!

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Thank Kait3cat
Newport, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Great museum for toy lovers and also anique fire trucks. Many connecting buildings with many new and old items. Owner on site to answer all your questions.

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