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Dobson Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum

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Address: 3456 Patterson Rd, Bay City, MI

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TRip with Grandson

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
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Bay City
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Bay City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Milton,Ontario
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Gaylord, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
30 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Newport, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Harrisburg
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

seeing the Super Pumper fire apparatus. The museum is nice but is very crowded. Hard to see apparatus that is diplayed.

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