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Dobson Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum

3456 Patterson Rd, Bay City, MI
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Bay City
Type: Museums
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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126 reviews 126 reviews
30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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