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“Great collection of toys and firetrucks” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dobson Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum

Dobson Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum
Ranked #10 of 34 things to do in Bay City
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great collection of toys and firetrucks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

Visited July 2014
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Gaylord, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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197 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Fantastic # Of Personal Collection Of Fire Trucks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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 T clown car is also on display. I would not have known about the museum if not for the free trailer that is also full of fire truck models at the USS Edson ship museum.

Visited July 2014
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Alpena, Michigan
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173 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“I NEVER saw so many Fire Engines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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!

Visited November 2012
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Newport, Michigan
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60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Unique Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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.

Visited August 2012
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