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Dobson Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum

3456 Patterson Rd, Bay City, MI 48706-1826
+1 888-888-1270
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The Antique toy and Firehouse museum is a huge place with over 12,500 antique model cars and... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Bay City, Michigan
Kids (old and young) dream.

What great collection of toys and fire truck.. Any one will be amazed at the volume and guality of... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Maureen G
Bay City, Michigan
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3456 Patterson Rd, Bay City, MI 48706-1826
+1 888-888-1270
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Antique toy and Firehouse museum is a huge place with over 12,500 antique model cars and trucks, Tonka room, Coca Cola room, Nascar room, Betty Boop area, Snap-on Tool room, 911 Memorial area. Add to this sixty plus real firetrucks including the New York...More

Thank Sandra2D
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.

Thank Maureen G
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

Thank MicheleDave B
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...More

1  Thank BayCitygal66
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!

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 23 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.

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 4 July 2015

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

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 20 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.

1  Thank Cynthia C
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...More

1  Thank WendyNeal
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