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Flint, Michigan: Dort Mall: Dr. Doolittle's Boat (Gone)

The mall was owned by a wealthy pack-rat, and used as a kind of museum to display his treasures. Since his death his family has been selling off his stuff.

Northwest corner of E. Atherton Rd and Dort Hwy.

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Dort Mall: Dr. Doolittle's Boat

It's all gone. Nothing to stop for now.

[Kurt, 06/20/2023]
Dort Mall: Dr. Doolittle's Boat

Most of the interesting things in the actual mall have been sold off, but there are lots of thrift stores nearby (one connected to mall itself) that always have awesome bid items.

[Anne, 11/13/2021]

Dr. Doolittle boat.

Dort Mall: Dr. Doolittle Boat

Dort Mall was once owned by a rich man named Mr. Perani with eclectic taste. It was where he displayed his odd collection of old boats, statues and figures, and just strange things. Since his death the family has been selling off most of it, but if you stop in there is still a lot left (including a live fish that has been in a tank for what seems like 100 years). Some items that are still here: a boat from the 1960s movie "Dr. Doolittle," a giant golf ball and tee, a giant gumball machine, and oddities hanging from the ceiling.

[Aubrie, 09/15/2016]

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