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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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Address: 11611 115th St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
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+1 250-495-6842
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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OPEN YEAR ROUND Monday to Saturday. A world Class Miniature Wonderland...

OPEN YEAR ROUND Monday to Saturday. A world Class Miniature Wonderland Experience. 4000 sq ft. of family fun with up to 45 computer controlled trains traveling on 2 km (1 1/4 miles) of tracks weaving through mountains and towns. Discover the 18000 + hand-painted little people and animals in scale 1:87 (HO) placed in humorous and funny situations and scenes. You'll be impressed with the devotion to details and the charm and humor of the presentation. Watch with delight, the unique operational car system running through towns, stopping for gas and traffic lights. So much more than just Trains.When driving from downtown Osoyoos, take Hwy 3 towards Vancouver (about 3 km.) Turn left at the SECOND enterance into the Buena Vista Industrial Park onto 115th Street. Look for the yellow warehouse with the big signs out front.

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WOW!! Really incredibale place! A must see!

Our family of three went on a Sat afternoon. We were greatly warmly by one of the owners and then we were told to head upstairs. I couldn't believe this place. The time and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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North Vancouver, Canada
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North Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of three went on a Sat afternoon. We were greatly warmly by one of the owners and then we were told to head upstairs. I couldn't believe this place. The time and detail put into every single area.It was so fun to look for certain objects. None of us are necesassily train enthusiasts but we really enjoyed this... More 

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

We thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review and for coming to visit us at our model railroad display. Our place is a fun and very special place to visit and I'm so glad you had such a good time. You obviously met my husband Poul upstairs and he is the one... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the brochure at tourist info (make a rail car from the brochure) and thought that step one to model building? My father did models and railway as a hobby, and Victoria had or has a display I saw in '86, a bit of a basement relic. But Desert Model Railroad is well-maintained, up-dated regularly, amazing! And the people are... More 

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

I am very pleased that you had such an awesome and fun experience visiting our model railroad display. As you noticed our brochure is very unique in itself as you can make a cardboard train out of it and it is very popular item with everyone. The little delights you can find when you wander through our lay-out are just... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent so much time during my son's younger years playing with trains I groaned a little when he and his dad suggested we visit the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. I had visions of an uninspiring attempt by an enthusiast to make some money from their passion for model trains. Boy, was I wrong. Yes, it's created by two couples... More 

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

We are so glad we could pleasently surprise you here in Osoyoos at our model railroad. Certainly, we are not in it for the money as our admission prices are very moderate, but we all love what we do and it is our pleasure to share our world class miniature fantasy world with as many people as possible. All the... More 

Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Run by some very nice people , interesting stop , been a few times.Always something new to see .The Lady paints all the people herself & her husband builds & points out interesting parts in the display , ( like the little boy running away with the sun bathers top ) cute !

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming to visit us at our model railroad display. It is always very incouraging for us to have people visiting us multiple times and to receive such high praise as you are giving us. We try very hard to stay current, so when new technology comes on the market, we have so much fun trying... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Visited The Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad in November with the family. Words almost fail to describe this model railroad layout!! The detail and time they have put into this display is absolutely incredible!!! This is one stop in Osoyoos that you will definitely want to make time for!! You can walk through it quickly if you want but you will... More 

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a fantastic review and for coming to visit us at our model railroad display. It sure sounds like you had a lot of fun checking out some of all the many details we have in each and every little scene. Like you, my daughter and I really enjoy making up little stories to go with... More 

alberta,canada
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I visited this amazing location today. The facility is very clean and the gift shop is well stocked. The family owners are very friendly and interested in spending time to answer questions ones may have. Now for the actual display .............. we spent quite a lot of time to try to appreciate the detail, creativity, interspersed with... More 

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

What a rave review you gave us after visiting our model railroad exhibit! Thank you for that and also so very much for all your kind words about us and our facility. You are absolutely right about our love for our "work" ( although we consider it just playing and having fun). Regarding the maintenance my husband invented this gurney... More 

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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Osoyoos in October and decided to stop here for the benefit of the kids. Well we had three generations with us and everyone loved it, male or female. We had no idea that the exhibit would be as big as it is. The attention to detail is amazing and the added little buttons for interaction kept... More 

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for such an excellent review and since its our number 400 we are more than pleased that you had such a great time here. My guess is that you talked quite a bit about it afterwards and that you all had a different impression of your experience. It is very impressive that you were three... More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited The Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad in September. Being a local this was my first visit with visiting friends. We found the detail so astonishing! One could literally spend hours there. A definite must see for ALL AGES that's well priced in our town of paradise.

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Thank JLK092610
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

We are always very happy when locals find their way to our model railroad and sometimes it takes visiting friends for you to play tourist in your own hometown. I am really happy you recommend us so highly and we thank you for coming to visit us at our exhibit. We hope to see toy again soon. More 

Turner Valley, Canada
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I am not a model train lover, in my opinion it's sort of a "one-man hobby". But I was still completely fascinated by the work that's gone into this display, the thought and the creation of such a huge working train display was clearly beyond the usual "Christmas Tree Train". This is a generational work of art, undertaken, maintained and... More 

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

You don't have to be a train lover to be fascinated by our model railroad exhibit and that's the beauty of our place. There is so much scenery and action beyond all the 45 computer controlled trains weaving their way through ski hills, industrial sites, small towns, amusements parks, circus, lakes, forest fire, nudist beach, zoo, mining, underwater scene, and... More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have passed this building several times but seeing as we had friends with us we thought we would call in and have a quick look around. Not so fast! this is four thousand square feet of model railway. I'm not really in to that kind of thing but this just blew us all away. The work that has gone... More 

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

We thank you for stopping in and visiting our model railroad display. It sounds like you and your friends had a really good time here and that's what we are all about. We have a lot of humour tucked in throughout the whole exhibit and you must have found some of them. Next time you pass our building we hope... More 

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