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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

Buena Vista Industrial Park | 11611 115th St., Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
250 495-6842
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Osoyoos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: OPEN YEAR ROUND World Class Miniature Wonderland Experience 4000 sq ft. of family fun with up to 40 computer controlled trains traveling on 2 km (1... more » Owner description: OPEN YEAR ROUND World Class Miniature Wonderland Experience 4000 sq ft. of family fun with up to 40 computer controlled trains traveling on 2 km (1 1/4 miles) of tracks weaving through mountains and towns. Discover the 16000 + 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. « less
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad is fun for young and young at heart. Incredible detail, everywhere you look there is a mini story being told. Recommended for a rainy day!

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

We thank you for coming to visit us and even on a not rainy day it is a lot of fun to see the model railroad display. When my daughter and I create all the scenes, we make up little stories to help us reflect the mini actions happening and we have so much fun doing that. We hope to... More

Bragg Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

So much more than just a train model display, we come to see it every time we are in Osoyoos. There is a whole miniature world created. The creativity and the imagination involved is mind blowing.

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

Thank you very much for being a faithful visitor every time you come to Osoyoos and for coming to visit the model railroad. We are so happy that you appreciate our miniature world and we get lots of comments from kids wanting to live in our fantasy world. That’s the ultimate stamp of approval for us. We sure hope to... More

Ashburn, VA
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Meticulously created train wonderland with fun for kids of all ages and a few hidden details for grown-ups. Great fun!

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

Thank you so much for coming to visit our model railroad. It sounds like you were able to find some of the fun little gems tucked away in various spots. Glad that you had a good time. We hope to see you again. More

Medicine Hat, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We'd seen the signs for this previously when going through Osoyoos, but finally had time to stop in this time. If you have any interest at all in model railways, this is a must see. Even the wife, who doesn't totally share my fascination with railways, was blown away by this display.

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

. We thank you for finding your way to come and visit us at the model railroad display. We hear it quite often, that women are not that keen on visiting a layout, but most of them are as blown away as your wife, when they see our display. We hope to see you and your wife again. More

Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place was AWSOME! Great way to spend a couple of rainy hours in sun country. If you look really closely, you with even find a nude beach!!

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

Thank you so much for coming to visit us on a rainy day at the model railroad display. So glad you thought our place is awesome, and I can see, that you found the nude beach! We hope to see you again. More

Osoyoos, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is absolute a mazing everything is perfect you can see is by day and night the computer arranged everything Poul and Ulla did a great job building thyis attraction

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

We thank you for coming to visit us in your hometown at the model railroad. The change between daytime and nighttime is pretty amazing, especially when you see it for the first time and really don’t expect it. Thanks for your comments about Poul and me. We hope to see you again. More

Hastings
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Please take time to visit. Think it was CD7.50 and worth it. Absolutely amazing, lots to see and wonder at. Family run and the family are very hands on and happy to share information. Also the souvenir shop is interesting and reasonable. Bought the DVD which was also interesting. Would definitely go again if we visited Canada again.

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

Thank you so much for visiting us at the model railroad. Our miniature wonderland can really get your own imagination going, as we have so much going on with little scenes complementing all the 45+ computer controlled trains. Thank you also for your nice comments about our family. We do have lots of very unique reasonable priced souvenirs in our... More

Edmonton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I made the trip to Osoyoos from Hedley mainly to see this layout, and I certainly wasn't disappointed! The outside of the building is inviting around the side, with trees and a small garden and sitting area laid out, and inside feels like the owners truly care about everything. From the lovely gift shop to the lights and flowers lining... More

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

Thank you so very much for your glowing recommendation of our model railroad display. As you noted we do take great pride in our facility and we want to make it as inviting as possible for people visiting us. We have a beautiful garden leading into our gift shop and we also have a small picnic area, if people want... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The most incredible, action packed model railroad display I have ever seen. Words and/or photographs cannot describe this attraction. It has to be seen to be believed and appreciated. Plan on spending at least an hour and a half to three hours enjoying this work of art. Make three or four circuits around the entire display as each circuit will... More

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

We thank you for coming to visit us at the model railroad display and we are so happy that you were impressed with your visit. It is sometimes very hard to describe to others, what they will see, if they decide to come and visit our attraction. Many has never seen a model railroad display, so they have no idea... More

Saskatoon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Even if you are not a model train nut you will enjoy the amazing detail in the elaborate displays. The number of scenes, settings and scenarios is unlike any you'll find at your local model train show.

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

We thank you for coming to visit us and our model railroad display. We have one big advantage over local model train shows and that is that our display is a permanent one, whereas the displays you see at the shows are modules and therefore have to be transported from place to place. For that very reason it is impossible... More

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