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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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Address: Buena Vista Industrial Park | 11611 115th St., Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
Phone Number: 250 495-6842
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Description: OPEN YEAR ROUND World Class Miniature Wonderland Experience 4000 sq ft. of...
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.
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A very good place to visit! The staff is so helpful and nice. The tour guide is knowledgeable. The tour is about 1 hour and you won't be boring, because during the 1 hour walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A very good place to visit! The staff is so helpful and nice. The tour guide is knowledgeable. The tour is about 1 hour and you won't be boring, because during the 1 hour walking you learn a lot about the dunes, the plants as well as the animals. My daughter is 8 years old and she had so much... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our kids and we were pleasantly surprised of the job done here. We are not new to model railroads and saw lots of them as one of our sons is train fun but this place was just amazing, lots of detailing, moving trains and truck, day and night lighting.

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

Thank you for coming to visit us at the model railroad place. It is always very gratifying when we can impress railroad fans, as they see so many displays, so thanks for sharing your very positive impressions of our display. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Osoyoos Desert Railroad today. We were unaware of its existence but went by to take some photographs. Poul and his wife Ulla have created an absolutely stunning and creative miniature fantasy world that one could spend hours exploring all of the details within. We absolutely loved it. We couldn't help but see the two... More 

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

Thanks for your fabulous review of our 4000 square feet model railroad display and your very nice comments about us. The very first thing many people ask for when they enter the train room is indeed the nude beach, so that very small section is now famous all over the world! We have tried very hard to be “tongue in... More 

Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We didn't know or hear much about this place before we went, so my family and I were pleasantly surprised by this attraction. The model trains and scenery were amazing, with so much attention to the small details. Our 6 and 11 year old kids were very impressed as were my wife and I. We would definitely recommend this place... More 

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

It is so nice to hear when we can pleasantly surprise our visitors, so thanks for coming to visit us at the model railroad place. Some of the toughest people to impress are indeed the kids, so we are very happy to have been able to do so. As for your kids noticing the few hidden adult themes, good on... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

awesome...worth the visit! the display is really amazing with exquisite detailing to be enjoyed by all ages.

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

Thanks for coming to visit us at our model railroad display and for finding it awesome. We have a lot of exquisite details scattered all over for you to find and discover no matter your age. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited here a couple of years ago but now the kids are older (and we know they update the scenery) we wanted to visit here again. All 7 of us (aged 3 to 66) loved it and you really could spend hours here and still take another look and see things you didn't the first few times. The attention... More 

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

It is always so inspiring for us to hear from repeat visitors how much they enjoy our model railroad display and that they want to come back again to re-visit and maybe introduce other family members to our awe inspiring magical world. Judging from your age range it sure sounded like you all had an awesome time here following the... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a must see when anywhere near Osoyoos! We have come for quite a few years now and this attraction remains a family favorite. I'll admit the first visit was about amusing our 3 young boys as I could care less about model trains. Was I ever in for a wonderful surprise! You have to see it to believe... More 

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

Isn’t it amazing what we do to please and amuse our kids and then surprisingly you end up being just as hooked and amused yourself? What an inspiring review you have given all of us and we thank you very much for it. As you have noticed we are always changing things and at the moment we have a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went there after hearing good reviews from my parents. It was awesome! The attention to detail was amazing! We brought our two boys (aged 3 & 5) and our 5 year old REALLY loved it! We spent over an hour there (and could have spent longer but 3 year old needed a nap) but it also started to get... More 

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

Our place is for kids of all ages from babies to over 100 year olds and it is truly amazing when we can really engage everyone in all our little stories and scenes. We don’t really have any control over how people behave in the train room, we can only hope that common courtesy will prevail and that everybody will... More 

Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is a labour of love. 15 years to build and it shows. Everyone enjoyed it immensely from adults to the 2 year old. The computerized trains are great but the landscapes are extremely detailed and beautiful. Great way to spend a couple of hours. The pics came out beautiful.

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

So glad your pictures turned out beautifully and to your satisfaction. We really encourage people to take pictures and videos, so they can re-live the great time they had visiting us here at the model railroad place and share the experience with family and friends. My daughter is a master landscaper and loves to come up with new ideas to... More 

Richmond, BC
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wow! Worried my now 15 yr old wouldn't find it as exciting as he would have when he was 4 and really into Thomas, I made the decision to take the family anyhow. I was in awe over how enthralled he was with everything! He spent more time taking in each scene then the rest of us! As soon as... More 

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

It is just so cool for us to hear when we can enthrall teen-agers, as they seem to be the hardest ones to impress. The first time you experience the dimming of the lights our place becomes even more magical as everyone is just in awe of how different our train place looks at nighttime. Then you can really look... More 

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