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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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Amazing!!!

going back next year... take a step sidewise & there is another theme. there is an elevator & benches to sit on if you get tired. the attention to detail is fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Karen W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

going back next year... take a step sidewise & there is another theme. there is an elevator & benches to sit on if you get tired. the attention to detail is fantastic.

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Penticton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This small world is actually huge in scope. A world that covers everything from trains through the Rocky Mountains to life in European towns with all the social activities that happen, including weddings, funerals and daily life. It will take an hour or two to see most of this computerized marvel. Great for all age groups.

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Smithers BC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were passing through Osoyoos and decided to stop in. I've heard about this great little gem from family members, however because I have teenagers I wasn't sure if my kids would be in awe like younger children would be. We spend over an hour checking out this a amazing place! I highly recommend reading about how it all started... More 

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Osoyoos
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I can't remember how many times we've been. Every time we have visitors (that's a lot since we live on one of BC's best lakes) that is oone of the places we take them!

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

It is with such great pleasure we get to meet customers like you and your visitors over the years and we thank you so very much for your continuing support. We get asked a lot about why we have our model train display here in a small town like Osoyoos and not in a big city, and the answer is... More 

Oliver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Every visit is another surprise. Each time there is something new added and place grew since my first visit. Rare gem - must see.

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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 and for being a very happy repeat visitor. At the moment we are working on putting a soap box race together and it is very exiting for us to do something completely different and making it look realistic. Although we would like to lay claim to the being... More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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36 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Set in the Buena Vista industrial park on the periphery of the town of Osoyoos at the southern tip of British Columbia in unlikely desert territory, sits the #6 top-rated Trip Advisor "thing to do" for all of British Columbia! Opened in 2003, Poul and Ulla Pederson's Dessert Railroad Museum sports 2 km of tracks, 45 trains, 18,000 miniature people... More 

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

Simply, this is just a fantastic review. You have eloquently captured the essence of our model railroad display in the best possible way and we want to thank you for coming to visit us. Also for sharing some of your wonderful photos – they are a delight. Your impression of our place is just bang-on. I am so very happy... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Very interesting place and extremely detailed models, the place is kept clean and has parking out front, not a bad way to spend an hour or so! I've actually already visited twice and would go again and would bring friends.

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

Thank you so much for being a repeat visitor to our model railroad display and we encourage you to bring friends with you next time you come to visit. See you again soon More 

Winnipeg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Just visited the railroad, spent 2 hours, it was amazing. Enjoyed it thoroughly. A must see....very, very detailed. Would definitely return.

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

. We thank you for coming to visit us for a couple of hours here at the model railroad and we are so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed our display. Thanks also for your high recommendation both of the display and all of us. We definably hope to see you again too. More 

Langley, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great model railroad display, made me want to start building one myself. Highly detailed aspects of daily life... got a good laugh at the miniature strip club, nude beach and horse races. There was even a miniature car accident, with cops and firemen on scene. Well worth taking the whole family to.

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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 glad we could bring laughter into your day. That’s what it is all about. The horse racing is temporarily out of commission as we are working on creating a new scene around it, but it will be back later on looking even better.... More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This labor of love combined with patient talent make this a must see when visiting Osoyoos. The detail and hand painted figures and scenes are awesome! Any child or adult who has ever seen a model train will love and appreciate this attraction...well worth a visit, and very reasonable for a family.

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

. We appreciate your very kind words and your high recommendation of our attraction and we thank you for coming to visit us at the model railroad display. It is always great when you have the support from the local community and it means a lot to all of us and not something we take for granted. We try very... More 

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