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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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Vancouver
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Hastings
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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3 attraction reviews
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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

Victoria, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

(Review done by 16-yr old Justin) My family and I stayed in Osoyoos for 2 days, and when I opened the doors leading to the train room, what I saw just took my breath away! It was a bright and colourful wonderland of beautiful model trains and landscapes. I appreciated all the hard work and efforts that the family had... More

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

Wow, we can’t get any better recommendation than what you just gave us. Your insightful comments just blows me away and for you, as a young man to take the time to write about your experience in such glowing terms is absolutely wonderful. Thank you very much and we do appreciate you sharing your thoughts about your visit at the... More

North Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This miniature world is more than just trains, although there are lots of those. Perfect for kids of any age, this is a great place to visit and we highly recommend it.

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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 recommending us so highly. We do appreciate that and we hope to see you again. More

North Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We recently visited with our two young kids. It was really unique and interesting. The staff were welcoming and very friendly. It was very well kept and there was so much to examine. Every time we thought we were done, something new caught our eye. It is delicate and calm, something to consider if you have kids who are full... More

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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 with your family and for your very kind comments about us. As you noticed there are a lot of little details and nuggets to be found around on the display and it takes a very keen eye to catch them. Yes, we do have a very nice gift shop... More

NJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I were in amazement with the amount of detail, devotion and whimsy that's put into this extensive model train display. Wander the aisles and discover more than 16,000 painted figures, 40 computer controlled trains meandering the mountain passes, crossing rivers and streams and pulling into villages, towns and cities. At various intervals the lights go down low... More

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

Thank you so much for your rave review and for coming to visit us at the model railroad. We sure are glad that your experience didn’t disappoint you and we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your visit here. What we hear from everybody is that all the details are mind-boggling and that the nighttime is... More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The best memory of Osoyoos. A must see! Most impressed with the imagination, creativity, patience and team work that went into building this bigger than life model. Best part was watching one section being redesigned piece by piece - a true labour of love and work of art.

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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 train display and for your wonderful comments about what we have created. Luckily my daughter and I have a very vivid imagination and it is just so much fun to dream up new ideas for our little miniature wonder world. Once an idea has taken roots comes the part, where... More

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