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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Model train museum

It was wonderful and especially great for little boys of all ages! Not open Sundays so plan your visit around that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Heather W
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Osoyoos, Canada
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Osoyoos, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It was wonderful and especially great for little boys of all ages! Not open Sundays so plan your visit around that.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Was a great way to spend an hour. Such amazing detail and was genuinely amazing to see. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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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 you really enjoyed yourselves. The amount of details we have really blow peoples mind and that is why my daughter and I still love creating new scenes for people to discover and enjoy. We hope to see you again. More 

new zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
18 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

we went expecting a railway set and found a model town (no city) that was so fantastic. The detail and the effort for this set-up was beyond belief. And you can take photos. Great job and thanks to the owners, $7.50 per adult is a great price for 1-2 hours of real interest. By far the best thing in Osoyoos

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

Thank you for coming to visit our model railroad display and judging us as the best thing in Osoyoos. We really try to keep our prices very reasonable in order for people to be able to afford to come and visit us and I am very glad you noticed. We also really encourage our visitors to take photos or videos,... More 

Kenora District, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were totally surprised by this place. You have to see it to believe it. The owner took such great care in setting this up with all kinds of little characters, places, and buildings.

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

We are so glad we could surprise you with our model railroad display. It is sometimes very difficult to explain to people what our place is all about, but once you have been to see it most people just love it. We hope to see you again and we thank you for coming to visit us. More 

Banff, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was very fun for our kids (7 and 3). I just wish there was someone friendly to talk to the kids, explain how this started and maybe point out particular details. There was one gentleman that was making sure the trains were all working but he was maybe extremely busy - but he was coming off as if he... More 

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

I am very sorry that we didn’t live up to your expectations, when you visited our model railroad display. We do not offer guided tours and our entrance fees reflect that and we have never advertised or offered that service. We do have an information board in the train room for you to read up on the history of our... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

Thank you for coming to visit us at our model railroad display. Like you discovered there are so many things to find and little scenes to pay attention to throughout our whole display. We look forward to seeing you next year. More 

Penticton, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

We thank you for coming to visit us at the model railroad. Our aim has always been to copy as much from real life as we possibly can and sometimes it is a little bit challenging to actually create the vision we have in our heads but luckily so far we have never had to give up on an idea... More 

Smithers BC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

We love to hear about teenagers getting involved in our miniature wonderland and actually wanting to spend time discovering some of all the amazing little details you can find throughout our model railroad display. We thank you for coming and taking the time to review your experience and we hope to see you another time, when you pass through Osoyoos. More 

Osoyoos
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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