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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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Address: 11611 115th Street, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-495-6842
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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OPEN YEAR ROUND Monday to Saturday. A world Class Miniature Wonderland...

OPEN YEAR ROUND Monday to Saturday. A world Class Miniature Wonderland Experience. 4000 sq ft. of family fun with up to 45 computer controlled trains traveling on 2 km (1 1/4 miles) of tracks weaving through mountains and towns. Discover the 18000 + 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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Incredible detail with a sense of humor.

Exceptional, not to be missed. Everyone of all ages will enjoy this experience. The detail was amazing. My grandsons were 3 and 6 and really enjoyed the minature moving train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Oliver
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Exceptional, not to be missed. Everyone of all ages will enjoy this experience. The detail was amazing. My grandsons were 3 and 6 and really enjoyed the minature moving train displays.

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Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids had a blasts watching all the little trains. I must say even the adults had fun. The paper trains the kids received at the end are still a hit.

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Thank Maria O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally amazing so much to see. The amount of work and energy it has taken to build and maintain this attraction reflects its excellence. We spent over 2 hours there and we will go back again.

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

Thank you for coming to visit us at the model railroad display and for taken the time to review us so excellently. I am so glad that you spent a couple of hours having fun here and that you want to come back again and visit us. See you soon. More 

Missoula, Montana, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, let's face it, there isn't much fpr families to do in Osoyoos. After you've dumped your wallet out at Rattlesnake Canyon and get tired of swimming in the milfoil infested lake, go see the model railroad. It's very well built and fascinating to tour.

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

Thank you for coming to visit us at the model railroad and I am very glad that you had fun coming here. We hope to see you again. More 

Revelstoke, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit but definitely not our last. Spent over an hour and could easily have spent several more hours and still not taken in the entire display. The craftsmanship is amazing would recommend this attraction to anyone passing through Osoyoos!

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

We welcome you as a first time visitor and we are happy to hear you will come again. Thank you so much for your high recommendation and we are so glad you had a good time here. As you discovered there are lots and lots of little details to find and sometimes it is a little bit overwhelming to take... More 

Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit place in Osoyoos. The owners have spent a lot of time on this railroad model. The work done is super detailed and fantastic and also shows how much passion they have. It's a lot of time and $. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you so much for your very high recommendation of our place and for coming to visit us at the model railroad. We are all very passionate about our creation and still love doing it. All the time we search for new items we can add to our display to make it as current as possible. When we see that... More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Remembered seeing it on Amazing Race Canada. The entire display really is amazing. My husband and I spent two hours captured by the fantasy of it all. We are truly in awe and appreciate the amount of work it took to achieve this dream. A must see if you travel to the Okanagan. Thank you to Ulla and Poul Pedersen.

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

You are very welcome. It was a lot of fun being part of the Amazing Race Canada and me having to supply and paint the 20 mini Jon’s scattered all over our display. I am so glad you were captivated here for a couple of hours and had fun while you were here. You are right we are truly living... More 

Calgary
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We enjoyed over an hour at this attraction. Our kids loved it too and followed the trains through the various 'town' set-ups. You can see the care that was taken to assemble each section of the display and there are a lot of neat little details if you look closely! The owners are very friendly and we enjoyed speaking Danish... More 

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

We thank you for taking the time to recommending us so highly and for visiting us at the model railroad. As you noticed you have to look very carefully to discover some of the hidden little gems we have throughout the whole display, but that is the fun part. Sometimes you loose the train you are following, but that could... More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

The villages and scenes have a distinct Bavarian theme with some buildings actually modeled after actual European buildings.. The attention to detail with the scenes and buildings is amazing. There are 18000+ characters each hand painted in the scenes. You can even see individual characters in the building interiors that look very realistic. The overall model layout is larger than... More 

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

Thank you very much for your very high recommendation of our model railroad display. You are so correct that most of the buildings are actual copies of existing buildings in Germany, Austria & Switzerland, so when we get visitors from those countries, they gladly and proudly inform the guys about recognizing certain buildings. Of course the landscaping around ours does... More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

A must see the place brought alot of smiles....the people that the people that work there are great and we really enjoyed our time there

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

That’s what we like to hear, since we are all about bringing smiles to people’s faces as well as joy and happiness. We thank you very much for coming to visit us at the model railroad, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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