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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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Stopped in here to quickly see the model railroad and ended up staying for 1.5 hours! The attention to detail is mind boggling. So much to see! The friendly owner pointed out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
tundra70
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped in here to quickly see the model railroad and ended up staying for 1.5 hours! The attention to detail is mind boggling. So much to see! The friendly owner pointed out several things that we missed, even though we thought we had seen everything on the display. A must see, you won't regret it!

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

Thank you for stopping to come see our model railroad display and we are so glad we could boggle your mind! As you pointed out there is so much to see and discover and just as you think you have seen it all, your eyes catches something else. When my husband is not busy with running the trains, he loves... More 

Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Osoyoos top attraction! This has been a work in progress and labour of love for the last 15 years and continues to change improve grow and provide some of the best models of trains and scenery on this planet. If you want to see detail at finest at a reasonable price be prepared to be swept off your feet and... More 

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

We are very pleased to receive such a fabulous review and especially from a faithful local visitor to our model railroad display. Locals don’t often play tourist in their own home backyard, except maybe when they get visitor – therefore your praise of our place is very much appreciated. We do continually change our display, as we discover new things,... More 

Athabasca
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was absolutely the most amazing display we've ever seen! We went a few times now, each time enjoying it with another friend we took with us! You can't possibly see all there is to see in one trip! The detail is truly remarkable! The lovely gentleman who is responsible for the setup is really interesting to talk with. Just... More 

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

We are so glad you came to see us again here at the model railroad and bought friends with you. As you point out there are a lot of little details to find and discover and because we continuously make new improvements, there is always new things to look for and show friends. I have just started hand painting another... More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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

Thank you for coming to visit us at our model railroad display and we are so glad you really liked it. Since the day we opened 11 years ago we have always been closed on Sundays – you see me and the trains we need a day off! We hope to see you again. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
23 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
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 

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