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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

Buena Vista Industrial Park | 11611 115th St., Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
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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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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were in awe of the creativity & the very detailed workmanship! We spent two hours here. We were lucky to meet Poul who also pointed out details to us in this truly amazing 4000 sq ft display he & his family have created! Don't be rushed when you stop here…great viewing for adults & children! Hats off to this... More

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

Thank you very much for coming to visit us and for your rave review. Awesome that you had such a good time here and that you got to meet Poul my husband. He is still like a kid in a candy store, when he points out some of all the many details, which you might otherwise have missed. We are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

While driving to Osoyoos, we saw the sign for the Desert Model Railroad. We decided to take a look. When we found out it cost $7.50 each, my wife said "I don't want to pay to see a model railroad". After I convinced her to go, she was like a little kid at an amusement park. She kept finding fun... More

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

Thank you for coming to visit us after you saw our sign. Very often we hear the same argument, that the women don’t want to go see our display, as they don’t think they will get any enjoyment out of paying the entrance fee. Afterwards, most often they can’t praise it enough and as your wife experienced there are so... More

Vancouver, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

so many things to see in mini scale: my 4 yr. pointed out: look that little boy on the beach has the floating wings...and my 7 yr. old daughter spotted two wedding couple exiting the church. Excellent work, even the bus stopped on his stop.... Nice museum for big or small.

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

Thank you so much for coming to visit us at the model railroad. It never seizes to amaze me what little gems the kids can find on our lay-out and most often even the adults don’t see them. We actually have 8 weddings taking place, so our fantasy world is a busy place. So next time you come look for... More

Medicine Hat, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are a mature couple who have visited other railroad model museums, but this one blew us away. So much detail, so many settings.. The work that has gone into this is mind boggling. For example, the 20000 human figures were all hand painted! I think you really have to be an adult to truly appreciate this place.

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

I am so glad that our model railroad could impress and blow you away, when you compare us to other places you have visited. It is true that the kids maybe can’t grasp the intricate work, we have done, but they can absolutely have their creativity activated. We sell the little hand painted people in our showroom and for me... More

Calgary, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I cannot really say enough about the enjoyment that a place like this can bring to all ages. We went with a group that had kids (5-9 years) and all ages of adults. Everyone was amazed. I'm sure you could come back over and over and see new things each time. The display is top notch, if you have never... More

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

I am so glad that your whole group in various ages had such a wonderful time visiting us here at the model railroad. There are a lot at little details to see and we hear from people all the time that they discover something new every time they come to visit. Mind you too, that we do change the scenery... More

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad is fun for young and young at heart. Incredible detail, everywhere you look there is a mini story being told. Recommended for a rainy day!

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

We thank you for coming to visit us and even on a not rainy day it is a lot of fun to see the model railroad display. When my daughter and I create all the scenes, we make up little stories to help us reflect the mini actions happening and we have so much fun doing that. We hope to... More

Bragg Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

So much more than just a train model display, we come to see it every time we are in Osoyoos. There is a whole miniature world created. The creativity and the imagination involved is mind blowing.

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

Thank you very much for being a faithful visitor every time you come to Osoyoos and for coming to visit the model railroad. We are so happy that you appreciate our miniature world and we get lots of comments from kids wanting to live in our fantasy world. That’s the ultimate stamp of approval for us. We sure hope to... More

Ashburn, VA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Meticulously created train wonderland with fun for kids of all ages and a few hidden details for grown-ups. Great fun!

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

Thank you so much for coming to visit our model railroad. It sounds like you were able to find some of the fun little gems tucked away in various spots. Glad that you had a good time. We hope to see you again. More

Medicine Hat, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We'd seen the signs for this previously when going through Osoyoos, but finally had time to stop in this time. If you have any interest at all in model railways, this is a must see. Even the wife, who doesn't totally share my fascination with railways, was blown away by this display.

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

. We thank you for finding your way to come and visit us at the model railroad display. We hear it quite often, that women are not that keen on visiting a layout, but most of them are as blown away as your wife, when they see our display. We hope to see you and your wife again. More

Vancouver
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20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Thank you so much for coming to visit us on a rainy day at the model railroad display. So glad you thought our place is awesome, and I can see, that you found the nude beach! We hope to see you again. More

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