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“Fun for all ages” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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 11 Attractions in Osoyoos
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
Dallas, Texas
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“Fun for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Incredible what this family has done with creating the sceanery and the various types of trains and villages. The detail is awesome. Worth the visit.

Visited April 2013
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odrm, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for coming to visit us here at the model railroad display. We are happy that you were impressed with all the sceneries and all the details and that you can recommend it for all ages. We hope to see you again. Ulla Pedersen
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Richmond, Canada
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“Absolutely amazing - must visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Can't describe how impressed I was with the works of the elderly couple and their daughter and son-in-law who put everything together. Their imagination and creativity is simply fascinating and indescribable! A truly enjoyable experience. A total eye-opener as to what humans could possibly achieve (the elderly wife has rheumatoid arthritis with rather inflexible fingers and she is also confined to a wheelchair). Salute to the owners and creators of the imaginary world! Gotta see it to appreciate it all!

Visited March 2013
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odrm, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
We are so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience visiting our model railroad and we sure appreciate all the kind words about all of us. Visitors like you sure put a smile on our faces and that’s why we still keep doing what we all love to do, namely create magic and unforgettable memories. We hope to see you back again. Ulla Pedersen
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“a couples passion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a spot we visit at least once a year ever since the grandchildren arrived. Not only children love it but adults as wells. There are two large rooms of trains with villages and people. With computer it fades from day to night as the lights come on.It is really fun to look for the number of weddings or swimmers etc. There is a bit of humour for the adults. It also has helicopters that fly. It is not expensive and just fun.

Visited September 2012
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odrm, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
It is great to hear that you come on a regular basis to visit us here at the model train display. This summer in July 2013 we have been open 10 years for the public, and we have visitors, who have faithfully been coming every year with kids and grandkids, whom we have seen grow up. We are constantly changing things on the display, and we just finished putting in a Choppers Bike Shop. Especially the sign on the roof is something else to see at nighttime. We hope you and your grandkids will keep coming to visit us to discover new changes. Ulla Pedersen
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Unexpected stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The enthusiasm of this family for their miniature trains is immediately apparent when you enter the large upstairs display area. There were lots of unexpected vignettes that caused some laughs.

Visited February 2013
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odrm, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
We are so glad that we could offer you some laughs as you went along our model railroad display. That’s the greatest incentive for us, that people get our sense of humour in creating little scenes within the big display. Thank you for coming to visit us and we hope to see you again.
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“Unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect but was amazed by what we saw. Definitely a labour of love and 1000's of hours put into this. I would even like to go back because you will NEVER see all there is to see.

Visited December 2012
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odrm, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you so much for coming to visit us here at the railroad. We are really glad that you liked our display and that you would like to come back. We keep changing and adding new things all the time. As a matter of fact we just added a police Smart car with flashing blue lights to our roadside police scene. It looks awesome, so come check it out. Ulla Pedersen
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