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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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Address: 11611 115th St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-495-6842
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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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We could have spent hours here. The detail to the whole layout is very impressive. We spent 1 1/2hrs there and could have spent more time. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth the $8.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Chris E
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We could have spent hours here. The detail to the whole layout is very impressive. We spent 1 1/2hrs there and could have spent more time. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth the $8.

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Pincher Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The detail that has been into this stunning railroad is phenomenal. Don't miss the story wall explaining the history. The night time display is beautiful. Don't skip this one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So detailed, we 3 ladies spent two hours trying to see all the intricate scenes and could've spent longer!

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

Thank you 3 ladies for spending a couple of hours at our model train exhibit. We do have a lot of intricate little details as you noticed and I'm glad you took your time here. We hope to see you again soon. More 

kelowna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little hard to find but well worth it! Very well organized and sooooo clean! Reasonable priced too! The hosts were so friendly and obviously love what they are doing as the whole family is involved. Loved it!!!

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

We thank you for taking the time to find us and for visiting our model railroad display. Yes, we are located in an Industrial Park - granted a little bit unusual, but well worth the 5 min drive from downtown Osoyoos. As you stated we are a family run affair with our daughter and son-in-law involved as well. We try... More 

Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed with all the detail that went into the exhibit!! We found this place driving on our way into Osoyoos and stopped. Takes about 45 mins to go through the exhibit. The intricate detail is amazing!!

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

Thank you very much for stopping by our model railroad display and that you found our place amazing. The average time for people visiting our place is 45 min to one hour, so you were right on target. We hope to see you again next time you visit Osoyoos. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

. Im 19 went for the trip through BC with my parents and brother seeing and doing things for the first time in BC. On the way back we debated coming here running low on time but we stopped in quick anyway Im so glad we did and for only 8 bucks!? The other things in Bc we did cost... More 

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

WOW, WOW and more WOW's. I am so very impressed with your very detailed review of your visit to our model railroad display and I thank you so very much for taking the time to not only write such an excellent and fantastic review, but also for going into such details of your impression of our exhibit. It blew my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a neat little museum although it's not quite what you expect a museum to be. We spent a few hours here and still didn't get to see it all. The exceptional details are worth the stop.

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

Thank you very much for visiting our model railroad display and for your review. We are NOT a museum and have never promoted ourselves as such. The confusion might stem from certain websites having no category for our very unique attraction as there are so few of us. The closest category to fit us into is specialty museums, so that... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take all visitors, from grandkids to adults, teens, 20's- they all love it, and are amazed at the amount of work put into this

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

What a faithful visitor you sound like and how wonderful to hear that all the visitors you bring to our model railroad just love it, regardless of their age. Thanks a lot from all os us here and for sharing your entusiasme for our place with your family when visiting. We hope to see you again next time you have... More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spot is probably one of the best places for the whole family to visit on any stay in Osoyoos, BC. The owners are continually working on the layout so that every time you go thee are surprises!

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

We thank you very much for coming to visit our model railroad display and for reviewing us so favorably. You are correct we do indeed change our lay-out constantly, as we every winter take a section apart and redo it. We try to stay as current as possible with new technologies frequently coming on the market Also our visitors in... More 

Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A MUST SEE! The attention to detail clearly shows the passion the creators have for model railroads. The kids will be awed but the adults will love it even more.

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

Thank you very much for coming to visit our exhibit here at the model railroad place and for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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