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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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Have to see to believe how amazing it is!!!

Our family has vacationed in Osoyoos every summer for years, but somehow we missed this gem!!! Went today for the first time with my daughter, son in law and grandson - and was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family has vacationed in Osoyoos every summer for years, but somehow we missed this gem!!! Went today for the first time with my daughter, son in law and grandson - and was sorry I hadn't seen this sooner (so I could recommend it to others). The creative, intricate detail and amazing thought that has been put into this display... More 

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Osoyoos
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Train enthusiasts will love this place. Computerized trains zip back and forth around a myriad of train tracks and locals from tiny amusement parks to nude beaches. I could have spent three hours or more here if there had been seating to allow one to take the weight off his/her feet. That was the only drawback of the Desert Model... More 

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Oliver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is an amazing place for all ages, I took 35 senior and they loved it, there were children that could not believe what they were seeing.

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

Out place is a place for kids of all ages young and old alike. Thank you for coming to visit us at our model railroad display and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well maintained by people with lots of passion. There are variety in the exhibitions to keep the children excited. Admission is very reasonable.

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

Thank you very much for coming to visit our model railroad and for your very nice review of our exhibit and our admission price. We hope you will come visit us again soon. More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to visit for all ages for anyone to enjoy it. The place is immaculate, with so much details, clean, the owners are friendly, displays are phenomenal. This was our 3rd time there and would recommend it to everyone who is visiting Osoyoos to visit this place. We love it, love it, love it and will be back again... More 

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

We love visitors like you right back! Thank you so very much for your wonderful review and for being such a faithful visitor to our exhibit. We are grateful for your comments about our place and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Vancouver, B.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To say that this is a "model railroad" is almost a misnomer. It's more akin to a miniature world like the one in Victoria, B.C., but better! Running throughout the exhibit is a fun sense of humour that keeps you looking for the little nuggets of playfulness. Combine that with an unbelievable detail level and this is a must-do in... More 

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

Wow, what a wonderful review you have given us about your experience visiting our model railroad display. You obviously caught onto the fact that there is a tread of humour woven into our exhibit. Most of our display have a playfulness to it and that's why creating the forest fire scene was the most difficult one for us to wrap... More 

Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

at first you think model trains - then you go inside - it is priced family friendly - good for all ages, the work gone into this is so amazing - take your time and look at all the workmanship could take up to an hour. It is a/c so if is comfortable and a relief from outside as Osoyoos... More 

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

We thank you for coming to visit us and for a wonderful review. As you mention it is a great place for kids of all ages and we have had them from almost new born to a 103 year old lady! Thanks also for noticing our workmanship and our pricing. We do have a/c so if you need a break... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The detail is amazing. The kids go wild but be careful not to run or jump! You can easily spend over an hour here and still not see everything.

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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. We only have 2 rules with no running and no jumping signs posted all over our display area and there is a very good reason for that, as both activities interferes with the electronics required to run all 45 trains and all the switches as well. We hope... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a neat place to visit and definitely not to be missed when in Osoyoos. We got there when there was a bus of kids so the place was packed. It was a bit annoying at first since its a bit of a tight place and the kids were of course super excited so they were running around. Luckily they... More 

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

We don't get many busses with kids throughout the year visiting us, so I guess you just hit one of them. Happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit and enjoyed all the details we have in our display. Thanks for coming to visit us and for a great review. We hope to see you again on your travel... More 

Wetaskiwin, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit on a rainy day. The detail is totally amazing. You need time to take it all in. Great place for kids of all ages.

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

Thank you very much for coming to visit us at our model railroad display and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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