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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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Address: 11611 115th St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
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+1 250-495-6842
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great attraction for families with young kids

Truth be told, I was hesitant to spend time here when I could be at the glorious beaches in Osoyoos! However I was really surprised with the extent of this place and found the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
rebeccapregelj
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Truth be told, I was hesitant to spend time here when I could be at the glorious beaches in Osoyoos! However I was really surprised with the extent of this place and found the attention to details very impressive. The kids of course were over the moon with the set up and I found it much more interesting that I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see. A hidden treasure that's for sure. It's always changing and you always see something that you missed before. A masterpiece and a must see while in Osoyoos.

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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. At the moment we are working very hard to improve and change a section as we do every winter, so you can kind a get a behind the scenes look. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Penticton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Give yourself at least an hour to go through this amazing place. The miniature landscapes contain so many details that you have to take your time in order to properly see it. How many bike crashes can you find? And don't miss the discrete red light district or the helicopter pad. Did you know this wonderful place was shown on... More 

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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 our model railroad display and for your wonderful revue. As you discovered there is so muuuuch to see and I am glad you had such an amazing time here. You are absolutely correct we were very fortunate to be featured on a segment of the Amazing Race Canada 2015 and... More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited a couple of times. Each visit takes an hour or two. You can walk through in ten minutes if you desire but if you go slowly there is so much attention to detail. Find the burning mine for instance. Find the nude beach! And the attraction has both day and night viewing. The room lights go down... More 

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

What an absolutely wonderful revue you have given us and no less from a repeat visitor! We thank you very much for that and for coming to visit us again at our model railroad display. You are so correct you can go through the display in no time, but if you decide to look closely you are in for a... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Our family of three went on a Sat afternoon. We were greatly warmly by one of the owners and then we were told to head upstairs. I couldn't believe this place. The time and detail put into every single area.It was so fun to look for certain objects. None of us are necesassily train enthusiasts but we really enjoyed this... More 

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

We thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review and for coming to visit us at our model railroad display. Our place is a fun and very special place to visit and I'm so glad you had such a good time. You obviously met my husband Poul upstairs and he is the one... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Saw the brochure at tourist info (make a rail car from the brochure) and thought that step one to model building? My father did models and railway as a hobby, and Victoria had or has a display I saw in '86, a bit of a basement relic. But Desert Model Railroad is well-maintained, up-dated regularly, amazing! And the people are... More 

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

I am very pleased that you had such an awesome and fun experience visiting our model railroad display. As you noticed our brochure is very unique in itself as you can make a cardboard train out of it and it is very popular item with everyone. The little delights you can find when you wander through our lay-out are just... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Having spent so much time during my son's younger years playing with trains I groaned a little when he and his dad suggested we visit the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. I had visions of an uninspiring attempt by an enthusiast to make some money from their passion for model trains. Boy, was I wrong. Yes, it's created by two couples... More 

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

We are so glad we could pleasently surprise you here in Osoyoos at our model railroad. Certainly, we are not in it for the money as our admission prices are very moderate, but we all love what we do and it is our pleasure to share our world class miniature fantasy world with as many people as possible. All the... More 

Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Run by some very nice people , interesting stop , been a few times.Always something new to see .The Lady paints all the people herself & her husband builds & points out interesting parts in the display , ( like the little boy running away with the sun bathers top ) cute !

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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. It is always very incouraging for us to have people visiting us multiple times and to receive such high praise as you are giving us. We try very hard to stay current, so when new technology comes on the market, we have so much fun trying... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Visited The Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad in November with the family. Words almost fail to describe this model railroad layout!! The detail and time they have put into this display is absolutely incredible!!! This is one stop in Osoyoos that you will definitely want to make time for!! You can walk through it quickly if you want but you will... More 

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

Thank you so much for a fantastic review and for coming to visit us at our model railroad display. It sure sounds like you had a lot of fun checking out some of all the many details we have in each and every little scene. Like you, my daughter and I really enjoy making up little stories to go with... More 

alberta,canada
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My wife and I visited this amazing location today. The facility is very clean and the gift shop is well stocked. The family owners are very friendly and interested in spending time to answer questions ones may have. Now for the actual display .............. we spent quite a lot of time to try to appreciate the detail, creativity, interspersed with... More 

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

What a rave review you gave us after visiting our model railroad exhibit! Thank you for that and also so very much for all your kind words about us and our facility. You are absolutely right about our love for our "work" ( although we consider it just playing and having fun). Regarding the maintenance my husband invented this gurney... More 

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