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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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Exceptional detail!

An incredible work with unbelievable detail. Very cool experience for anyone who can appreciate model trains and the European landscape and artistic work to bring it all to life.

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Geoff L
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10 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An incredible work with unbelievable detail. Very cool experience for anyone who can appreciate model trains and the European landscape and artistic work to bring it all to life.

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Thank Geoff L
Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family really enjoyed visiting the Desert Model Railroad, we spent a good 90 minutes viewing the many displays, and model trains. The details of the scenes are just incredible. The staff was friendly, and the gift shop was very reasonable. We were also able to find replacement tracks for my husbands 1956 railway set from Europe.

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Thank puddlejumpers
Brandon, Canada
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing attraction. So much to see! The owners were very friendly and fun! We were not sure what we would find here, but when we opened the door to the actual attraction we were blown away! The detail was really amazing it is huge!

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Thank Susan13
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

I am so glad you had such a good time visiting our model railroad display. It is always so nice, when you get pleasantly surprised, when you visit an attraction. Lots and lots of details as you noticed and thanks for the compliment about us being friendly and fun. We hope to see you again and thanks for coming. More 

alberta
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an absolutely amazing place to visit, I could spend days here marvelling over the tiny details! The owners truly love their creations and we are so fortunate to have them share

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

We thank you for coming to visit us at our model railroad display. Sharing is what we are all about, as we love putting smiles on peoples faces and we do see and hear that a lot. We hope to see you again. More 

Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left with three impressions 1) detail 2) imagination and 3) sense of humour. It really is a fun place to visit. The attention to detail is amazing, lots of imagination has gone into the various themes and if you look closely you'll notice a sense of humour in the mix. It is more than a model railroad.

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Thank Ted60Canada
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

You have really got it pinpoint with your 3 impressions of our place. First the details which you will find in abundance, second the imagination which my daughter and I have in spades, and the third is our wicked sense of humour thrown in wherever we feel it is called for and when you mix it all together you get... More 

Edmonton
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do with the kids on a rainy day so we brought them here. I was a bit worried when we arrived as the models were all upstairs. However, they have a fully functioning lift and got my husband upstairs right away. The trains and the detail is amazing. The pictures don't do it justice... More 

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

We thank you so very much for your high recommendation of our model railroad display. As I am in a wheelchair myself, we do have a lift usable for people who need it. Our place is very hard to describe to other people, especially because we have so many details and little scenery's for people to explore and get lost... More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our grandchildren have asked us to take them. They love not only the trains but the settings as well. It is perfect to spend your time answering the little ones questions. The workmanship is superior.

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Thank fsdmaw2017
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

We thank you very much for being a repeat visitor to our model railroad place. It is great to hear that your little ones are asking questions about what they are seeing and we are hoping it will fuel their imagination to take flight. Your comment about our workmanship is very much appreciated. We hope to see you and the... More 

Merritt, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend visiting this place. There is so much to look at and expect to stay for an hour +.

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

Thank you for your high recommendation of our model railroad place. The average time people spend here is about an hour, so you are right on the money. Visitors can of course spend as little or as long time as they wish here. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a rainy day so that made it even that much more enjoyable! Great to see so much detail out into things. Goes to show that hard work does matter!

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Thank marlspalm
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. We do have a lot of details for you to discover and enjoy and I am glad you had a good time here. The funny thing is though, that we don't consider what we do work as we just feel we are playing and having fun.... More 

Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My whole family loved it, so much hard work has been done. It will blow you away...We spent most of the afternoon there. Even my teenager was so impressed. They all want trains now.

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Thank Justin-Mandy P
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming to visit us at our model train display. Wow, to imagine we impressed teenagers is a cool thing to hear and I hope we could inspire them to have their own lay-out. We hope to see you again. More 

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