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“Not just for child train lovers - so fun!”

Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Osoyoos
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2013

My children are obsessed with trains and to be honest, it takes a lot these days to make me excited about trains. This place did it! There are little scenarios of people playing basketball, skiing, carnivals, the list goes on. It is the best one we have seen including Vancouver, Palm Springs, and everything in between. Kids can spend hours and hours here. They have a little bench for parents etc. and you can see your children easily because there is only one door in and one door out. Very safe and a fascinating for the little ones. So much to see.

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

My husband is still a kid at heart and he is still obsessed with trains. We are so glad that we could impress you with our display and that you rate us so highly. It is a very safe place for children to visit and as you mention we do have seating available if you just need to take a little break from viewing all the many details.
We thank you for coming to our place and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

very clean and well maintained. I chatted for a while with one of the operators there, he was very informative and helpful.

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you for coming to visit us at the model railroad and we are really glad that you liked your visit and had a good talk with one of the guys. I have passed your nice comments along about it being very clean and well maintained.
We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is the top floor of a warehouse that is all laid out with train tracks with about 20 different scenes and towns and activities happening. The family that built it is there and very friendly.
When we were there they had 36 different trains running at the same time and also at a couple time slots all the overhead lights dim and you get to see everything by the village etc light. Great time spent there for 4 hours and we still were spoting new things as we were leaving!!

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Thank you for coming to visit us at the model railroad and we are so glad that you found it a fascinating and friendly place. Very impressive that you spent so many hours here and could still spot new things on your way out. The amount of trains running varies all the time as some break down and has to be taken off for repairs or cleaning, but generally we have between 35 and 40 trains running simultaneously. It is a sure hit every time the lights dim and everything gets kind of magic with new things to discover in shops and so on.
We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Very detailed and interesting model railroad display was very pleased with the stop. Great for all ages.

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Thanks for visiting us here at the railroad and we are so happy that you stopped by and had a great time.
Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was an excellent display, for all ages, and even for non-train enthusiasts. The only problem was the "tour guide" (second generation) who felt it neccesary to talk us through our whole visit. It would have been much more enjoyable if we had been able to view it without all the chit chat.

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Thank you for coming to visit us at the model railroad. We have now been open for 10 years and have learned over the years that it is impossible to please everybody no matter how hard we try. Some find some of our scenes offensive, while others find them very funny and some like the input from us and others don’t. I am sorry you didn’t appreciate the attention, but all you had to do was indicate to us, that you would rather be left alone.
We hope you will come back again for another visit.

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