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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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Amazing!!! A MUST stop and see!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Robert J
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Osoyoos in October and decided to stop here for the benefit of the kids. Well we had three generations with us and everyone loved it, male or female. We had no idea that the exhibit would be as big as it is. The attention to detail is amazing and the added little buttons for interaction kept... More 

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

Thank you so very much for such an excellent review and since its our number 400 we are more than pleased that you had such a great time here. My guess is that you talked quite a bit about it afterwards and that you all had a different impression of your experience. It is very impressive that you were three... More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited The Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad in September. Being a local this was my first visit with visiting friends. We found the detail so astonishing! One could literally spend hours there. A definite must see for ALL AGES that's well priced in our town of paradise.

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

We are always very happy when locals find their way to our model railroad and sometimes it takes visiting friends for you to play tourist in your own hometown. I am really happy you recommend us so highly and we thank you for coming to visit us at our exhibit. We hope to see toy again soon. More 

Turner Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I am not a model train lover, in my opinion it's sort of a "one-man hobby". But I was still completely fascinated by the work that's gone into this display, the thought and the creation of such a huge working train display was clearly beyond the usual "Christmas Tree Train". This is a generational work of art, undertaken, maintained and... More 

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

You don't have to be a train lover to be fascinated by our model railroad exhibit and that's the beauty of our place. There is so much scenery and action beyond all the 45 computer controlled trains weaving their way through ski hills, industrial sites, small towns, amusements parks, circus, lakes, forest fire, nudist beach, zoo, mining, underwater scene, and... More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have passed this building several times but seeing as we had friends with us we thought we would call in and have a quick look around. Not so fast! this is four thousand square feet of model railway. I'm not really in to that kind of thing but this just blew us all away. The work that has gone... More 

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

We thank you for stopping in and visiting our model railroad display. It sounds like you and your friends had a really good time here and that's what we are all about. We have a lot of humour tucked in throughout the whole exhibit and you must have found some of them. Next time you pass our building we hope... More 

Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I spent 3 hrs. being in awe following the tiny model train tarcks and the amazing work they have done in details and humour. great value for the buck too. Hard to find tho.

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

We thank you very much for coming to visit us at our model railroad exhibit. It sure sounds like you had a lot of fun following the trains around and got good value for your money. Sorry you had such a tough time to find us, but unfortunately we have a very strict sign-bylaw in town, so we are not... More 

Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Totally unexpected to see something this elaborate in a small tucked away town like Osoyoos. We thought this was an amazing setup and were pretty impressed. Highly recommend going if you are into this sort of thing. I noticed a few average reviews on this and I would like to meet those people to find out the amazing lives they... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such an excellent review and for coming to visit us at our exhibit. What can I say - even in small towns you can find little gems to impress you and I'm very glad you found your way to our place. We have suggestions all time about moving to... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have been visiting the Desert Model Railroad in Osoyoos for many years, starting when our children were very small - they are now 16 and 21 and STILL always want to visit when we are in Osoyoos. When we first visited, the railroad was smaller, but still full of fascinating details. Every year, we made sure to go back,... More 

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

Awesome review. We are humbled to receive such praise and very grateful for faithful visitors like yourself and your family to our exhibit. So very impressive that your children at their age still express interest in coming to visit us, when you are in Osoyoos, so hats off to you all and many thanks. It is simply wonderful that we... More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect to spend so much time visiting this place! It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, there is soooo much detail put into the massive display that you can easily spend many hours looking throughout all the details and different scenarios depicted within. Well worth the small admission fee.

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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 exhibit and for your wonderful review. Glad you noticed and appreciated our small admission fee. The details we have in our display always floors people and it is quite impressive the amount of little scenes we have been able to fit into our wonderful miniature fantasy world. We hope... More 

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