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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

11611 115th St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
+1 250-495-6842
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Miniature world

Tremendous attention to detail with so many aspects of life incorporated into a model train... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Moira194
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Abbotsford, Canada
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This should be #1 on your list of things to do here

I was trying to tell my brother about this place and found that I don't know enough positive words... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Doug M
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Red Deer, Canada
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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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“all ages” (48 reviews)
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11611 115th St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tremendous attention to detail with so many aspects of life incorporated into a model train display. Sporting events, circus, zoo, funerals, robbery heists and hippies running naked through sunflowers. So much to look at. It would take a few visits to take it all in....More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded today

We thank you very much for visiting our model railroad and a wonderful review. You name it, and we think we have it all in our display as we try to incorporate every aspect of everyday life and I can see you found a good...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was trying to tell my brother about this place and found that I don't know enough positive words for an adequate description. Both myself and my wife were thoroughly amazed at the size and complexity of this display. There was no part of daily...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded today

We hear that a lot from people, how hard it is to explain, what our model railroad place is all about, because it is so much more than trains. It is so much fun for my daughter and I to dream up all the everyday...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent work on this Mode Railroad layout. Planed into detail and some very amusing scenarios. Spent 1 1/2 hours with 2 kids, 10 and 6 years old and we found it very entertaining. The owner is right there with the visitors and points out various...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded today

We thank you very much for visiting our model railroad display and I am so glad you and your kids had such a good time here and so some amusing scenario's. Fun, fun and more fun is what we are all about! We hope to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a remarkable model railroad and a major attraction in our area. The attention to detail, the craftsmanship and the creative design means one has to have at least an hour to even come close to taking it all in. Poul and his family...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting our model railroad and for your high recommendation. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Based in a warehouse, this model railway is way beyond the dreams of other railway modellers. Forget the model trains, they are incidental to the numerous wonderful scenes which are so full of life and activity. Virtually every type of scenery is depicted, each one...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded today

WOW, we were the highlight of your whole trip to Canada? Amazing to hear and so wonderful your are sharing your impressions with others through this fantastic review. We honestly try to put as much humour into our display as we can, as there is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did you ever watch the TV show called Tracks Ahead? Spencer Christian visited some pretty nice model railroads but this has to be one for the top of the list! This fantastic model railroad is all Marklin and it’s outstanding. This is a place that...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We thank you very much a wonderful review of our model railroad display and for visiting us. The geographical regions you mentioned are all free fantasy and our interpretation of how we see them. For instance we have a very small slice of Nyhavn, Copenhagen,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there with an organized group otherwise may have not chosen to visit. This is truly a work of art for kids of all ages. The owners obviously have a true passion for preserving their trains and creating a miniature German wonderland. While the...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You really captured the essence of what our model railroad attraction is all about and we thank you very much for a wonderful review and for visiting. It is all free fantasy based on our interpretation of somewhere in Europe and we have a lot...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Osoyoos this is a must visit, family owned and operated this fully functional model railroad is world class. This display was designed, built and maintained by family members. If you enjoy railroads this will amaze you!

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We thank you very much for visiting our model railroad display. You really don't have to love trains to get enjoyment out of our whimsical and funny scenes from everyday life created in our fantasy miniature world. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every visitor, young or old, will be amazed at the detail and hugeness of this display. This destnation is a must!

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our model railroad display and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful afternoon here. The model trains are absolutely fantastic and the layouts are INCREDIBLE ! Paol, the owner, is a fascinating man and great to talk to. He has spent most of his life making this model and it shows ! The place...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting our model railroad and I am so glad you had such a good time here. You are right my husband is an amazing guy and I am so lucky to have him in my life. We are located in...More

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