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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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In honour of my train loving Uncle

My Uncle, the train nut, recently passed away and when I saw this place in Osoyoos, I just had to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karolyn W
via mobile
Probably my favorite attraction we went to our whole trip!

Me and my husband explored tones of the valley while on our 2nd anniversary trip. This would be one... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CJ K
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Calgary, 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” (47 reviews)
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11611 115th St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My Uncle, the train nut, recently passed away and when I saw this place in Osoyoos, I just had to go in. Both my husband and I throughly enjoyed ourselves and would go again if we are in the neighbourhood because there is soooo much...More

Thank Karolyn W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Me and my husband explored tones of the valley while on our 2nd anniversary trip. This would be one of my favourite attractions, if not my most favourite of the whole week! Just amazing the work those couples have done! I could have spent all...More

Thank CJ K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This has to be the most impressive train layout in the world. A true inspiration and dedication to a hobby. The detail is inspiring and after 2 hours I had not amen it sll in .i was visiting from the UK and this was the...More

Thank keithkatrin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding and incredible , the layout and reality of the scenery and trains will leave you dumbfounded at the artistry and designs. So much work put into lt. so much to see. Highly recommend to check it out.More

Thank Tony S
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sure sounds like you had a really good time visiting us at our model railroad display. We don't consider what we do work - we are still just playing and having fun creating our wonderfully whimsical miniature fantasy world. Thanks for your high recommendation and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my five nieces and nephews for a visit recently. They had a great time showing each other their favourite scenes and exclaiming over the detail. The night-time version gives a whole new experience.More

Thank desertwillows
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It sounds like you all had a really good time visiting us at our model railroad display and we thank you for coming as well as sharing your experience. There is only have one word for the nighttime wonder - Magical. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing display of a world in miniature! True passion and dedication is evident as one slowly strolls through the display. European villages clinging to mountains with trains and planes and vehicles buzzing around is presented so realistically. Every small detail is captured, including...More

Thank Joan V
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for visiting us at our model railroad attraction. I can see you discovered our most talked about feature, the nude beach. As you described it is European based, although the whole display is solely based on free fantasy and between my daughter's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local I have seen advertisements but they never created a spark until on the 'BC VQA Wine Info Center' website they showed a video of it on an episode of the 'Amazing Race'. Grandma, son and his daughter enjoyed 2 hours of exploring...More

Thank OKanaganOyster
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Being a local I am glad that our location in the Industrial Park in a big yellow warehouse didn't deter you from visiting our indoor model railroad attraction. It is really nice to hear you had a couple of fun hours seeing some of all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go through the display once and then again and again and each time you will see more details in the display. There are some places that you are encouraged to push a button and see what happens. A great sense of humour went...More

Thank louis622
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting us at our model railroad place. It is always gratifying to hear when people stay a long time as it always means they are having a good time and discovering some of all the many, many details in all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hundreds of structures, thousands of figures, it is a lot to take in. The model railroad has dozens and dozens of scenes with lots of funny little details my son enjoyed pointing out. He is 9 and tall enough to see everything. I would caution...More

1  Thank Jeanjavert
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Very impressive that your son could be your tour guide and probably a lot of fun for you as well as kids very often have a very unique perspective and see different things than an adult do. We do not have any steps or stools...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to this place was on my daughter's bucket list because she had seen it featured in the Amazing Race Canada (she's a big fan!). So we reluctantly went not very sure of what to expect. What a pleasant surprise! The place was so...More

Thank Rita C
UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so glad to hear that our son-in-law Joe toke really good care of you and showed you such a great time here and that your daughters had so much fun looking for things and details he knows about. As you discovered there is...More

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