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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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Went in without any expectations and came our blown away!

We were on fence about visiting this place as we had been to the Miniature World in Victoria, BC... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
drnpharm
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Vancouver, British Columbia
You'd never see it all in one visit

We've been to Miniature World in Victoria and many small train exhibits in other tourist traps... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel D
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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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11611 115th St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
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"attention to detail"
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"all ages"
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"hand painted"
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"amazing race"
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"nude beach"
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"miniature world"
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"amazing display"
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"square feet"
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"could spend hours"
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"rainy day"
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"train layout"
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"room lights"
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"mind boggling"
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"hard work"
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"per adult"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on fence about visiting this place as we had been to the Miniature World in Victoria, BC but decided to visit nonetheless. The building that houses the Desert Model looks like a warehouse and you have no idea what gem it's hiding inside...More

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

Your re-action to our warehouse building is quite common and it just proves the point that you really can't judge a book by it cover! I am so glad you decided to come and check us out and that you had such a good time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Miniature World in Victoria and many small train exhibits in other tourist traps. This place blows all those away. If your wondering why you should bother coming to see this - I'll give you the 'tourist' perspective. No spoilers - just here's...More

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

You are our #500 review on TripAdvisor and what a fabulous way to celebrate that milestone for us. Your interpretation of your visit to our model railroad display is just so fantastic and spot on, so thank you very much for that. We are indeed...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It's really cool and there's a lot to see. It's really cool when the lights go out and its like a hole different thing to see

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for visiting us at our model railroad display and for describing us as a cool place. When the lights dim you get transported into a whole different world as you see the display completely different. We hope yo see you again.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you are looking for a cool place to go with you and the kids. You must check out Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

We thank you for coming to visit us at our model railroad exhibit and for your review. Our place is for kids of all ages - young and old - and our oldest visitor was over 100 years! Please come visit us again.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

I was actually surprised at just how much stuff there is to look at! The first floor is a cute little gift-shop, and the second floor is where all the magic happens. You could easily spend an hour watching all of the different trains and...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

It is so nice to hear that we could surprise you with our model railroad display. I am so glad you got to experience all the magic happenings upstairs in the train room. The car system is a great hit especially with little kids following...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This unique family developed attraction is a testament to ingenuity and attention to detail. From the moment one walks in you are memorized by the feat of development. The staff are friendly, engaging and open to questions. There are stairs in to the display. I...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

We thank you for visiting us at our model railroad display and are very glad you were mesmerized during your visit here. Yes, we do have stairs up to the train room, but right next to them we also have an elevator, as I am...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Came here with our family expecting a small but fun attraction. What we found was simply amazing. A true labour of love. I don't think you can appreciate it all in one visit. A must see while in Osoyoos. We will be back.

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you very much for visiting us at our model railroad exhibit and I am so happy we could impress you. As you also discovered there is so much to see with lots and lots of little details. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I lived in Osoyoos for 24 years before I visited and would surely visit again. It is amazing, all the little pieces are made and painted by the owner. She is quite the artist.More

Thank Anne M
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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you very much for visiting us at our model train display and I am glad you finally came to see us. All the little people come unpainted from Germany and it is correct that I paint them all and to date I have painted...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

The location is a little ways from the Main Street in the industrial area, but worth the drive. The extensive and detailed settings for the trains are the best I have ever seen. An unexpected gem in a small town.

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

We thank you for visiting us at our model railroad and for considering us a gem. Yes, we are located in the Industrial Park, but it is only 5 minutes away from downtown, so not a very far drive. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The place is fascinating! There are so many little things to discover while walking around the rail model displays.

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

I am glad you had such a great time visiting us at our model railroad display. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again - rain or shine.

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