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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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Great model train display

Highly recommend to visit this place if your around the area especially when it’s yucky outside... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jrestar
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Airdrie, Canada
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Unreal detail

Took a break from the heat to explore the model railroad exhibit. Incredible detail, several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mike b
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Surrey, 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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11611 115th St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V5, Canada
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+1 250-495-6842
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend to visit this place if your around the area especially when it’s yucky outside. The admission is decent for 2 adults and 1 child is around $20. Very intricate details. The builder also turns of the light and you can see the whole...More

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

Glad to hear your son loved our place. We thank you for visiting us at our model railroad display and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a break from the heat to explore the model railroad exhibit. Incredible detail, several stories within the displays going on throughout the floor. We spent over an hour and could come back again and again. Air conditioning was a plus. Not just a hobby...More

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

I guess you can characterize our model railroad exhibit as a hobby gone wild, since my husband has been collecting trains for more than 50 years and now he is showing it off to the world, what it can lead to! You obviously had a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is intriguing and amazing... not like anything we have seen before. The railway and scenes are fascinating and enchanting for people of all ages. The admission prices are reasonable, and there is a nice selection of souvenirs. Not appropriate for kids under 4...More

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

Thank you for you very high recommendation and for visiting us at our model railroad display and I am so glad you had such a good time here. We try very hard to keep our admission prices affordable and I am happy you noticed that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my two children, 5 and 7 to the railway and they couldn't get enough of it. Whilst the trains are part of the appeal and probably more for the grown ups than the kids, the attention to detail meant a story every step that...More

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

I am so pleased to hear you and your children had such a good time here and that you saw all the little stories within the big picture along the way. It obviously fueled your kid's imaginations and that's what we are all about as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This large HO gage train exhibit was on of the best have seen. Lots of amazing details to look at. You can walk through quickly or spend hours.

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

We thank you very much for visiting us at our model railroad and for your wonderful praise of the exhibit. Please come back again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The display was spectacular with 45 model trains in operation and displays of multiple scenes from many different countries where trains are an integral part of the scene. The intricate details of each scene was utterly amazing with very small figurines at work, chickens pecking...More

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

Your review of our model railroad is right on the money and very much appreciated. Although some of the trains might get lost in the tunnels and hidden spirals inside the mountains if you try to follow them we actually have 45 trains running as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Train Museum and I was a bit sceptical before we arrived about how enjoyable this would be. It was a perfect activity and great to do on a rainy afternoon. We had two babies, two toddlers, and 4 adults. The toddlers loved...More

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

I am so happy to hear that your skepticism didn't deter you from visiting us and that you all had a wonderful experience seeing our model railroad display. It is always amazing how small kids (and even big kids) can get such joy out of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a day where you just want to be out of the sun for abit, this is the place to take the kids. It is so fun, can enjoy for a long while.

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

Come rain or shine we are the place to visit and we thank you very much for coming to our model railroad and I am so glad you and your family had such a good time here. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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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