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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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Excellent tourist attraction

This unique family developed attraction is a testament to ingenuity and attention to detail. From... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
laureanreid
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Palm Springs, California
One of a kind experience

Came here with our family expecting a small but fun attraction. What we found was simply amazing. A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
W2219SVroberto
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Sun Peaks
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank W2219SVroberto
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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Must be seen to be truly appreciated! Could go here time after time and see something different each time.

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you very much for visiting us at our model railroad display and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This model railroad display is incredibly intricate and so mesmerizing. You can tell in the detail that the family is very dedicated to this art form and takes great care and an immense amount of time to maintain and improve upon the countless number of...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

I am so glad we could impress you with our model railroad display. You described very eloquently what people can expect when they visit us and we thank you very much for your great review and for coming to visit us. We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

A must see for the young and old if you are in Osoyoos. We were welcomed on this cold winter day by the owner/creator and he made sure that all the trains were running in whatever part of the display we were in. All members...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you very much for visiting us at our model railroad exhibit. I see you found our most popular beach and spotted its uniqueness! It is great to hear all of your family had a wonderful time and experience spotting different things. My husband is...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

It is fantastic and would be enjoyed by young and old. So much detail and thought was put in to the displays. I took picture after picture to show our grandson. He would be amazed at all of the trains, plus all of the other...More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review and for coming to visit us at our model train display. You captured beautifully what we have to offer here from our location, price, gift shop, your high recommendation to all the details you will see in...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We went twice in two weeks ; it’s the first thing my three year old talked about when he was woke up .More

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UllaPedersen, Owner at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us at our model railroad a couple of times within a very short period. It is so rewarding for us to hear about your son's love for our place and we thank you very much for sharing it with...More

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