Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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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 20000 + 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 entrance into the Buena Vista Industrial Park onto 115th Street. Look for the yellow warehouse with the big signs out front.
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Aleatha Z
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Aug. 2021
I spent the most enjoyable 1-3/4 hours going through this display, with my jaw dropping and the adjectives coming out of my mouth. Spectular, amazing, fantastic, I can’t believe that! Etc. There is so much to take in all at once. I am truly sorry that I had not come before. It is easy to see how much love and hard work has gone in to this display. There are so many different scenarios, ski hill, army camp, coal mining, helicopters, circus, equestrian, zoo, farms, towns, cities, churches, lumber mill a d so so much more. The detail is just out of this world. It is to be seen to be believed. If you have not had the pleasure and can come, please to do before September 7, 2021 when it will be closed for good. A most remarkable experience.
Written August 29, 2021
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Jason H
Kelowna, Canada150 contributions
Aug. 2021
My one son and I have seen it before but my wife and other son never have. They wanted to see it at least once for themselves. Still as good of an experience as it was when we were last here about 3 years ago (pre-Covid).

My only complaint has nothing to do with the facility, but rather with some of the patrons not respecting social distancing. The owners were doing their best to get groups through consistently.

A big thanks from myself and my family for the memories and the experience. Enjoy your retirement!
Written August 27, 2021
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Alan C
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions
Jun. 2021
A model train display with 40 trains running in a display of 2000 miniature homes amid mountains with trains running over bridges.
Written June 24, 2021
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We thank you for your visit and your high recommention. Lots of love has gone into our place and we think it shows. Hope to see you again.
Written July 23, 2021
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Wilson L
Vancouver, Canada3,786 contributions
Jun. 2021
This is a must visit spot in Osoyoos. The model railroad here is amazing, definitely did not expect to be blown away at how nice this place is! I highly recommend anyone to check out this lovely spot.
Written June 6, 2021
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Thanks for your high recommendation and for visiting us at our model train exhibit. We hope you come gain.
Written July 23, 2021
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Al
6 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
The facility was run by a cute couple and the model train set was amazing, the size and the thought put into every little detail is impressive. Even if you don’t like trains I recommend a visit for the 9 dollar admission.
Written May 31, 2021
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Thank you so much for visiting us at our model railroad display. I am very glad you had such a wonderful time going through the exhibit. We hope to see you again.
Written July 23, 2021
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sawchukann
4 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Very detailed train display expect to spend some time checking out all the variety and seeing all the diffent things 😀
Written May 2, 2021
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Thank you very much for visiting us at our model railroad exhibit. I am very happy to hear you had such a great time here. We hope to see you again soon.
Written May 10, 2021
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Razatravel
Vancouver, Canada55 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Family
This is situated just outside town in industrial area. Ample parking and easy access. I believe adult tick is about $9 and kids around $5. When you walk in it showcase the town's, plaza, home, cars, restaurants and oh yes rails. It's behind the glass but the glass was clean and it was mesmerizing. You can see the hard work and variety of real life scenarios. You can about 20 mins to 1 hour depending on your curiosity. The main lights are switched off after a while and in the dark you see the light work in models e.g. lit rail stations or houses. Look out for try me buttons that move something in the models. Kids will love it. Cable car model was the first and my favourite one.
Written March 28, 2021
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Thank you very much for visiting us at our model railroad display and for your great review. You captured lot of the thing you will be able to see, when you visit us. The dimming of the light is a favorit among many things as well as the try me buttons. We hope to see you again.
Written April 6, 2021
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Love the beach
SICAMOUS98 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
So much attention to detail in this model railroad. Not really my thing but so glad we decided to check it out.
Written March 23, 2021
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Thank you very much for visiting us at our model railroad display. I am really glad you enjoyed your visit even though it was not your thing. There are so many things to check out - be it the trains, the landscaping, the cars and trucks, the little people or the many little scenes. We hope to see you again.
Written March 26, 2021
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Ed N
Delta, Canada1,834 contributions
Mar. 2021
My wife and I just loved the level of attention and detail put into this attraction. If you really one for detail, you could spend hours here picking out everything. The 40 or model trains running through the entire display made it so special. How can you give this attraction anything less than a 5 stars??? Highly recommended.
Written March 17, 2021
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I am so happy you had such a good time visiting us and for you high recommendation of our place. All the trains running through every facet of everyday life make all the difference and make the display come alive. Please come back again and visit us soon.
Written March 19, 2021
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Greg
Kelowna, Canada147 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Couples
Hi. Stopped in here for a model train tour. Up to 45 model trains going thru many different scenes thru out the building. Four different people working on this huge model over 20 years. Stop in and check it out when in Osoyoos BC. Only $9.00 for adults. Highly recommend this tourist attraction. Nice souvenir shop when you enter. Train models are up the stairs. Lots of room to social distance. Cheers Greg
Written February 26, 2021
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Thank you very much for your high recommendation and for visiting us at our model railroad exhibit and souvenir shop. Yes, our prices are very affordable and we like to keep it that way. Lots and lots to see and be amazed over. Glad you mentioned the room for social distancing. We hope to see you again soon.
Written March 19, 2021
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