Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, Osoyoos

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#1 of 34 in Museums in Okanagan Valley
Explore the intricate details of the biggest model railroad in Canada at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, with over 2 km (1.25 mi) of train tracks. Styled on European towns, the model includes over 1,800 houses and more than 18,000 hand-painted human figures. Keep an eye out for interactive displays and admire the detailed landscapes and scenes. See if you can spot the bungee jumper, the monkeys at the zoo, or the girl on the high wire. Have a chat with the owners, who can provide insight into their creation or point you to one of its humorous displays. Plan your visit to Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Osoyoos vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I had no idea what to expect! Such a cool place and so much to see. My daughter loved it, as did I. Hidden gem in Osoyoos.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We went on a very hot day and really enjoyed a couple of hours there. We found the exhibit charming and the more you looked, the more you found. Highly recommend this for all ages.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Really worth a visit. Super cool with kids. The details are amazing. It's a mus if you have kids or if you like miniatures.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    If it's the sort of thing you like, you will love this. There are so many hidden dioramas and subtle jokes among the miniatures! Be aware that this not just a pile of model trains going around in circles. We took our two kids - aged 11 and 25 and they were still looking at things 90 minutes later. If you come to Osoyoos, don't miss this!
  • May 19, 2017
    Well Worth the Time and Investment. Fun and so Unique to the the World Class and Large Model railways and European flavour town cites and country side.
  • June 4, 2017
    Was absolutely amazing! Fun for whole family. Intricate, fun and worth the trip.
  • June 5, 2017
    Always a great place to visit when you're in Osoyoos! World class miniature railways with a very reasonable admission price.
  • April 12, 2017
    We spent over 2 hours there enjoying every minute. First time there and will definitely return next time we are in Osoyoos.

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Privately run hotels, beach resorts, inns, and motels make up the majority of accommodations available in Osoyoos. The most desirable of these sit between the town's two lakes, offering panoramic views and easy access to beaches on either shore. If you want to immerse yourself in the scenery away from the town itself, head northwest up Route 97 Highway--there you'll find a selection of bed and breakfasts, perched on the hill overlooking Osoyoos Lake.
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