Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, Osoyoos

(4.9/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Since the weather in February doesn't allow to spend much time outside at the lake, we came across this very interesting place. It is definitely worth visiting and giving yourself enough time to enjoy...  more »
  • Truth be told, I was hesitant to spend time here when I could be at the glorious beaches in Osoyoos! However I was really surprised with the extent of this place and found the attention to details ver...  more »
  • A must see. A hidden treasure that's for sure. It's always changing and you always see something that you missed before. A masterpiece and a must see while in Osoyoos.  more »
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  • This is a small, but very well constructed model train museum. Admission fee is $8 at the time of posting this. It will take about 30-45 minutes to go through the whole museum, maybe even more if you are looking at every single detail. You also get the opportunity to talk to the controller, who makes sure that all the models/trains are working properly, and ask him questions. If you like trains, I would recommend this to anyone who is passing by.
  • A truly unique and interesting place to spend a few hours, whether you are a train enthusiast or not. The work that has gone into creating all these displays is nothing short of incredible! So realistic, with each scene (and there are many!) displaying different activities, with at least 40 trains running through it all. Bridges, tunnels, houses, factories, playgrounds, an airport, snow-covered mountain (complete with miniature skiers and a ski lift!), a forest fire, mini "accidents" on adjacent roads, -- all so very tiny yet "real". So awe-inspiring to realize that this huge model railroad display was imagined, then created! A must-see while in the Osoyoos area.
  • WOW, this place is a real gem! We took the family from Holland here as we figured the little ones would enjoy it, but the adults had as much fun as the kids! So much detail and care put in to this work of art, you could look for hours and still see new things you missed the first time around. This is a must see attraction when passing though Osoyoos
  • Amazing levels of detail and dedications. Lots to see if you put in the time. My 3 year old didn't want to leave.
  • A well maintained place with lots of interesting exhibitions. Worth visiting.