Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, Osoyoos

4.9
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
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. Before you head to Osoyoos, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Osoyoos trip itinerary builder tool, to make sure you see all that Osoyoos has to offer, including Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad.
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  • Once you come in, you can appreciate the works that go into this place. They also keep adding and changing them. If you have a chance, ask them about the control system they have for all those...  more »
  • Very nice place, the display is amazing, so much to see, something for everyone to enjoy, a must see.  more »
  • My husband and I came in out of curiosity, not really knowing what to expect. We were AMAZED by the beautiful display. Could have spent the whole day looking at every detail, everything is so...  more »
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  • Well worth the entry fee. So much detail you could spend all day in here checking things out, they even turn the lights out and you get to see everything lit up!! I have been here twice now and both times I have loved it. Brought the family this time and everyone was really impressed. Thank you for all the passion and love that went into this.
  • Pretty neat place! The family who owns it is very talented. I couldn't believe what I saw. There's so much detail and care put into every display, I definitely suggest checking it out if you're ever around. Also, wait until like lights turn off, making it "night time", it creates a whole new perspective on the miniatures!
  • Super cool model railroad on steroids, lots of neat little vignettes scattered all over the place which are really fun to discover as you look around. Nice way to spend some time out of the heat! Interesting for kids and adults alike.
  • None of us are particularly model train enthusiasts. Yet still a must see for anybody visiting Osoyous. The details that have been put into the scenes is incredible. We spent about an hour exploring more or less on our own yet when we talked about it together over dinner later we all saw something the others hadn't.
  • Was just as good the second time! Came through with my kid on our way out of Osoyoos. It was something I'd wanted her to see for a while because it's so easy to get lost in all the little details. They family has done an astounding amount of work in designing, building and maintaining the model. Over 40 trains running across a wide variety of landscapes and scenes. Highly recommended.

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