Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, Osoyoos

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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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 Osoyo...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • If you have children, or you are young at heart, or better yet, both... Come check out the spectacular space that is full of thoughtful design and artistic and engineering skill to build! We were wowed and entertained for a good length of time. Surprised by a special view near the end of the tour and then picked up a toy in the gift shop. If you make your way into the interior, I recommend you pay them a visit!
  • This place is amazing. 3/4 kids loved it too. We had a blast looking at all the sceneries and we're very impressed. Definitely worth it.
  • This place is amazing! Any age will enjoy it from young children to seniors. We had driven past it so many times and never stopped until our friends told us to go see it. The trains are only 1 part of the display. The numerous handpainted villages, people and scenes are stunning. There is so much to take in. Thank you for sharing this labour of love with the public. We will certainly return again!
  • 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!
  • Just incredible. I am not even into models and I will go back if I am in the area again.

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Where to stay in Osoyoos

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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