Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, Osoyoos

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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  • 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...  more »
  • So much attention to detail in this model railroad. Not really my thing but so glad we decided to check it out.  more »
  • 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.....  more »
  • 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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