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Williams, Arizona

The Grand Canyon Train, Williams, Arizona

Once a rough and tough wild west town. Gunslingers, bawdy brothels, saloons, opium dens,and gambling houses. Williams, Arizona is still a quaint historic western town with many of its historical building still occupied by bars and art galleries. It is a blend of authentic western lore and modern accommodations. Historic downtown is a great place to explore with its commercial buildings dating to the 19th century. It was once a famous stop on nostalgic Route 66 and many of its annual events and festivals still celebrate those years gone by.

And plenty of celebrations there are. Its Memorial Day Parade celebrates the arrival of spring. During the summer "gunslinging cowboys" perform nightly on Route 66. The annual "August Cool Country Cruise-In" showcases vintage and classic cars. Labor Day events include a parade, barrel races and roping competitions. There is something going on just about all the time in Williams. This is a walking town with a wide variety of roadside diners, art galleries, bar and grills and all-around good eateries.

Best known as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. Williams AZ is only about 60 miles from the Grand Canyon South Rim. As the most active hub for tourists that plan to explore the beauty of the Canyon, Williams AZ features a wide selection of Williams hotels, motels, RV Parks and bed and breakfast inns. It is located only about 35 miles west of Flagstaff and a short 65 mile drive to Sedona, Arizona.

Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, Arizona

Home to the famous Grand Canyon Railway. Almost 200,000 tourists a year take the scenic train ride to the Grand Canyon. It's fun way to to enjoy the Grand Canyon experience without fighting the heavy traffic congestion. Trains depart daily with varying seasonal schedules and guests are entertained with cowboy gunfights daily. The Railway features its own hotel and adjacent RV Park. See the Grand Canyon Railway website for more information.

The landscape flavor of Williams, Arizona. Williams is high elevation mountain country at a 6,800 foot elevation. Cool summer temperatures are perfect for hiking in the surrounding pine forests, fishing its small lakes, and golfing its public golf course. Enjoy its 19th century architecture and historical Victorian homes along quaint tree-lined streets. Combined of its old west and historic Route 66 roots, Williams is a throwback to years gone by. Read more about Williams, Arizona.

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