Called the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon," Williams, AZ is only 60 miles from the amazing landmark, making it a popular destination for travelers of all ages. You will get to take a relaxing train ride, see wildlife up close and experience the Old West. Located in the heart of the Kaibab National Forest and full of natural beauty and history, this city is the perfect destination for your next trip.
All of the following attractions are close to hotels in Williams, Arizona:
The historic Grand Canyon Railway has been running since 1901, and it is still going strong. View some beautiful Arizona and canyon scenery on this 65-mile ride. A guide in each car will answer your questions and relate fun facts about Arizona during your trip.
Bearizona Wildlife Park takes you on an outdoor adventure with a winding walking path. Later, you can drive through the park and see dozens of wild animals including big horn sheep, Arctic wolves, bison, American burros and black bears.
For golf enthusiasts, there is no place better than the Elephant Rocks at Williams. Play a round or two with a beautiful scenic backdrop, and then grab a bite to eat at the clubhouse afterwards.
Next, stop at the nearby Williams Depot to learn about more railroad history and relax at the ice cream parlor. The gift shop has some great souvenirs to take home, and you can even watch an old Wild West show.
The Planes of Fame Air Museum, open daily except for a few holidays, houses old airplanes and historical memorabilia. Here you will find dozens of war birds and classic aircraft, including General Douglas MacArthur's private airplane.
End your trip with a few hours at the Wild West Junction for a true taste of the Old West. You will feel like you are on a movie set as you watch a historical reenactment and grab a refreshing drink at the Iron Horse Saloon.
To find a place to rest and relax, book a hotel room in Williams, Arizona. You and your family will enjoy the hospitality and amenities of Choice Hotels during your stay
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