The Grand Canyon

Whether you are from Japan, Germany, Canada, or anyplace else in the world, the Grand Canyon is a must see on your journey through Northern Arizona.

From Williams, after a short 59-mile drive north, the Grand Canyon will lie before your eyes. Once there, you’ll grasp why this 277 river miles long, one-mile deep, and up to 18 miles wide canyon is hailed as one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Though depicted by an array of artists, its richly hued scenic splendor is best captured by the naked eye.

President Theodore Roosevelt said of the Grand Canyon

“Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American should see.”


Route 66

Only in Williams, Arizona will you find a stretch of Route 66 with shopping, dining, lodging, and cowboy action- fun for the whole family. Route 66 is an experience, a feeling, a perception, a taste of sight & sound, and a mystery that can only be resolved by driving the pavement itself.

  • Rich history

  • Soda fountains

  • Neon lights

  • Classic cars

  • Family fun

Route 66 in Williams

Route 66 had great stretches of scenic open road that connected the small towns along the way. In those days of a more relaxed pace to life, the two main streets of Williams became east bound & west bound Route 66 and a new kind of hospitality began to grow. Diners, motor hotels, and shops featuring local souvenirs opened as travelers discovered Williams as a place to visit before the Grand Canyon and a great place to land after a visit to the Canyon.

66 Things to do on Route 66

66 Things to do in Williams, Arizona, home to the best preserved stretch of Route 66!


Outdoor Recreation in Williams

Williams has an abundance of outdoor recreational activities just waiting for you and your family to enjoy no matter what time of year you visit. Check out our list of fun outdoor things to do in Williams.

Outdoor adventurers will have trouble deciding between the numerous outdoor activities, from fishing and hiking to camping and horseback riding. And wildlife devotees will discover a whole new world as they traverse the roads and trails through Bearizona Wildlife Park.


Grand Canyon Railway

More than a century after its creation, the Grand Canyon Railway is delivering passengers to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim on a ride that blends adventure, history and culture. In addition to the historic train, the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel features 298 refurbished rooms, a saline pool and spa, the Grand Depot Cafe buffet restaurant, Spenser’s Pub, and two gift shops with unique train-themed merchandise. Vacation packages including hotel, train, meals and tours are available, and represent the best value for a one, two or three night visit to Williams and Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Railway

Other Attractions in Williams, Arizona

All-Star Grand Canyon Tours
2420 N. 3rd Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park
1500 E. Route 66
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Bright Angel Bicycles
10 South Entrance Road
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
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Canyon Dave Tours
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Elephant Rocks Golf Course
2200 Country Club Dr.
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Elk Ridge Ski Area
S. Perkinsville Road/Ski Run Road

Grand Canyon Custom Tours
5740 E. Eldorado, Flagstaff AZ
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Grand Canyon Deer Farm
6769 E. Deer Farm Road
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Grand Canyon Go-Karts
1000 Circle Pines Road
Williams, AZ 86046

Grand Canyon Railway
Grand Canyon Blvd.
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Marvelous Marv’s Grand Canyon Tour

Maverick Helicopters
Grand Canyon Airport
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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
3568 Airport Road
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
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Paragon Skydive
Grand Canyon Airpot
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Pink Jeep Tours
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Planes of Fame Air Museum
755 Mustang Way
Valle, AZ 86046
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Route 66 Zipline
200 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.
Williams, AZ 86046
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SteamPunk Ghost Tours
321 Route 66, Building A
Williams AZ 86046
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Wild West Junction
321 E. Route 66
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Williams Recreation Department
300 W. Railroad Avenue
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