A small town nestled in the pine country of Arizona, Williams offers countless things to see and do. The train enthusiast can ride the Grand Canyon Railway through Arizona’s high country. Route 66 history buffs can explore more than six blocks of historic buildings and shops bursting with memorabilia. Arizona tourists can discover yet another reason to love the state. World travelers will find a charming resting place at the Gateway to the Grand Canyon®. 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. Travelers of all walks of life will find welcoming accommodations in the historic motor lodges that line Route 66 as well as the recently refurbished Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Restaurants offer myriad choices from the home-cooked to the deep-fried and showcase delicious Mexican, Italian and American fare.
Williams, Arizona is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays with your friends and family. Holiday events in Williams feature the annual tree lighting ceremony to the popular Polar Express. Drive through Bearizona at night to enjoy a holiday lights show.
The Grand Canyon Railway Polar Express is a Magical Family Adventure. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the magical story. Watch the joy on the children’s faces when the train arrives at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting!
Families heading to the north country this holiday season can experience the Bearizona adventure during the day where they will be able to tour the entire park and see all of the animals during normal operating hours, or opt to come in at night for Wild Wonderland, which is Bearizona’s version of zoo lights.
The Grand Canyon Railway in Williams offers daily trips to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon aboard vintage diesel powered trains and historic steam engines. Take the Grand Canyon Railway, and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. All aboard!
The drive through Bearizona Wildlife Park can be done by car or by tour bus and offers an up close and personal look at some of the country’s wildest animals. So wild, drivers are asked to keep their windows up and doors locked during some of the drive.