Grand Canyon Railway, Route 66, and Bearizona, oh, my!
Find ’em all in Williams Arizona
Williams Arizona may only boast a population of little more than 3,000 residents. But what it lacks in people it makes up for in personality. Whether Williams is your final destination or you are just passing through, check out these must see sites in the town itself. Santa Monica to the West and the Grand Canyon to the North can wait for another day; they’ve been around for a while…and they’re not going anywhere.
Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel
Williams home to the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel. The Grand Canyon Railway is not only a great way to beat the crowds trying to drive through the park entrance, but it is also an attraction in and of itself. With 6 ticket types to choose from, you are sure to find the experience that is right for your travelers. Prices start at $67 for adults and $32 for kids. Most importantly, kids under 2 ride free.
Pete’s Route 66 Gas Station Museum
Let Pete’s take you back to the nostalgia of yesteryear with a considerable collection of vintage Route 66 paraphernalia. A quick stop at this restored gas station is exactly what you need to Insta-document this day on your Route 66 road trip. The gas pumps and Ford with white-walled tires will make you wonder if you stepped back in time.
Just on the outskirts of town you will find an animal sanctuary capable of satisfying all your creature needs. Bearizona boasts 160 acres in the Kaibab National Forest. The 3-mile driving tour allows visitors to see many of North America’s amazing animals in natural habitats. In addition, visitors can also stretch their legs while they wander on foot through the 20-acre ‘zoo’ type environment as well. Parks hours run from 9am – 5:30pm. But be aware, the last car admitted happens at 4pm.