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Grand Canyon Railway

233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard, Williams, AZ 86046
800-843-8724
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Williams
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic Drives
Activities: Group tours/train, Getting married
Description: Historic train that takes a 65-mile trip from Williams to the Grand Canyon and offers great views of the Arizona high country.
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Chino Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We live innorthern Arizona and are approximately 2 hours driving time from the Grand Canyon. We have friends who have never been to the canyon and we all decided to take the train from Williams, AZ, to the canyon. Regardless what some have said about a boring 2 hour ride north, I have to disagree.It's not about the ride, it's... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a good way to see the Grand Canyon. It seems a bit expensive but when you take into consideration the cost of gas, entry fee into the park and the hassle of finding limited parking at the park, as well as the lack of stress on the person that would be driving and trying to find parking, it... More

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Streetsboro, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We booked seats on the Grand Canyon Railway as a fun, relaxing way to experience the Grand Canyon. As long as you don't have grand expectations, I think you can have a nice time. There is a snack bar on the train, if you book the expensive seats food is included. We booked the cheap seats and got there at... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We booked a package deal that included one night stay at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, a train ride to the Canyon, a motorcoach tour there, a night at the Maswick Lodge, and a train ride back. Important to know: The train ride SLOW and not scenic at all (2+ hours to travel what takes an hour in the car).... More

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Philadelphia, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The train from Williams is the way to vist the Grand Canyon. On board entertainment. Friendly and funny staff. No car to worry about and keeps polution out of the park. I recommend it.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We've visited the canyon countless times, but never rode the rails from Williams, Az. The rail trip is rather long, and has been mentioned, the time at the south rim quite limited. Recommendations I would make: 1. Spend the extra $ to get the deluxe ride - gives you run of the train plus food and refreshments. This takes the... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Train is superb....don't miss it!!! And the cowboys and the entertainment on board is top notch....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We took the dome train up to the Grand Canyon and the first class train back. Having been on a dome train in Alaska I have to say that the dome view was nice, but the bottom of the car was more comfortable. We rode in the Kokopelli car and were pleased up and back with the service. Up in... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a trip that some will love, but we found the pace of travel slow, and the time window at Grand canyon itself quite short as a result. The booking experience was ok... however on arrival 2 days before to collect our ticket we were told they weren't available till the next day...(20 mile trip each way)....but worse... that... More

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Sunrise
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Amber Rose was the bomb. She really made the trip more enjoyable. Taking the train was a fun experience. The coach car was a good valve. Would not have paid extra for the dome cars.

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