We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Canyon Railway

233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard, Williams, AZ 86046
800-843-8724
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Williams
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

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.
Write a Review

1,264 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    765
    314
    107
    51
    27
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Alexandria, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I booked this as a surprise for my husband because he loves trains. I got the observation cars because I thought he would love that. It was a great experience, and the car was lush, but honestly there was not a lot to see except green on the way up. The perk was that there were no children allowed in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sacramento, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The train was fun for all ages ! My boyfriend and I had a blast sitting on the train watching the performers and getting snacks and drinks from the cafe car. The attendant in our car was super friendly and talked with everyone. It was a great way to day visit the park.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We travelled on the GCR in August 2014. Unfortunately we did not get to travel with the steam engine but it was a fun experience non-the-less. Do not expect to view the canyon from the train as this excursion takes you TO the Grand Canyon. We travelled coach in a child free car and had a great time. Amber Rose... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Liked: Very unique experience! My family enjoyed it! The train ride and service were excellent and very entertaining. We never got bored! You got to try it! Dislike: None

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic way to see that Grand Canyon. The train ride was ace. We were in Pullman class seats and they were very comfortable and good value. The staff were really friendly and service was excellent. The cafe car was disappointing and very over priced, take your own stuff. When you get to the canyon be sure to take... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Pasadena
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
35 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It's a romantic idea, and the first half hour is picturesque enough to sustain you. But then it just keeps chugging along at a speed that seems weirdly out of sync with the terrain and the area. At times you will swear that you could run faster than this train is moving. The trip is altogether too long and too... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
48 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We expected more than just fields and trees, so were disappointed that was all to see except for Avery brief glimpse of the canyon. They put on entertainment ogress the tedium of the trip, but the entertainment was irritating and intrusive. Not the most enjoyable train trip I have taken

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Fallon, Nevada, Usa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The train ride is great! The staff does a tremendous effort at keeping everybody occupied both riding up to the Grand Canyon and returning to Williams. However, it is an all day excursion so if you are planning to tour the Grand Canyon, this is not the venue, unless you have made reservations to stay on the South Rim somewhere.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Villages, Florida
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Here we are on the tail end of a drive from Florida to Alaska and back via the western USA. Months ago we read about The Train and decided it was one of the activities we "had" to do on our Great Road Trip. Booked what was called the Canyon Explorer 2 Night in the First Class train car. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great trip. We visited our son at ASU and wanted to see the Grand Canyon. That makes for a long day trip or even a long 2 day trip if you're driving. We opted to drive to Sedona, then to Williams to stay the night and then took the train to the GC. The coach class trip is more than... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Grand Canyon Railway also viewed

 

Been to Grand Canyon Railway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Grand Canyon Railway, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing