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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 21 attractions in Williams
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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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Fremont, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The ride was relaxing but also entertaining. Performers on the different cars as well as a dining car entertained those who could not entertain themselves during the ride. The "robbery" on the return trip was a real treat especially for the kids. If you have not been to the canyon/national park before, an overnight is a must as you cannot... More

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great train journey from Williams to Grand Canyon. Traveled up Coach Class came back 1st class which was well worth the extra cost to have the added luxury after a tiring but wonderful day at the Canyon. Robbers attack the train on the way back and delight the children - young & old - but don't worry the Marshall is... More

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Williams, AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

W'e've been at the Grand Canyon National Park several times with friends and relatives, and we still could'nt have enough of it! It's so breathtaking! We keep on revisiting the park on different seasons, it gives you different perspective of the canyon no matter what time and day you go. We highly recommend for all the travellers who want to... More

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Natural Bridge, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I booked a stay in the Rv park just to ride to the canyon on the train...not disappointed at all...it was a wonderful trip up and I arranged a night stay at the canyon and came back on train the next day. All arranged through the same company that owns and runs the train, hotel, Rv park and pet kennel.... More

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Los Angeles
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178 reviews 178 reviews
74 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We took the train up to the canyon after talking with friends who had done so and some who had driven up and hassled with parking issues. The train was quite fun. There is nothing much to see out of the window (though we did see a couple of critters), but the staff more than makes up for the lack... More

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U S A
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145 reviews 145 reviews
56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Took our 12 year old a few years ago and had a wonderful time! Made so many memories and saw such beautiful scenery! We will be back.

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Laguna Hills, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was my second trip on the railway. The first time was in the early years when they served coke in a souvenir bottle. Second time around was with my kids, 3 and 5. The kids enjoyed the trip and I enjoyed the historical information from the tour guide. This trip we saw an abundance of animals, deer, elk, wild... More

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Launceston, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We chose to do the train trip to the South Rim of the grand Canyon and take the train, we went coach class and were disappointed. There were so many loud noisy children in our carriage, the cabin person talked non stop for the whole journey there and back, which we found quite irritating. The pre train Western show was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Though we did not take the train to enter GCNP, we did stop for a buffet lunch as part of our tour package. We had a little time to see some exhibits and it was clear to me that taking a train into the National park would be magical. Have to plan that on our next trip here.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The train experience was like I remember as a child. The cars were clean and nice, the in-car hostess was fantastic! Her name was Dani and I hope you have the good fortune of getting her. There were four of us and the train was the best part of our trip.

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