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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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Stockton On Tees
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We took the train to the Grand Canyon and it was a great experience although we were very disappointed that it was pulled by the diesel and not the steam train which only runs once a week. On board entertainment is great and surprising at times

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Bolton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent way of arriving at the Grand Canyon south rim. Takes about 2hrs each way which can be a bit boring as the countryside has little feature, unless like me you like trains !

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We purchased the package that included the train ride, 1 night at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, 1 night at a South Rim hotel and a motor coach tour to 2 of the popular vantage points. We upgraded to the air conditioned car with the snacks and it was well worth it. Our car had an observation dome and we... More

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Brisbane, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you love trains you will love this. Check the website for the monthly steam train ride. Consider going pullman class as the windows open. The Dome car is good for observation, but really, the pullman is much cheaper and just as good. They have entertainment on board and give you good commentary. Take a jacket. The whether is variable... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were quite pleased with the vintage train to the Grand Canyon. The car staff was quite friendly and knowledgeable. The 2.5 hour ride went by quickly and the views of the scenery are unique.

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Peoria, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I just returned from this experience and want to share it with everybody. There are several versions of this experience so you need to go online at the Grand Canyon Railway to find the one that is best for you. The one my friend and I took found us driving up to Williams AZ from Phoenix and checking into the... More

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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We took the AAA trip to Williams and the Grand Canyon and it was worth every penny. The baggage handling was amazing as we found our luggage in our assigned rooms as promised each time during our three day adventure. The hotel at Williams and at the Canyon were very nice and appealing. The food was excellent and service was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is the way to go if this is your first trip to the Grand Canyon. If you want to stay at a canyon hotel they deliver your luggage to the hotel. Otherwise, do this one day and drive the next.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I thought it was a little pricey for the value. I don't think it was worth the upcharge for the Observation Dome.

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AZ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We did this trip when my twins were 4 and 5 (2010 & 11). We also went with several other families which was a highlight for the parents while the kids were entertained by staff. We did the overnight package (though I'd have rather had breakfast elsewhere, it was below average) Pros = Charming hotel, beautiful train, cute bell gift,... More

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