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Williams Depot

Williams, AZ
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Williams
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: This train station, built in 1908, is the boarding point of the Grand Canyon Railway.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

save the headache of driving to the Grand Canyon. The people are nice and so accommodating and answering every single question you have. you got to show your kids that this what is was like to travel in grandpa and grandma days. I hope this will be there for all to enjoy in the future. I heard there is a... More

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Blackfalds, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Though it still functions as a train depot for the train to Grand Canyon Village. It is a sovereign shop and touristy type of attraction. It is fun and a good place to wait for the train.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you ever go to Williams you have to go on the train just to say you rode across the arazona desert. The train also has a mock hold up with cowboys which is very enjoyable.

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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely little town and lovely shops and restaurants. I loved the little cowboy being shot show as the cowboys integrated with the audience and it was funny and entertaining and although loud it was really well done. Did not use the train on this occasion but its worth another visit....really different and unique. Loads of outside seats to sit on... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've taken the train on 2 separate occasions in the past but this trip was just so our son who loves all things trains could see the sights. We got there early so we could catch the wild west show. The show was cute but the cabot actors really went above and beyond before the show even started. One of... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Seats inside and outside to wait for the train, Helpful people at the ticket booth and gift shop. Very friendly. It was still very cold in May so I bought a nice wool hat to wear fo a reasonable price. Iwas impressed with the whole place. I had never ridden on a train before.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very clean, capacious home station for the Grand Canyon Railway. Large, dim, old-fashioned and expensive gift shop. Quite large, busy in-house restaurant with friendly but necessarily bustling service. Wild West Show in adjacent arena a big pre-railway ride tourist draw.

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Sunnyvale, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

They have very reasonalbly priced souveniers (sic?) and customer service is pleasant and helpful. They have items that are not always found in regular gift shops.

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stopped off here for an hour as part of a tour of the west coast! That's plenty of time to have a walk around, look in the gift shops and take lots of photos. The cowboy show is the main attraction and a good laugh. Get there early to get good seats!

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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521 reviews 521 reviews
148 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

best breakfast buffet in the US!! Fresh; plentiful; lots of variety and really good value.... Difficult to beat. The wild west show is very kitsch/corny but great fun... Then you get on the train!!

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