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Williams Depot

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Address: , Williams, AZ
Phone Number: 18008438724
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Activities: Group tours/train
Description: This train station, built in 1908, is the boarding point of the Grand...
This train station, built in 1908, is the boarding point of the Grand Canyon Railway.
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Something for everyone at Williams Depot

Nothing could be greater than waiting for your anticipated train ride in and around a depot that has retained its' old world charm, and added modern creature comforts. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Princeton, Texas
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Princeton, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nothing could be greater than waiting for your anticipated train ride in and around a depot that has retained its' old world charm, and added modern creature comforts. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Williams Depot -speaking with a Conductor or train assistant, watching the train pull in, and for any age, there are lots toys and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Your train ride wouldn't be authentic unless you are waiting at an old depot to board. In Williams there is just that! A beautiful old depot complete with old wagons with merchandise and live cowboys in western garb! A walk through the depot takes you back to the old west times when your bags were packed and your destination was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

it was a blast watching my great grandson(two years old) looking at the train come and go. took some pictures of him and my grandson sitting on the train. beautiful train. it fun just to sit and watch the train. a must see especially if you have little one's.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The depot has a great gift shop and is full of history. There was a Polar Express coach car and an Ex-Spokane Portland and Seattle Steam Locomotive on display outside the depot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

In my opinion this is the best way to travel to the Grand Canyon. My second time to the Canyon, 1st time was on a bus trip from Vegas, wish I had known about this the first time. Traffic and parking can be an issue, so take the train and enjoy the ride.

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Tehachapi, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the ticket counter for the Grand Canyon Railroad, and includes a large gift shop and museum area in the historic Harvey House now operating as Xanterra Resort.

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Calhoun, GA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We started our visit to the Grand Canyon by staying at the The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. While there we visited the depot . If you like trains this is the place to come see them. They also have a nice place to eat meals next to the depot. The staff was very friendly. If you are looking to buy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were looking for a place to stay that wasn't too far from the Grand Canyon. We had a great time and there is plenty to keep you busy when you're not at the Grand Canyon.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Service was good, but there should be a separate ticket window for travellers who have already purchased their tickets. Standing in the general line with others who need all info in order to select a package & seat preference, etc. took much time. I must say, however, that the staff seemed to be patient working with each person, which was... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Took The Train to Grand Canyon after driving from Vegas. Used one of the packages available that included Dinner and Breakfast at Hotel, night in Railway Hotel, train up and back, tour of rim and stay in hotel at rim. It worked very well and there is a lot of flexibility. The food was pretty decent, for a buffet style.... More 

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