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Williams Depot

Williams, AZ
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Ranked #6 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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Tucson, AZ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

very interesting to see this bldg. and how it has survived over all these years . there is much history from the town around this depot...

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Amarillo, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the information center for visitors in Williams. It represents the history of the area and aids in understanding the people who have settled there. Since Williams was and is a railroad town, this building is the perfect place to illustrate that. A nice stop. Clean restrooms.

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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This depot is very cute and has a nice gift shop. The one thing you need to know though, is there is no water sold there. Only water bottles that you can refill at the Grand Canyon. Good for recycling, but I was planning on buying water. Got my water bottle though!

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Normanton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We ate here because it was convenient as we waited for the train we are not big fans of the buffet that other travellers seem to like but it tasted real good and the coffee was good

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Kill devil hills
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Conveniently placed near the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, with handicap access. Gift shop has adequate choices for yourself or souveniers.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The restaurant is over-priced for the average quality. Avoid times when the train is departing or arriving. Gift store is also somewhat over-priced, as expected for a tourist venue. The train ride to the Grand Canyon, especially behind a steam locomotive, is great, if a little pricey, but worth the cost

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our second time riding the train. First time was17 years ago with kids. Now just my husband and I. The train ride was great! Stacy and Michala were wonderful. They were entertaining and very courteous. Now the bus tour was another story. The guide was exceptional but we were crammed into the buses like sardines. The lunch which... More

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california
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

we stayed at the hotel . got the train to the canyon, they are very helpful . the week that we were there 12 cars on the train up and 13 on the way back. seen a lot of Elk & Deer on the trip up and back

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Booked my tickets on line and had to pick them up at the train depot...what a nice find this was.Great gift shop,very clean,waiting area for train in and outside very nice and very efficiently run.We were ther on shoulder season(after scholl was back in) and there was no waiting for anything.Great time to be there for older couples I would... More

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I wouldn't have even noticed the building if I didn't need to go in to pick up our train tickets. The inside is pretty neat looking, and a gift shop is incorporated around the counter where you get the tickets. It certainly didn't seem to be anything iconic to me, and didn't tweak my interest as an original depot...

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