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Address: Williams, AZ
Phone Number: 18008438724
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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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Polar Express

It's definitely a trip my grandson will remember.! Having chocolate cookies and hot chocolate all the kids were in heaven!! The best of the whole trip was the look on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
tink-1954
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Arizona City, Arizona
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Arizona City, Arizona
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's definitely a trip my grandson will remember.! Having chocolate cookies and hot chocolate all the kids were in heaven!! The best of the whole trip was the look on the children's faces when Santa appeared and gave everyone a silver bell. Everyone even got to wear their PJ's. Such fun.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the Williams Depot. The decorations for Christmas were spectacular and love the old west fell.

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Thank Kim J
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little town, lots of charming shops with handmade local crafts and beautifully decorated for Christmas. The Railway Hotel was a wonderful place to stay with a beautiful lobby.

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Thank HollyMorrissey
Tombstone, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have taken the train to the Grand Canyon. The first time we rode in the Pullman car and this time we rode in the Luxury Parlor class. It was just that - luxury! Fresh fruit and pastries on the way up and crackers, cheese, etc. on the way back. Everyone associated with the train... More 

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wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice touches in first class with snacks, train robbery, and humorous commentary. Clean bathrooms, and they kept the temperature comfortable.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We just had to have a look around the depot but there is not a lot to see there unless you wish to have something to eat and drink you will be disappointed.

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Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Yes expect the crowd during the Polar Express season, but the christmas music, deco of the depot, and the friendlyness of the staff is a plus.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The train ride to the Grand Canyon is worth your time and money. The only improvement I would suggest for the depot is to open a lounge/coffeeshop/ bakery. There isn't much to do in the gift shop while waiting for the train. The only other option while waiting is to eat at the buffet. It would have been nice to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Enjoyed the domed car with an excellent view of the terrain from Williams AZ to the Grand Canyon. Great entertainment, the strolling musicians, and the train robbers that stop the train and have fun with the passengers. The train staff are polite and hospitable. The staff are also very knowledgeable about the area, environment and history of the area.

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Ramona, California
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151 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The experience was so much like the movie that our three year old was not surprised by the hobo, and had her picture taken with him. The hot chocolate was the perfect temperature for little ones (how do they do that?) and the cookies that Mrs. Claus made were great too! It was a fun trip. We knew we weren't... More 

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