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Downtown Williams Historic Walk

200 West Railroad Ave, Williams, AZ 86046
928 635 1418
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Ranked #3 of 9 activities in Williams
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Lexington, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed overnight here after we visited the Grand Canyon.. This is such a cool town and place to visit. The shops are all geared towards Route 66 ,, the restaurants are great,, and it's really neat to see the older signs and the history of Route 66! Very cool to see and hear the stories of Route 66

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Columbus, OH
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We recently spent the night in Williams on our way to the Grand Canyon. It snowed while we walked through the historic town in the evening adding magic to the air. The shops and walkways were not crowded but people were very friendly. If you are questioning whether or not to visit this quaint community during the winter season, our... More

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Kirksville, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Nat King Cole was so right when he sang, "...If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the highway that's best. Get your kicks on route sixty-six..." Those words are still just as applicable today as it was back in the 50's! Take a step back in time walking through Williams, the last town bypassed by Interstate... More

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Longview, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lots to see in Downtown Williams!!!! Go to the visitor center for maps of local attractions. You'll enjoy walking up & down Route 66 in Williams! Excellent food & beverages!!! Zip line fun!!! Nightly shootout. Carriage rides. Nice comfortable weather-COOL!!! (July is rainy season, but rain usually doesn't last long). One of my favorite places!!!!

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Leland, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was the last town on Historic 66 before I40 bypassed it. Old Rte 66 straddled the town and today it revels in its heritage. Between the old cars (sigh, memories) the old gas station (with 29 cent gas!!), the street gunfight (corny, but fun), and the shops, what more could you want? The stores had everything from the usual... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Following our visit to Bearizona Wildlife Park we headed down the Highway into nearby Williams. We were greeted with a very busy little townships with cars and tourist everywhere. Unlike Winslow on route 66, Williams appears a thriving little town. We had a wonderful experience walking up and down the streets in and out of the historic buildings. Across at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Historic Williams is a great atmosphere, as going along Historic Route 66 is a fun experience. There are lots of restaurants, old gas stations, and lots of gift shops with all of the touristy items. At 7pm every night, the Cataract Creek Gang puts on a show with a gunfight in the streets of Williams. That was an enjoyable experience.... More

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Hanover, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We decided to stay in Willaims on our way to the Grand Canyon. It was so much fun we came back for another night. Finally a spot catering to the older crowd. We loved everthing about this spot from the 7 pm gun fight to the cute restaurants, the shops, the history and it was a great spot for an... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Route 66 road - Crazy, wild, interesting, characteristic, colourful, this place has it all. You step back in time (even bought a Stetson cowboy hat for the memories). This is the sort of place you really appreciate when you see it. The people are very welcoming warm and friendly. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This town is so great. Small and cozy. People are very friendly, and we felt very welcome. The main street, route 66, has a western feel to it, with the old buildings, and horse-drawn carrige rides.

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