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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Fun, neat little town! Fun browsing and shopping. Lots of Route 66 signs and memorabilia. Lots of flower pots and planters on the streets. Cool restaurants and shops. Friendly folks. Gateway to Grand Canyon National Park. Once you are anywhere near town, almost everything is walkable. Fast food places (about four) are close to the I-40 exit as you start... More

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We decided to use Williams as our home port while we visited the Grand Canyon and it did not disappoint us. Shop after shop of fun Route 66 history. And restaurant after restaurant of good food. Just walking the three to four blocks of Williams Route 66 can be a small day adventure. We stayed at a quaint older hotel... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There is a lot of fun in Williams. It's kind of a mix of bona Fidel ranchers and funny tourist attractions. It's a great stop on the way to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The quick draw display at 7 pm in Williams is a hoot. There is a Safeway, also a lot of cute shops and the... More

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Lexington, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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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
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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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