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Downtown Williams Historic Walk

200 West Railroad Ave, Williams, AZ 86046
928 635 1418
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Ranked #4 of 9 Activities in Williams
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Mayville, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

On your way to Grand Canyon this is a good place to stop, eat, and spend the night before/after your canyon trip. An original Rt 66 town, there are a lot of restaurants, shops, and lodging much better than Tusayan and more reasonable

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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Vancouver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Brisbane
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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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