Grand Canyon Railway Depot
Grand Canyon Railway Depot
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Pam D
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
I very much enjoyed our train trip and I love the bartender kale. She was delightful. However the pastries were stale and dry and that was very disappointing. The conductor was great t. There was one thing though that was very very bad for me. When we were getting ready to board up at the Canyon I was standing right in front of the back of the train, Along with some other people. One of the hostesses on the train rang the bell to board and it went off in my ear and almost felt like it blew a ear drum. My ear hurt last night and I feel like I'm having a little bit more trouble hearing from it today. She should definitely tell people to stand back if she's going to blow that horn. That was awful.
Written August 20, 2022
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,394 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This depot, completed in 1910, and listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1987 is the terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway located at Grand Canyon Village.
It is the last operational log depot in the United States and has been nicely preserved and is currently still in operation.
Inside is are restrooms and on the lobby area walls are hung numerous photographs and posters.
Written August 21, 2023
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tachyonbb
Omaha, NE373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
It was fun to imagine ourselves coming here in the early 1900's. As a train buff the trains were interesting and the depot was small but interesting . We walked up to the hotel, the canyon overlook was awesome. Next time we will book the train to come up to the canyon and take the shuttle buses to get around. Great experience if you enjoy our nations history. We are in our 70's and did not find the uphill walk to be too intimidating.
Written March 18, 2022
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Brian B
Houston, TX125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We visited Oct 28 and very much enjoyed the trip from Williams to the Grand Canyon Village. We traveled First Class and had facing seats which allowed us to visit throughout the trip, to and from. Service from Christina was great. Great trip even with COVID restrictions.
Written October 29, 2020
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Sara D
Columbus, OH57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
The history of the depot is worth checking it out. Go and see if you can find sections of the gift shop that use to be one of the Harvey Hotels. The depot is a historic treasure. The gift shop has a lot of unique gifts for all ages.
Written October 27, 2021
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lucy30740
Chattanooga, TN76 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
If you are young or spry and like to walk, go forward it! Otherwise you have a train ride with a boring view! No views of canyon from train. And when you get to the canyon there is a lot of walking. Uphill too! You get to see as much of the canyon as you can walk too; but mostly the same view. Which is the only awesome thing on this tour! Little to no direction on where to find food or anything else. Next time we will do it with a small group tour and get some info on the canyon!
Written April 29, 2021
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I4306HXrobins
Nc28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Took the 10:30 train to the south rim in one of the first class cars. Christina was our hostess and she was first class! Very relaxing and comfy seats. Free snacks and beverages and and even an onboard musician. Since we were first timers to the park and knew little about how to get around or good spots, Christina took the time to give us maps and explain time between spots, good places to eat, etc. highly recommend this experience......worth every cent!

Written June 8, 2018
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JOSEPH M
Tiffin, OH235 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Don't expect anything elaborate. It's a railway station with the history of the train depot. It's dark inside, not very comfortable and there's much more to see in the village than at the depot.
Written September 2, 2019
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hrp476
Tucson, AZ9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Apparently I did not do enough research on this prior to going. I incorrectly assumed you would actually get some views of the grand canyon or at least rock formations on the train, so just wanted to give others a heads up that this is not the case. It is a train ride to the Grand Canyon, through farm country and some wooded areas. If you are into trains or westerns this might suit you otherwise I recommend just driving to the Grand Canyon yourself. For what it was, it's a little over priced, a definite tourist trap.
Written June 22, 2019
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Sandy M
Sandy, UT12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We had never been to the Grand Canyon, so we decided to go on my birthday in May. I found the Grand Canyon Railway on line, so I booked the Observation Dome with morning and afternoon drinks and snacks, and fun entertainment each way. They offer discounts for AAA, etc. We arrived at 11:30, grabbed a quick sandwich, then quickly hiked along the rim trail. They have fascinating signs and rocks along the path telling about the canyon and 3 different observation buildings, but because we had to be back to the train by 3:15 we couldn’t spend as long s I would have liked. At the end of that trail were shuttle buses to take us back to train.
We will definitely go again on the train but want to stay overnight at the old lodge. Looked like a great place to stay and spend more time at this amazing display of nature.
Written August 12, 2019
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