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Williams

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A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon. With just 3,000 permanent residents, this old logging town is packed with 19th-century brick buildings and Victorian homes that are worth a look. Round out your itinerary by exploring the surrounding ponderosa pines, fishing lakes, and hiking trails during your holiday here. Find out how to plan United States trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
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Bearizona Wildlife Park
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Williams Depot ©
History Museum
Williams Depot
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Grand Canyon Deer Farm ©
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Grand Canyon Deer Farm
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Duration: 2 hours
Big Toy Playground ©
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Big Toy Playground
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Williams

Bright Angel Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail Grand Canyon National Park
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Duration: 8 hours
Rim Trail ©
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Rim Trail Grand Canyon National Park
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Hidden gems in Williams

Elephant Rocks at Williams ©
Golf Course
Elephant Rocks at Williams
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Planes of Fame Air Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Planes of Fame Air Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
The Gallery in Williams ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Gallery in Williams
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Sycamore Canyon
Canyon
Sycamore Canyon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Williams

Thunder Eagle Native Art ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Thunder Eagle Native Art
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Colors of the West ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Colors of the West
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Addicted to Route 66 ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Addicted to Route 66
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Double Eagle Trading Company ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Double Eagle Trading Company
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Williams

White Horse Lake Campground ©
Water Body
White Horse Lake Campground
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Bill Williams Mountain ©
Mountain
Bill Williams Mountain
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Williams

Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Small Town America Museum
Specialty Museum
Small Town America Museum
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Williams

Located about 90 km (60 mi) south of the Grand Canyon, Williams' accommodations cater to visitors unable to get rooms just outside the national park or who want to take a scenic train ride into the park. An ideal base for exploring the wider region around the world-famous canyon, the city features dozens of affordable motels and inns. If you do not intent to spend much time indoors, consider pitching a tent at one of the area's many campgrounds, located just a short drive from the city's shops and restaurants.
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