What to do and see in Williams, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 23, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Its location just 60 miles from the southern rim of the Grand Canyon makes Williams a popular stop for visitors to the natural beauty of Arizona. The historic Grand Canyon Railway makes it southern stop here, ferrying hundreds of thousands of tourists every year to and from the Canyon on its hundred-year-old steam-powered line. In the more immediate surrounds, the Kaibab National Forest and the Bill Williams Mountain area provide ample opportunities for camping, hiking and adventure.
Restaurants in Williams

1. Grand Canyon Railway

233 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046-2563
Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Grand Canyon Railway

Historic train that takes a 65-mile trip from Williams to the Grand Canyon and offers great views of the Arizona high country.

Reviewed By Bruce M - Lakeland, Florida

Great trip. Opted for luxury car. Domed great view. Very nice way to spend a day. Skip the buffet lunch not very good. Lots of choices at other restaurants.

2. Bearizona Wildlife Park

1500 Historic Rte 66, Williams, AZ 86046-8795 +1 928-635-2289
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Bearizona Wildlife Park

Bearizona is a Wildlife Park featuring a drive through area as well as a walk through area. View animals in natural habitats during your drive. Check out more animals on exhibit in the walk through. There are several animal shows throughout the day as well as a complimentary bus tour through the park at several times throughout the day.

Reviewed By OCTNMD - Orange County, California

About a mile south of Williams, AZ.
It was surprisingly well worth it!
There's a a small zoo to well and explore. And a petting zoo section for the kids.

They best part tho, is the driver thru. It's so awesome. Wolves, black bears, white bison, brown bison... They're easily visible and some will walk up right to your car.

Kids love it. Us adults too.
If you like animals, it's well worth it.

...I was driving, so no pictures of the wolves and bears. :(

3. Williams Depot

Williams, AZ +1 800-843-8724
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 507 reviews

Williams Depot

This train station, built in 1908, is the boarding point of the Grand Canyon Railway.

Reviewed By pamsgood - Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Depot is a great place for souvenirs and information about getting to the Grand Canyon. You can buy tickets for the train and for tours around the Canyon, this is also where you pick up tickets for online purchases. I found their Native American jewelry prices to be excellent, far better than at the Canyon.

4. Grand Canyon Deer Farm

6769 E Deer Farm Rd, Williams, AZ 86046-8419 +1 928-635-4073
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 269 reviews

Grand Canyon Deer Farm

Located on a section of old Route 66, the Deer Farm is 10 acres of absolute animal wonderland. Walk a path around our park to view wallabies, llamas, mini cattle, bison, peacocks, & much more. Walk with deer, feed the deer right from your hands. Chat with a parrot, Mozart is a very entertaining cockatoo, Scarlet (a lilac crowned Amazon Parrot) a bit more shy, pet a goat, kiss a camel. You will have a blast here if you are an animal lover.

Reviewed By Jay N G - San Diego, California, United States

They have added more animals since the last time we were here which was great for the kids. Mozart (the bird) is hilarious. The kids loved having him mimic their sayings and watching him dance around. The deer are plentiful and weren't too pushy when getting fed. It was fun watching the kids feed the camel a carrot sliver from between your teeth/lips. She is so gentle. The goats don't mind the petting and pawing and picture taking which makes it more fun for the kids( my kids not goats lol) Overall a nice way to pass an hour or two.

5. Planes of Fame Air Museum

755 Mustang Way, Valle Airport, Williams, AZ 86046-5014 +1 928-635-1000
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Planes of Fame Air Museum

Located at the intersection of Highways 180 & 64 at Valle-Williams Airport, south of south rim of Grand Canyon, the museum is open daily 9-5 except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Nearly three dozen warbirds and classic aircraft are on display including the Lockheed C-121A Constellation which was General Douglas MacArthur's personal VIP transport. For more information about the museum, the annual Warbird Fly-in in June or special membership programs, visit our website.

Reviewed By Finn Spurre P - Nakskov, Denmark

Most planes in the collection are war planes, many from WW2 or even earlier. A Martin and a Convair are the two civil aircraft catching the eye when you drive past to or from Grand Canyon.
The attendant was very welcoming and very enthusiastic, and he invited us to visit the interior of the Martin VIP airliner.

6. Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum

101 E Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046-2601 +1 928-635-2675
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 183 reviews

Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum

Reviewed By Lm46 - Lisburn, United Kingdom

This is a nice display of old automotive memorabilia and garage items which was very interesting. Very small but there is a lot crammed in, like most mechanics workshops!

However the man at the desk was extremely rude when my mother took a picture of a bag in the doorway. Yes there were signs saying not to take pictures in the second room, but this wasn't in there and there was no need for him to be so rude. Well he did himself out of a donation and I certainly wouldn't be back

7. Grand Canyon Brewing Company

301 N 7th St, Williams, AZ 86046-1906 +1 928-635-1911
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Grand Canyon Brewing Company

Reviewed By PanamaDon - Kailua, Hawaii

Really enjoyed our stop here. Gorgeous setting and building. Tried several of the beers and had a couple of the wings specials, which were some of the best wings we have tasted. Friendly servers, and one of the owners stopped by and said hello. Highly recommend.

8. Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center

200 W Railroad Ave, Williams, AZ 86046-2556 +1 800-863-0546
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center

The friendly staff at the Visitor's Center will assist you in making your visit to Northern Arizona one of your most memorable experiences. Not just an information center, this historic railway depot property has Forest Service maps, regional maps, and a great selection of books and educational items. A concierge service offers information about tours and makes reservations for you. This very active Visitor's Center proudly promotes Williams, the Grand Canyon, and the surrounding communities in Northern Arizona that make this region so magnificent.

Reviewed By traumitized - Oak Park, Illinois

the 2 ladies that worked there were outstanding ,friendly, personable,professional and we so apppreciated them and told them so.....if lost, unsure, go there, their more than qualified...thank you ladies

9. Grand Canyon Wine Company

138 W Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046-2529 +1 855-598-0999
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 36 reviews

Grand Canyon Wine Company

The Grand Canyon Wine Co provides a uniquely awesome tasting room experience in the heart of downtown Williams, AZ. We just so happen to be the only Arizona winery who also produces amAZing craft beer. With six beer taps from our sister company Historic Brewing Co, we are proud to offer both local wine and craft beer tasting flights, without all the snobbery of your typical wine tasting experience. Travel Far. Drink Local.

Reviewed By Jim W - Washington DC, District of Columbia

If this place was in Boston, I could easily see how it would quickly become like Cheers...you know, a place where everybody knows your name. So, during a family reunion trip through Arizona taking my son-in-law and daughter on a visit to the Grand Canyon, we checked into Williams in the afternoon and need a good stiff drink. We found that and more at this little place. The beers they offered were fantastic. I fell in love with Alternate Facts. The boys tried a variety of beers while the ladies tasted various wines. We did eat the pizza there which was brought in from the place next door. All in all, a great place to hang your hat for a few hours each afternoon.

10. Wild West Junction

321 E Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046-2605 +1 928-635-4308
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 144 reviews

Wild West Junction

Reviewed By techiestu - Oakland Park, Florida

This is the best place to eat in Williams. There is live music and the food is excellent. People are extremely friendly and the prices are not touristic. My husband and I had the T-Bones and went back for the same plate the next night! Really an amazing experience for all senses, anywhere.

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