The city's location is on Interstate 40, as well as its position on the old Route 66, make it a frequent stop for travelers passing through on their way to more exotic destinations. The city is also a major gateway to the Grand Canyon.
- 1 Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center, 200 W Railroad Ave, ☏ . Summer: 8AM-6:30PM; fall, winter and spring: 8AM-5PM. Free.
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Located 35 miles west of Flagstaff on I-40 and 1 hour south of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
- 1 Amtrak Station - WMJ, 267 Fray Marcus Dr, toll-free: . As of summer 2018, Williams does not appear in Amtrak schedules anymore, indicating that Amtrak trains don't stop at Williams. (In the past, the daily Southwest Chief Chicago-Los Angeles line stopped in Williams. The westbound train arrived at 10:33PM and the eastbound train arrived at 5:20AM. This stop has no ticket office and no Quik-Trak ticket machine so tickets must be purchased at another station or online.)
- Silver Spur Tours, ☏ , toll-free: . Shuttle service to and from Flagstaff, Williams, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Elephant Rock Golf Course in all new Mercedes built Sprinter Vans. Luxury, comfort and extra large viewing windows. Water, soda and snacks always included. Guided tours to Grand Canyon, Sedona, Indian Ruins, wine tastings in the Verde Valley.
- Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon Railway Depot, 233 North Grand Canyon Blvd. Excursion trains between Williams and Grand Canyon. From $33.50 each way, $67 round-trip.
There is no public transportation, but the historic core of Williams is easily explored on foot.
The Mother Road (Route 66) runs through the downtown area of Williams.
- 1 Bearizona Wildlife Park, 1500 E Rte 66 (I-40 Exit 165), ☏ . Daily 8AM-6PM. A private wildlife refuge open to the public, with bears, wolves, and also a petting zoo. $20 (adults), $18 (seniors), $10 (children 4-12).
- 2 Bill Williams Statue, Bill Williams Monument Park. An 8-ft tall bronze sculpture by BR Pettit depicting "Old Bill" Williams, after whom the town is named.
- 3 Planes of Fame Air Museum, 755 Mustang Way (intersection of Hwy 180 and Hwy 64), ☏ . Daily 9AM-5PM. A branch of the air museum headquartered in Chino, CA. Most of the planes on display are flyable. $10 (adults), $5 (children under 12), free (children under 2).
- 1 Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N Grand Canyon Blvd, ☏ , toll-free: , ✉ email@example.com. Round-trip train ride of 65 miles, taking approximately 2 hr 15 min each way. Leaves Williams at 9:30AM; passengers are at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from about 11:45AM until the train begins its return trip at 3:30PM. $60-170.
- The historic city walk. Get the historic city walk brochure from the Visitor Center (200 W Railroad Ave) - it takes about 40 minutes to complete the self-guided tour. Free.
- 2 Wild West Junction, 321 E Route 66, ☏ , ✉ info@WildWestJunction.com. Authentic-looking wild west village with museum, restaurants, hotels, shops and entertainment.
- 3 Williams Labor Day Rodeo, E Rodeo Rd (Williams Rodeo Grounds). Labor Day Weekend. Held annually since 1941. Events include barrel racing, saddle bronc, bull riding, roping, and kid’s calf scramble. $10 (adults), $5 (children under 12).
- 1 Cruiser's Cafe 66 (Bar and Grill), 233 W Rte 66, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Cruiser's Cafe 66 is a classic 1950s and 60s style diner located in the heart of downtown Williams, Arizona.
- 2 [dead link] Doc Holliday's Steakhouse, 950 N Grand Canyon Blvd (in the Holiday Inn), ☏ . Daily 6:30AM-10AM, 4PM-9:30PM. Prime rib, hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, barbeque, home cooking, pastas, and burgers. $8-30.
- 3 Kicks on Route 66 Bar and Grill, 2550 W. Route 66, ☏ . M-Th 11AM-11PM, F Sa 11AM-1AM, Su 10AM-10PM. Patio, Sunday brunch (10AM-2PM), local wines and craft beers. $8-26.
- 4 [dead link] Pancho McGillicuddy's, 141 W Railroad Ave, ☏ . Daily 11AM-10PM. Mexican food.
- 5 Pine Country Restaurant, 107 N Grand Canyon Blvd, ☏ . Great home made pies and food.
- 6 Rod's Steakhouse, 301 W Rte 66, ☏ . M-Sa 11AM-9:30PM.
- 7 Red Raven Restaurant, 135 W Rte 66, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Daily 11AM–2PM, 5PM–midnight. Southwest American Fusion, fine dining.
- 1 Canyon Club Bar, 126 W Bill Williams Ave, ☏ . Good cocktails!
- 1 Grand Canyon Hotel, 145 W Rte 66, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Oldest hotel in Arizona, since January 1891. A lovely place, right in the middle of Williams. A worthwhile stop on the way to the Grand Canyon or a base to explore it. $67-125/night.
- 2 Highlander Motel, 533 W Rte 66, ☏ , toll-free: , fax: , ✉ email@example.com. Check-in: 3-10PM; surcharge for check-ins after 10PM, check-out: 10AM. All rooms have refrigerator, microwave, and free Wi-Fi. $50-75/night.
- 3 Canyon Motel and RV Park, 1900 E Rodeo Rd (Exit I-40 @ #165 south to Rodeo Rd), ☏ , toll-free: , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 10AM. A 1940s Route 66 Motor Court with 18 flagstone rooms, two 1929 caboose train car suites, three 1950s Pullman rand Canyon train car suites, 47 RV sites, 6 tent campsites. Sits on rolling pine covered hills in the Kaibab National Forest. Has wi-fi, laundry, showers, BBQs, indoor pool, fire rings. Pets accepted. $50+.
- 4 Days Inn, 2488 W Rte 66, ☏ , fax: . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. No smoking, pets accepted, free wi-fi and breakfast, pool. From $90/night.
- 5 Econolodge of Williams, 302 E Rte 66, ☏ , toll-free: , fax: , ✉ email@example.com. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Free breakfast and wi-fi. $66-100/night.
- 6 Railside RV Ranch, 877 Rodeo Rd, ☏ , toll-free: , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Has cabins for rent as well as RV hookups. $159-199 (daily), $189-1114 (weekly).
- 7 Rodeway Inn at Route 66, 334 E Rte 66, ☏ , toll-free: , fax: , ✉ email@example.com. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. Free wi-fi and breakfast. $60-150.
- 8 Super 8 Motel-East, 2001 E Rte 66, ☏ , ✉ Kuba@infomagic.net. Open May-Aug. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. Free wi-fi and breakfast. $92+/night.
- 9 [formerly dead link] Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast (In Williams AZ), 1129 Stockmens Rd (on Hwy 40), ☏ , toll-free: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. The closest B and B to the Grand Canyon. $155-240.
- 10 Drover's Inn Bed & Breakfast, 321 E Rte 66 (Wild West Junction), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. $89-159/night.
- 11 Holiday Inn Williams, 950 N Grand Canyon Blvd, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Accepts pets. $95+/night.
- 12 The Lodge on Route 66, 200 E Rte 66, ☏ , toll-free: , fax: , ✉ email@example.com. $130-180/night.
- 13 Red Garter Bed and Bakery, 137 W Railroad Ave, ☏ , toll-free: , ✉ INFO@redgarter.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. $135-160/night.
- 14 Dogtown Lake Campground, 1250 S Pine Top Dr. Open May 1 - Sep 30, this campground is maintained by the Kaibab National Forest Service. Drinking water, vault toilets, no hookups. $18/night.
- 15 Grand Canyon / Williams KOA, 5333 Hwy 64, ☏ , toll-free: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. RV hookups, tent sites, cabin rentals, wi-fi, showers, pool, and bicycle rental.
- 16 Kaibab Lake Recreation Site, Forest Svc Rd 47 (off of Hwy 64), ☏ . Managed by Kaibab National Forest Service. Tents, trailers and RVs under 40'. Drinking water, no hookups, vault toilets. $20-32/night.
- 17 Williams Circle Pines KOA, 1000 Circle Pines Rd, ☏ , toll-free: , ✉ email@example.com. RV hookups, tent sites, cabin rental, wi-fi, showers, pool.
|Routes through Williams|
|Los Angeles ← Kingman ←||W E||→ Flagstaff → Albuquerque|
|Kingman ← Ash Fork ←||W E||→ Flagstaff → Gallup|
|Kingman ← Ash Fork ←||W E||→ Flagstaff → Gallup|
|Grand Canyon ← Tusayan ←||N S||→ END|