"Grand Canyon Train" Williams Things to Do Tip by lovemycacti

Williams Things to Do: 13 reviews and 33 photos

  All Aboard the Grand Canyon Train
by lovemycacti

All Aboard! The Grand Canyon Train is a fun, unique way to get to the Grand Canyon and back while enjoying some interesting scenery. For a round-trip coach ticket, including Grand Canyon Park Pass, it is about $75 American.

Board the train in Williams, Arizona and prepare for not only some amazing scenery, but shows as well. It is a fact known amongst the scoundrels, villains and desperadoes in the area that Grand Canyon Railway travels to the Grand Canyon loaded with wealthy tourists from all around the world. Due to the strict schedule which the train maintains, it becomes an easy target for bandits. This is where Marshal John B. Goodmore - the B stands for "B" good or "B" gone - comes into the picture. He has been hired by the railway to ensure that visitors return from their train journey with valuables intact.

Every morning at 9:30, the Marshal squares off with the Cataract Creek Gang, a group of lowly desperadoes. Be sure to catch the outcome when you visit the Railway. And be sure to keep your eyes open. The Cataract Creek Gang has been know to try and rob the train from time to time.

Expect to also see wild horses and huge herds of cattle passing the train by. The train is a little bit of a rough, but safe and comfortable journey. Musicians wander about the cars on the train, taking your cowboy campfire requests and appreciate the monetary tips ($1-$2 optional) after the songs!

Get to the train station in plenty of time to park, visit the gift shop, and pick up your tickets and find your train car if you haven't done so already. Each way should take between one and a half, to two hours if I recall correctly. Enjoy!

Address: 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd
Directions: Williams, Arizona
Phone: 1-800-THE-TRAIN
Website: http://www.thetrain.com/

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  • Written Mar 13, 2004
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