Grand Canyon Railway
Scenic train and performance diner theatre on the train!
Recommended by: John Galt
Riding on the train is so great cause the people who live on it are really nice and funny. They dress like people did a hundred years ago and they walk around singing a lot of old-timey songs that I've never heard before. I didn't really like the music, but it was really neat when there was a gang of bad guys who jumped out and tried to rob the train. They made my Dad give them money!
Travelling to the Grand Canyon via the Grand Canyon Railway is like stepping back in time fifty years to the most original of all Grand Canyon Tours. Before you were able to tour the canyon via jeeps, helicopters or other vehicles, the Grand Canyon Railway was the premier way to visit the country's greatest natural landmark. Times may have changed in the last century, but everything about the Railway is as authentic as when it first started running the route from Williams, AZ to the Grand Canyon back in 1901. It is a great way to create family memories of the Grand Canyon that will be cherished for years to come.
Round trip, the journey will take just about 8.5 hours, which includes several hours for sightseeing at the canyon itself, but there is plenty to see and do while enroute to the destination point on the South Rim. Enjoy the music as live musicians roam the aisles playing musics from days gone by, sit back and enjoy the show as the Cataract Creek Gang conducts a mock train robbery or listen to the train attendants share stories and interesting facts about history of the train, or simply gaze out the window at the beautiful scenery as it changes from prairie to forest to one of the most spectacular views of the canyon around! This experience is amazing!
When you arrive at the Grand Canyon, you will have approximately three hours to explore. While there are restaurants where you can purchase food, some people prefer to pack a picnic lunch so that they can choose how to spend their time rather than being stuck waiting at a restaurant.
233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard, Williams, AZ 86046
Admission (subject to change):
Observation Dome: $170 (no children under age 15 permitted)
Hours(subject to change):
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