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There's a room waiting for you in Williams
While you are visiting northern Arizona, we suggest that you select from these lodging establishments -
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Take home a piece of Route 66
If you are searching for that perfect souvenir or something special for yourself, don't leave without taking advantage of Williams' many shopping opportunities.
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Plan your great escape
Dogtown Lake Campground

Dogtown Lake is the largest body of water in the area. Before the lake was formed, the area was a "prairie dog town," which is now submerged below the lake's surface - thus the apropos name. Camping is adjacent to Dogtown Lake among Ponderosa pines and a few Gamble oaks. Some sites overlook the lake. Licensed ATVs may be used only to enter and exit the campground. Dogtown Lake is 80 acres and well suited for the solitude of canoeing. Only electric boat motors allowed. If you fish, rainbow and brown trout are stocked in the lake. Nearby hiking trails include the Ponderosa Nature Trail, Davenport Hill Trail and Dogtown Lake Trail.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Off the beaten path
Within Williams

• Historic Downtown: Numerous restaurants, motels, souvenir and Native American jewelry shops located in turn-of-the-century buildings. The Historic Walking Tour Brochure is available at the city of Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center as well as most businesses.

• Grand Canyon Railway Depot and Museum: Located west of Grand Canyon Boulevard, north of the railroad tracks. Authentic "Old West" entertainment held daily at 9:30 a.m. at the station prior to the train's departure. The museum is filled with memorabilia on history of the train and depot, which was originally the Fray Marcos Hotel, one of the Harvey Houses at the turn-of-the century.

• Visitor Center: Located at 200 West Railroad Ave. The city of Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center is open year-round daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Visit the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center
Visitors to Williams can be treated to one-stop-shopping when seeking information about Williams and the surrounding Kaibab National Forest.

The city of Williams-Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center is located in the historic Santa Fe Freight Depot on the northwest corner of Grand Canyon Boulevard and Railroad Avenue.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

You gotta eat...
When it comes to dining options, Williams, Ariz. does not fall short on flavor. Whether you are craving Mexican dishes, barbecue, fine dining, scrumptious burgers and fries or even a slice of pie, area restaurants offer something for even the pickiest of eaters.
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Spend some time exploring
Along with Grand Canyon National Park, northern Arizona offers Route 66 towns like Williams, fantastic high country golfing, animal parks and more
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Find it all on Route 66
Activities are so abundant in Williams, it's impossible to experience all the area has to offer during just one visit. Future return trips are a must for those seeking a true taste of this region.
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Brewed for Grand Canyon lovers ...
Owners of The Grand Canyon Brewery, located in the heart of downtown Williams, have carved a large niche for themselves since opening in August of 2007. While originally serving their locally-made beer in the Williams area, the brewery now distributes all over the state, including to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Prescott and a number of other venues. They currently have over 600 points of distribution, including distribution aboard the Grand Canyon Railway. Their product, however, is still brewed, bottled and canned in Williams.
Sunday, May 20, 2012

A gunfight a day doesn't keep the visitors away
The crowd gathers under the setting sun, breathless with anticipation. There are people from all walks of life, all nationalities and from many different countries, but they are all watching the same thing. Standing there, hemmed in by world travelers, Williams residents and a handful of curious children, are a number of burly cowboys in their boots and hats, leather and spurs. Their guns are drawn. They yell and shout and someone gets shot. Sometimes they even dance.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Soar above the summer clouds for the view of a lifetime
Trade the crowds for the clouds with one of Grand Canyon's premier experiences - a spectacular view from above.
Saturday, May 1, 2010

Grand Canyon Jeep Tours take you closer to nature
Grand Canyon Jeep Tours is the only authentic jeep tour that shows you the Grand Canyon from top to bottom. The local jeep tour company offers the following tours -
Friday, May 22, 2009

Entrance fees

During peak season, lines at the South Entrance Station can be long and slow-moving. Paying cash speeds the process, as does buying a park pass in advance.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Get deeper into the Grand Canyon with IMAX
Located one mile south of the south rim entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, the National Geographic Visitor Center / IMAX Theater provides travelers an unparalleled opportunity to enrich their Grand Canyon experience - in under an hour.
Sunday, April 26, 2009

Many animals can be seen in Kaibab National Forest
The diversity of wildlife found on the Kaibab National Forest provides unsurpassed enjoyment and aesthetic value for the photographer, bird watcher, nature lover, hiker, camper and hunter. The forest is home to a number of large animals, including mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and black bear. There are also a variety of smaller animals, reptiles and birds of many species.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stunning views abound in Verde
Passengers aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad will find a unique opportunity to view Sinagua Indian ruins and a monocline fold, pass through a 680-foot man-made tunnel and traverse the North Verde River, home to a variety of endangered and endearing waterfowl and wildlife.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Williams - a Main Street city
Welcome to Main Street Williams! All across America, towns have adopted principles of the national Main Street program to bring economic revitalization to their communities. Like them, Williams is excited about our town and eager for you to enjoy what we offer.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sycamore Canyon
The second largest canyon in Arizona - the scenic Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area - is part of Red Rock Country.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

See the Canyon from different viewpoints
Once you're in the park, there are many scenic drives and fabulous views. Some recommendations:
Monday, May 5, 2008

Park Service offers free courses online
"Introduction to the National Park Service: Its History and Mission" is the NPS Fundamentals course adapted for students, teachers, people in parks and recreation, community organizations, and the general public.

The course offers a comprehensive understanding of the background and development of the National Park Service.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Fire a fact of life
Fire is a fact of life in the Southwest. And for ecosystems like that in northern Arizona's ponderosa pine forests, fire is a necessity.
Monday, May 5, 2008

Re-live history in Ash Fork and Seligman
Ask Fork, AZ
Will Rogers once said:
"Everyone has deep in their heart, the old town or community where they first went barefooted, got their first lickin', traded for their first pocketknife, grew up and finally went away thinking they were too big for that burg ... but that's where your heart is."

Monday, May 5, 2008

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