Arriving—Williams is on I-40 just west of the junction with Ariz. 64, which leads north to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Amtrak (tel. 800/872-7245) has service to Williams on its Southwest Chief line. There’s no station, though—the train stops on the outskirts of town, where a shuttle van from the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel will pick you up and drive you into town. Since most people coming to Williams by train are continuing on to the Grand Canyon on the Grand Canyon Railway, this arrangement works well. For info on the Grand Canyon Railway excursion trains to Grand Canyon Village, visit the Things to See page.
Visitor Information—The Williams Visitors Center, 200 W. Railroad Ave. (http://experiencewilliams.com; tel. 928/635-4061) is open daily from 8am to 5pm. The center has some interesting historical displays, and the shop carries books on the Grand Canyon and trail maps for the adjacent national forest. Ask here for advice on area hiking, mountain biking, and fishing.
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