Route 66 - Williams, AZ - Grand Canyon South Rim
Williams is part of the original Highway 66 that served as a 1926 turnpike for cars, horse-drawn wagons and ox carts. To this day, the town maintains its character and gun slinger atmosphere.
There's even a train with mock gun fights to take you to rest of the way to the amazing Grand Canyon South Rim and back. Few destinations from Las Vegas offer such revelations of the old west.
This tour can be a brief lunch stop on your way to the Grand Canyon South Rim or can be your final destination allowing yourself the once-in-a-liftime experience of wandering about in this unforgettable hitching post town. There are plenty of local diners, antique shops and wild life attractions.
Williams, AZ is a visit to the past. This quaint old west town is full of nostalgia and charm. It a destination you must experience to believe.
Williams is chucked full of original Americana clpboardshops where you can spend hours or days wondering in and out their dusty doors, chatting with shop owners and learning of local lore.
There is so much to do Williams, AZ, you may want to make Route 66 at Williams a solo tour destination.
U.S. Route 66 through Williams began as a dirt street in the center of town which was later cindered and then paved. Despite some modern encroachments, most of U.S. Route 66 through Williams is lined with properties dating from the historic period
Route 66, one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km)