Williams Arizona Travel, Activities, Things to Do

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Only 60 miles south of Grand Canyon, you’ll find Williams Arizona, a great place to come for the cool pine forests, outdoor recreational opportunities and attractions for the whole family.

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What can I find and enjoy near Williams Arizona?

Bearizona Wildlife Park
View North American wildlife in a natural environment, everything from big horn sheep and bison to wolves and little romping bear cubs. This drive-through wildlife park gives you the opportunity to connect with the animals in a unique way.

  • Location: The wildlife park is located at 1500 East Route 66 in Williams at the intersection of Interstate 40 and US Highway 64. From the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, take Highway 64 south. This turns into North Grand Canyon Blvd, and then as you pass under Interstate 40 it becomes old Route 66. Bearizona is on your left.
  • Season/Hours: Open all year but closing times depend on daylight. Visiting hours start at 8:30 am.
  • Cost: Adults are $20, Seniors are $18, Children ages 4 to 12 are $10 and children 3 and under are free.
  • Contact: Call (928)635-2289 or Visit their Website.

Grand Canyon Deer Farm Petting Zoo
Children and adults alike enjoy this petting zoo, but kids get a special chance to walk among the animals, pet them and let them eat right from their hands. You’ll find deer, reindeer, wallabies, marmosets, a camel and two baby bison – and more!

  • Location: The petting zoo is located at 6769 East Deer Farm Road in Williams. Get to Williams from Grand Canyon by taking Arizona Highway 64, south from the South Rim. When you reach Interstate 40, go towards Flagstaff for about 8 miles to exit 171. Turn left as you exit, left at the next stop sign, and left onto Deer Farm Road. The Deer Farm is on the right after approximately a half mile.
  • Season/Hours: Open all year. From 1 January to 15 March and from 16 October to 31 December, hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. From 16 March to 15 October, hours are from 9 am to 6 pm.
  • Cost: Adults are $9.95, seniors (age 62 and over) are $8.50, children from 3 to 13 are $5.95 and children 2 and under are free.
  • Phone: (928) 635-4073

Kaibab Lake
Kaibab Lake, within the boundaries of Kaibab National Forest, offers great fishing, camping and picnicking. You’ll enjoy this national forest where there is a wide array of fun outdoor activities, like hiking, horseback riding, hunting and biking.

  • Location: Kaibab Lake is only two miles east of Williams on Interstate 40, off of exit 165. Coming south from Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim on Arizona Highway 64, you will see signs for the campground entrance at the lake on the west side of the highway about one mile before you reach Williams.
  • Season/Hours: Kaibab Lake is accessible all year round
  • Cost: No day use fees unless you will be using a campground site
  • Services: Camping, restrooms, picnic areas, trails
  • Phone: (928) 635-5600 (Williams Ranger District)

Grand Canyon Railway
It’s great fun for the whole family to take an old railway line through the Northern Arizona landscapes to Grand Canyon. On your trip, you’ll become part of a staged train robbery and be entertained by strolling musicians.

  • Location: The railway station is located at 233 North Grand Canyon Blvd. in Williams. When in Williams, take Interstate 40 West. Exit 163 will put you on North Grand Canyon Blvd where you turn left. The Rail Station is 0.6 miles up on your right.
  • Season/Hours: The train runs all year. It leaves from Williams at 9:30 am, arrives at Grand Canyon at 11:45 am, then leaves from Grand Canyon at 3:30 pm and arrives back at Williams at 5:45 pm.
  • Cost: Coach prices for adults are $70 and children ages 2 to 15 are $40 roundtrip; First class tickets for adults are $140 and children ages 2 to 15 are $110 roundtrip.
  • Services: Packages including hotel stays and meals, and also available is Luxury Parlor Class with access to an open-air platform and private bar.
  • Phone: 1-800-THE-TRAIN

Elk Ridge Ski and Outdoor Recreation Area
In the winter months, you can get in snowy sports for an enjoyable time. Here you’ll find 2 lifts and 10 trails, with skiing, snowboarding and even lessons if needed.

  • Location: Take Highway 64 south to Williams, and then take 4th Street south. It becomes Perkinsville Road. After about 2.5 miles you will see Ski Run Road (FR 106) following the signs to Elk Ridge.
  • Season/Hours: In winter, open 7 days a week from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Cost: Lift tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for juniors and seniors
  • Services: Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, skiing and board packages, programs of outdoor activities for youths, café, lodge
  • Phone: (928) 814-5038