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Route 66 trip - the Williams city.

To get to the Grand Canyon we had to take historical Road 66, which was the first road across America. It goes right through the small town of Williams. The city that keeps American spirit the way it used to be 50 years ago.

Route 66

Road 66 which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Los Angeles, California, covering a total of 3940 km.

town of Williams

The closest city to the Grand Canyon is the town of Williams which of course we couldn't miss.

all about Route 66

This town is all about Route 66 traditions.

Route 66 Modern-day sign

Modern-day sign.

Williams city

Williams is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, west of Flagstaff. Its population was 3,023 at the 2010 census. It lies on the route of Historic Route 66.

Williams, Arizona

There is something for everyone in Williams, Arizona. The town boasts a rich heritage that features the Old West and Route 66 coupled with tourism trends today and the town's heyday years of the '50s and '60s.


Williams is named after William "Old Bill" Williams, a mountain man and trader who often trapped in the area.

southern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway

It is also the southern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, which takes visitors to Grand Canyon Village.

Williams, USA

Williams, USA. Feels like I'm back in the '50s.

Real America

Now I feel like I'm in America. Real America.

Williams petrol station

Of course they're not in use now.

Everything about route 66

Everything is about route 66.

road trip car

Now this is what I call a road trip car. :)

The main street of the town

The main street of the town.

restaurant in Williams

Local restaurant menu.

Williams very cute and quite city

Very cute and quite city with population only about 3000 people.

Great place for bikers

Great place for bikers.

Another interesting restaurant in Williams

Another interesting restaurant.

Williams Route 66 center

Winchester Ranch

Winchester Ranch.

gas station in Williams

I'm not sure what is this place. Looks like a gas station only without petrol tanks.

Williams beautiful forest

The city is surrounded by a beautiful forest.

Old wagons to the Grand Canyon

Old wagons that used to carry people to the Grand Canyon.

Williams farmer

Local farmer.

railway station to Grand Canyon

And here is the railway station that even today takes people up about 100km to the Grand Canyon Village which I described in my last post.

Williams - just few main roads and the railway station

This is basically the whole town - just few main roads and the railway station.

Williams railway

Williams Mountains on the horizon

Mountains on the horizon.

American cargo train

And here is real American cargo train.

Williams Ford - real American truck

Ford - real American truck.

Ford Williams popular truck car

Quite popular car here.

Williams building something

Still building something.

Williams Canyon club cocktails

Canyon club cocktails.

Williams cowboy pistols

Remember these? :)

Addicted to 66 deals

Addicted to 66 deals.

Bullet tanks

Bullet tanks.

Williams car in the shop

I think this is a much better place where to put magnets. Fridges aren't in style anymore or yet. :)

Route 66

Route 66 everywhere.

Freedom is not free

Freedom is not free.

Williams gas prices per gallon

Gas price per gallon. Really cheap comparing to European prices.

Williams classical cars

Didn't know they still exist. Classic.

Charger in Williams

Wouldn't say that our car fits this place.

Williams is the place you must go

I guess it's time to move on. But if you really want to feel real old time American spirit - Williams is the place you must go. And you'll have a chance to see the amazing Grand Canyon as well.

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