We love riding on trains. Sometimes, we even think they're really underrated. If you're not sure how to feel about them, then you should check out this scenic train ride in Arizona. It'll take you on one of the best journies around. 

The Grand Canyon Railway train departs daily from the depot in Williams, where you'll be able to go on a one-way or roundtrip ride to the national park. Did you know the preserve was rated as one of the best places to visit in 2020?

This drool-worthy trip is 65-miles one-way and lasts about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Roundtrip tickets start at $82 for standard coach seats.

Although the train doesn't take you through the Grand Canyon, it'll take you close to the south rim. You'll get scenic views along the way. Who knows? You might spot some wildlife too.

Once you arrive at the canyon, you'll be able to take pictures of the park — so make sure to bring your favorite camera!

There will be a $20 per person permit fee to enter the park if you plan on exploring the South Rim after your ride. 

During the ride, coach passengers get to ride in a vintage 1950s car with big windows and air conditioning in the warmer months. 

If you'd rather opt for a $159 roundtrip adult ticket for first class, you'll get special complimentary snacks in the morning and afternoon. In addition to bar service and oversized seats, you'll also have lots of room to snuggle up to your boo. 

During your trip, car attendants will make their rounds telling you about local wildlife and other interesting facts and such. You can also expect to be serenaded by cowboys who perform live music during the trip. 

Stagged "robberies" might happen a couple of times throughout the day. So prepare for a live show.  

Whether you're just passing through the state or are an Arizonian, this scenic ride is a must-do at least once in your life. 

Grand Canyon Rail

Price: From $82 per adult roundtrip 

When: Daily, 2020 schedule here

Address: 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You'll get to take a train ride to the south rim + get views along the way. 


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