Staff from both the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and the Kaibab National Forest will assist you at the Visitor Information Center (200 W. Railroad Ave., Williams, AZ 86046, 928/635-4061 or 800/863-0546, www.williamschamber.com, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, to 6:30 p.m. daily in summer). It's in a 1901 passenger train depot in the heart of downtown. The office serves so many travelers headed for the Grand Canyon that it stocks brochures and sells maps and books for that area too, as well as for the rest of Arizona.
Kaibab National Forest staff can tell you about backcountry drives, hiking, camping, fishing, and road conditions in the Williams area. Stop by the Visitor Information Center downtown at 200 W. Railroad Avenue or visit the Williams Ranger District office (742 S. Clover Rd., Williams, AZ 86046, 928/635-2633, www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai, 8a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.). From downtown, head west 1.5 miles on Railroad Avenue and turn left at the sign onto the frontage road just before I-40.
The public library (113 S. First St., 928/635-2263, closed Sun.-Mon.) offers Arizona books and Internet computers just south of Route 66. You'll find the post office (120 S. First St.) across the street.
Tours and Transport
If you'd like someone to show you the wonders of the Grand Canyon, try Grand Canyon Van Tours (Circle Pines KOA, 928/635-2626, summer only), Marvelous Marv's Tours (928/635-4948 or 800/655-4948, www.marvelousmarv.com), or American Dream Tours (928/527-3369 or 888/203-1212, www.americandreamtours.com).
Arizona Shuttle (tel 520/795-6771 or 800/888-2749 Tucson services; 928/226-8060 or 877/226-8060 other services, www.arizonashuttle.com) connects the Grand Canyon, Williams, Flagstaff, Sedona, Camp Verde, Phoenix, and Tucson.
Greyhound (1050 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., 928/635-0870 or 800/231-2222, www.greyhound.com) offers several east- and westbound departures daily from the stop at the Chevron station just north of I-40 Exit 163. Amtrak (800/872-7245, www.amtrak.com) trains stop at Williams Junction, three miles east of town; the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel offers a shuttle.
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