Grand Canyon Railway
While the Grand Canyon Railway provides several tourist excursions, it’s most popular trip begins in Williams, AZ and ends directly at the Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. If the elk, pronghorn, and bald eagles aren’t exciting enough for spectators, the ride also begins with a cowboy show by the staff! For the remaining two hours, there are views of ponderosa pines, desert, and canyons that can been seen from coach, first class, or observation dome seats. There are even luxury dome and luxury parlor car seats for the upscale traveler. If you happen to be visiting the Grand Canyon in the winter, the train also transforms twice a night into The Polar Express, perfect as a family attraction.
Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park