- The list below includes 18 free or cheap things to do in or near Williams, Arizona, including 50 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Historic Sites, Ziplines and Playgrounds.
- From Big Toy Playground to Sycamore Canyon, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Williams and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Flagstaff.
The Big Toy Playground is a place where visitors aged 14 and over can drive a variety of construction vehicles and is popular for day trips. Instructors help visitors safely drive everything from excavators to bobcats.
Originally designated as a federal wilderness in 1972, Sycamore Canyon and its related park grounds are composed of nearly 56,000 acres. Popular activities include hiking, wildlife viewing, bird watching, and camping.
Buckskinner Park offers a wide variety of amenities. There are extensive picnic areas with barbecue pits, as well as a variety of sports fields and courts. The park also features a stocked lake for fishing, and extensive hiking trails.
Bearizona Wildlife Park organizes safari-like trips, in which the visitor can witness the relationship between a wild animal and its natural environment from the safety of a vehicle. Bison, black bears, mountain goats and arctic wolves can be seen on the grounds.
Now part of the Grand Canyon Railway Museum, Williams Depot is the departure point for all Railway tours. The Depot was the first large Arizona structure made from poured concrete. The original concrete remains and is in excellent condition.
Kaibab Lake Campground has 73 total campsites with tables and fire rings, an amphitheater, picnic pavilion, boat ramp and fishing pier. They offer no utility hookups, no dump facility and all available potable water is for drinking only.
The Bill Williams Monument Park is a small green space with areas for sitting and enjoying views of the city and of the monument itself. The statute of the town's namesake is the focal point of the park.
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Beale Wagon Road Historic Trail was used by 19th century settlers, and can now be experienced in a largely unaltered form by contemporary visitors. 23 miles of the trail lie within the park, for use by hikers or bikers.