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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

409 West Riordan Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-779-4395
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Ranked #9 of 42 attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Picnicking
Owner description: This five-acre park showcases the extraordinary early 1900s mansion owned by the Riordan family and includes all of the original furnishings and... more » Owner description: This five-acre park showcases the extraordinary early 1900s mansion owned by the Riordan family and includes all of the original furnishings and decor. « less
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Federal Way, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Very interesting bit of history on the First Family of Flagstaff. the house was built in 1907. The artifacts in the home are amazing. Lovely one hour tour, shouldn't be missed if you are visiting Flagstaff. The home is beautiful.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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118 reviews 118 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This place is only open on certain days and tours happen on the hour. The fee for a tour is $10. You can walk around the grounds with a guide map for fifty cents. Its an unusual building built by the same architect who designed the El Tovar Lodge at the Grand Canyon. The buildings are sadly is a state... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I will ALWAYS go back to this place whenever I visit Flagstaff!!! It is hard to find, but when you do find it, you will not be disappointed! The family that used to live there were so far ahead of their times. It was so fascinating!! The tour can last up to an hour, but it doesn't feel like it.... More

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Duncan, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Tour guide Mary took us through this very impressive historic house. Her knowledge and sense of humor was great. Sorry for stepping off the red carpet! Highly recommended.

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Sedona, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Have taken the tour here a number of times - perfect place to bring out of town guests. A great look at Arts and Crafts movement. The guides are all wonderful - extremely informed on the period, the family, and Flagstaff history.

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Oceanside, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Two adults, 1 college student, 2 young teens along with several other parties - a very mixed audience for the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the two homes and the families that lived there. Personal stories of surviving family members' visits made the history come alive. Inspiring stories of how these early families molded the town. For the... More

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Redmond, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were going to give this place a miss until we heard a pitch from the director. Are we glad we went! Not only did we get a good history lesson on early Flagstaff, but the architecture of the house is different from anything we have seen. The interior is well maintained with original furniture and artifacts. For anyone who... More

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Canberra, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

This tour was very good. The tour person (sorry have forgotten name) was very informative. We were the only ones on the tour so she was able to follow our lead of our questions. An interesting way to live and work. Well maintained and the original feel of the place is great.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

If you like wandering around historical buildings, this is the place for you. Right next to the campus of NAU is the little bit of history waiting to be explored. The buildings are in great shape and still have many artifacts from the original owners. Loved it.

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I enjoyed this tour. It provides a great insight to how people lived in Flagstaff "back in the day." Our guide was colorful and enthusiastic. I liked how it's a big house, yet it seems so homey. It's not too ornate to feel like home.

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