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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 47 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Picnicking
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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.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful tour. My 10 year old daughter and I had traveled to Flagstaff and decided we would like to see the Riordin's home. It was fascinating and beautiful. This family seemed like very nice people and were concerned with the entire town's wellbeing. The tour guy Lou was fantastic! He was a great narrator and nice guy.... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went there and then saw a sign that they were closed for the day. Detoured out of our way to find that they are now on winter hours. Make sure you call and be sure it is open. Looked way cool from the street

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Phoenix, AZ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a spur of the moment idea on a weekend trip to Flagstaff. Located in the middle of Flagstaff on the NAU campus, this mansion is well worth the hour tour and you will learn some really interesting Flagstaff history at the same time. The cost is $10 a person, less for children, which is collected in the gift... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have toured the mansion twice. The second time I took our Brazilian exchange student. Wonderful Arts and Crafts mansion. Lou the tour guide was fun and informative- my girl loved it! Gives you another look at the history of Flagstaff and our state. This home has only been open for tours since 2001!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We toured this because we had extra time to fill. It was interesting, but it was not something we had intended to do. It was a good time filler and I would recommend it. It's a 13,000 sq ft mansion and the guide was very knowledgeable on the tour.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The mansion held a night time tour featuring ghost stories of Flagstaff. Loved the stories and the rooms we toured. I will definitely return to get the usual day time tour

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I am a lover of Arts & Crafts architecture, so this mansion was a fantastic stop for someone like me. The whole house is beautiful, and the family history tied to it was interesting to learn about as well (two brothers who owned the sawmill in town built it for their families). One half of the house is visited only... More

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We knew nothing of this place prior to going. It was part of our state park pass so we thought we would go check it out and what a lovely surprise it was. The home is amazing and so advanced and modern for it's time. It has been well preserved by the family and all the items it is are... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What a special hidden treasure we found! Arrived in the morning and planned to spend the day in Flagstaff. Started at the welcome center. After lunch walked thru the NAU campus and arrived at the Riordan. We just missed the tour so had to wait a bit. Slowly did the self guided tour outside. Very informative and interesting. Tour started... More

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We took the self-guided tour around the exterior of the building before the guided tour. Our guide, Lou, was fantastic. He shared a wealth of information in a lively and interesting way. The houses are incredible. They had electricity, hot and cold running water, indoor plumbing, and central heat. Go on the tour, you will not be disappointed.

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