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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

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Address: 409 West Riordan Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Number: 928-779-4395
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Picnicking
Description: This five-acre park showcases the extraordinary early 1900s mansion owned...
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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Didn't know who the Riordans were until Margie gave us a very enthusiastic and informative tour about this logging family in Flagstaff. This mansion actually consists of two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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Hanover, Ontario
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Hanover, Ontario
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Didn't know who the Riordans were until Margie gave us a very enthusiastic and informative tour about this logging family in Flagstaff. This mansion actually consists of two homes joined together with a gathering room. Two brothers married two sisters and this home allowed them to share their lives while also having enough privacy to make it possible. One of... More 

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Bremen, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

great historic home and the tour very informative of the beginnings of flagstaff....easy to find....docents very well informed, friendly....

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Oneonta, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Two brothers marry two sisters and construct a two-sided mansion with the same 6000 square feet limitation on living quarters, but with very significant differences in architectural tastes within the oeuvre of western rustic. All at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century and beyond. What could possibly beat that? Terrific enthusiasts serve as guides, and the tour... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was a great tour. The tour guide, Lou, is very knowledgeable and passionate about the Riordan family and their home and still researches and interviews the grandchildren and great grandchildren. The furnishings in the home are original to the family, so you really get a glimpse of how they lived.

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Northern Arizona
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

my kids and I enjoyed the tour a lot. Not too long, and full of great stuff to see. Agree that it would probably bore younger kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I am a member of one of one of the families that also help put Flagstaff on the map. My Grandmother, Grandfather, mother, aunt and uncle all spent time in this house when it was still owned by the family. I've heard a few stories of the fond memories of their time there and I love visiting knowing that this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The docent was very knowledgeable and descriptive. I loved The Riordan mansion the furnishings were just exquisite . The Flagstaff founders you need to see this awesome home.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Looking for something to do on a rainy day we came upon the Riordan Mansion tour. Very interesting, innovative and influential to Flagstaff.

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A 6000 sq ft duplex of the local lumber baron. Designed by the same people that designed the ElTovar at the Grand Canyon

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Denver, Colorado
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was ok, but only mildly more interesting than my own grandparents homestead home. The friend I was with LOVED it, as it is unique.

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