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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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Neat architecture

We took a tour of the Riordan Mansion. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history as well as the architectural and design styles of this unique home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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San Angelo, TX
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San Angelo, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We took a tour of the Riordan Mansion. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history as well as the architectural and design styles of this unique home.

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Museum was stepping into Arizona's past, with keen insights into pioneer days, the early lumber industry and the people who made the history.

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Portland, Oregon
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29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I did the self-guided outside tour which is fairly-informative but, of necessity, a bit limited (that's free); my wife did the $10 guided tour inside. She found the tour guide very interesting and informative, enjoyed the place and the hand-made furniture (check out the dining table) and found she wanted more. She's suggesting we go back again through the week... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I know I am preaching to converts, but Tripadvisor is REALLY an excellent reference... I was going to spend a short day in Flagstaff with time to kill, and decided to visit the Riordan Mansion, which was built in the Arts & Crafts style, ie using the local resources and made to blend into the environment. This mansion was very... More 

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Hanover, Ontario
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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