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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

409 West Riordan Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-779-4395
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Ranked #12 of 44 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

didn't take tour, ran out of time, but a perfect spot to stop for a picnic when your hotel isn't ready for check in! Kids can play and explore a bit, shady and quiet. Next time will experience the mansion.

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Neptune Beach, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visiting this 1880's mansion is packed full of Flagstaff history and affords visitors with an incredible family history. Great place to start your weekend in Flagstaff.

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Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Riordans came from Chicago, three brothers, and ended up starting a timber company as the railroads were expanding throughout the West. Timber was needed for ties and all around Flagstaff was virgin timber. The town developed around the railroads, still has an Amtrack station and sees dozens of trains daily. Two go the brothers built mirror image houses in... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Reservations not a must but recommended. Tours are limited to 15 people at a time. We toured with three others couples, guide is quite knowledgeable and small group sizes allows for asking plenty of questions about the site. Great for history buffs.

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Tucson
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were really interested in learning the history behind this Mansion/Museum. We knew nothing of the Riordan family, even tho we are originally from Chicago, where they are from as well. It was interesting to see how both sides of this home mirrored each other, even tho lived in by two different families. The main lounge used by both families... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent guided tour by enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Provides excellent background for your understanding of the Flagstaff area. Fam-friendly and easy to access the site. My 83 year old Dad has been numerous times. They provide little collapsible stools for patrons to take on tour if they need to sit. Good for my Dad ...didn't have to stand for the... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed the tour of this interesting home and would recommend it. It is a home that is a happy place to tour - not like some historical homes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Not to be missed. Flagstaff was more than just a "getaway" for cooler climes. It supported early lumber, mining, and railroad industry - with a large employment base for early Europeans. Irish and German immigrants developed the town and the education system. A must see for a look at the life of settlers to the Arizona northern territory.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very nice tour and the guide was very informative. This visit gives you a lot of history about Flagstaff. Neat house! Well worth the stop!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went on the one hour tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide was a young lady who did a good job explaining the history of the mansion and the families that resided there. The 13,000 sq. foot mansion, built in 1904, was home to two brothers who married two sisters. Each family had their own side of the... More

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