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“Interesting visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
409 West Riordan Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-779-4395
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Ranked #7 of 84 things to do in Flagstaff
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Lovely house, and docent gave a good tour. A chair in each room would be helpful, as we were standing for almost an hour as we walked through one side of the house.

Visited November 2012
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“One-of-a-kind Historic Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our group of 24 visited this home built by 2 brothers for their wives, who were sisters, early in the last century. Anyone interested in old homes would find this fascinating. The guides were extremely knowledgeable about the homes as well as the history of the town of Flagstaff.

Visited October 2012
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“One of Flagstaff's Highlights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The Riordan Mansion is a lovely and unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in Flagstaff. It is unusual in that the house is composed of two separate wings that were owned by each of the two Riordan brothers and are mirror images of each other joined by a shared common living space. The houses (wings) are furnished largely with original pieces and regular informative tours are offered. The house was designed by Charles Whittlesey who also designed El Tovar Lodge at the Grand Canyon. The history of the family and its place in Flagstaff history is also very interesting. It was one of Flagstaff's highlights for us.

Visited October 2012
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“If your a history buff this is the place to go in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This place has a ton of history in it. and stories of the town and how it was founded. I had a great time looking around and reading about everything.

Visited February 2012
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“A change”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

After 4 weeks of National Parks & archaeological sites, the Riordan Mansion was a pleasant change. We had a very good conducted tour.

Visited October 2012
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