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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Ranked #8 of 112 things to do in Flagstaff
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Owner description: Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure — a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles. The expansive home has forty rooms, over 13,000 square-feet of living area, and servants' quarters. The Riordan residence was designed by the creator of Grand Canyon's El Tovar Hotel, Charles Whittlesey.
Reviewed March 19, 2014

I will ALWAYS go back to this place whenever I visit Flagstaff!!! It is hard to find, but when you do find it, you will not be disappointed! The family that used to live there were so far ahead of their times. It was so fascinating!! The tour can last up to an hour, but it doesn't feel like it. Small kiddos will not enjoy it, but everyone else will! PLEASE visit!

4  Thank Kendra S
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Tour guide Mary took us through this very impressive historic house. Her knowledge and sense of humor was great. Sorry for stepping off the red carpet! Highly recommended.

2  Thank DuncanMusicman
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Have taken the tour here a number of times - perfect place to bring out of town guests. A great look at Arts and Crafts movement. The guides are all wonderful - extremely informed on the period, the family, and Flagstaff history.

3  Thank GleefulDonald
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Two adults, 1 college student, 2 young teens along with several other parties - a very mixed audience for the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the two homes and the families that lived there. Personal stories of surviving family members' visits made the history come alive. Inspiring stories of how these early families molded the town. For the most part, the adults were mesmerized by the wealth of details - furniture, tools, clothing. The young teens weren't as enthralled, although they liked some of it.

If you want a hands on feeling of life a century ago, you'll enjoy this tour.

1  Thank Pat C
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were going to give this place a miss until we heard a pitch from the director. Are we glad we went! Not only did we get a good history lesson on early Flagstaff, but the architecture of the house is different from anything we have seen. The interior is well maintained with original furniture and artifacts. For anyone who enjoys historic houses this one should not be missed.

4  Thank Carol N
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