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“Don't miss this one if you love history”

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Ranked #10 of 103 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Liverpool
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one if you love history”
Reviewed February 27, 2010

If you get the chance make sure you visit the Mansion House, a perfectly preserved house from 1900's. Learn the history of the house and how the Riorden's help build the town. A superb tour every hour.

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Tucson, Arizona
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“enjoyable visit if interested in historical mansions”
Reviewed September 13, 2009

grounds have short but interesting walking trail; visitor center is in old garage and small but interesting; mansion tour is about one hour; it is interesting and i enjoyed it; further details at arizona state parks website; $5 per person

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Phoenix
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“Craftsman Architecture Extravaganza in Flagstaff's West Side”
Reviewed January 17, 2009

While the Riordan Mansion is only a five-acre park, you are immediately transported into a quieter, simpler, and more noble time by the cool Ponderosa pine trees, the beautiful turn of last century architecture, and the competent and knowledgeable tour guides. We were greeted by a ranger who also happened to be a history major at nearby NAU, and he offered expert knowledge of the Riordan family history and a friendly, fun trip through the mansion. He suggested a great local place for lunch, and he was even able to tell us which hotels in town were out of range of the train whistle. I would recommend Riordan Mansion State Historic Park to anyone with a few hours to spend in Flagstaff.

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Chicago, IL
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332 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“Arts and Crafts Style Mansion”
Reviewed October 4, 2008

This mansion was built by two brothers in the logging business in Flagstaff. The mansion actually is two separate homes, which are mirror images of one another and are joined by a center game/family room, so that the two families could spend time together. One side has been restored with original furniture and the other side is a museum. The arts and craft style of the mansion is great to behold and we had a very knowledgeable guide who lead us through. Definitely worth a visit.

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Houston
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth a few minutes of your time”
Reviewed June 23, 2008

A nice way to spend a little time looking back into the past in a surprisingly wonderful home. If you like antiques and old homes, check out this home (about 13,000 square feet in total). Filled with much of the original furniture it's an amazing home. The guided tour adds a lot to you experience and you will learn about the people whom lived here and some of the fantastic furnishings.

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