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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Ranked #8 of 109 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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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 11 July 2017

Enjoyed the Riordan Mansion and listening to the guide tell the story of the Riordan Family. Good self guided tour of the outside. Guided tour of the inside was about 45 minutes and $10 per person.

Thank Cary P
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great tour and definitely a hidden gem that you wouldn't expect to see adjacent to the boring NAU architecture. This home is pretty warm on a hot summer day in Flag so go earlier in the day.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Riordan Mansion is definitely worth a visit. We joined a tour and the guide was great - providing detail on the family and building including the social and historic significance. The house is very interesting and a wonderful example of the Arts and Crafts style.

Thank megsiep
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day in Flagstaff. It is a fascinating log mansion, built by the Riordan family who made their wealth in the logging industry. The mansion is actually two homes linked by a common area. The home is full of wonderful Stickley furniture. The guides are knowledgeable about the home and the families contributions to Flagstaff

Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

I was able to find this place only because I lived right next to it (the university is literally on the other side) but I definitely recommend this to my friends and family who are looking for something to do in Flagstaff. This is a mansion built around the 1920's by some very innovative owners. Walking through it was wonderfully restored and spacious, and tour guide was knowledgeable in his history. I thought it was beautiful mansion, and very unique even in 21st century standards. You have to pay to go inside and have a tour but walking around the house is free. It comes with little guides to the botany and certain structures. Overall, this is a bit hard to find as it isn't in the main touristy part of town, but certainly is well worth the visit. It provides a nice, quiet, knowledgeable afternoon that all will enjoy!

Thank MetStorm_
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