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Riordan State Historic Park

Riordan State Historic Park Review

This artifact of Flagstaff's logging heyday is near Northern Arizona University. The centerpiece is a mansion built in 1904 for Michael and Timothy Riordan, lumber-baron brothers who married two sisters. The 13,300-square-foot, 40-room log-and-stone structure—designed by Charles Whittlesley, who was also responsible for El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon—contains furniture by Gustav Stickley, father of the American Arts and Crafts design movement. One room holds "Paul Bunyan's shoes," a 2-foot-long pair of boots made by Timothy in his workshop. Everything on display is original to the house. The inside of the mansion may be explored only by guided tour (hourly on the hour); reservations are suggested.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 409 W. Riordan Rd., University, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 | Map It
  • Phone: 928/779–4395
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: June–Sept., daily 9:30–5; Oct.–May, Thurs.–Mon. 10:30–5
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  • Location: Flagstaff
Updated: 03-19-2013

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