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Performances in the theater are especially fun.

This courthouse is famous for the trial of an Ax murderer named Candy Montgomery. It is a wonderful small venue for the plays and shows that are scheduled throughout the year. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Building is in the center of the McKinney town square and always has something going on. Old courtroom has a theatre and you can catch a play, movies are shown periodically and they also have shows and concerts.

Thank Tomkphoto
McKinney, Texas
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This courthouse is famous for the trial of an Ax murderer named Candy Montgomery. It is a wonderful small venue for the plays and shows that are scheduled throughout the year. The seats, although historical, are not the most comfortable so if you aren't too proud take a cushion or large coat so you can use it as a cushion.... More 

Thank Meroneal
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I live in McKinney and have now for 30 years off and on. I am very familiar with this old courthouse and what's inside of it. In the basement are clear indications of a racial divide during the time this building was erected. In saying that, this is not the original court house at all it is the 4th recreation... More 

Thank Pete S
McKinney, Texas
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Gorgeous architecture in the heart of downtown Mckinney! I hope that the powers that be, keep maintaining this beautiful peice of Texas history.

Thank Bonnie M
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202 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Another nice example of century old courthouse architecture saved from the wrecking ball. I learned while touring that the building has been bastardized from its 1880s origin during an enlargement & that's a shame. The building had even more charm in its original form. The inside has been brought back as close to the original form as possible , while... More 

Thank GPZachary
McKinney, Texas
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We attended the International Wellington New Zealand Ukelele' Orchestra Performanc. We really enjoyed it and it was economically priced. They tried to keep the historic feel and kept the original wooden theatre seats. They have gotten little cushions to put in the seats but it was VERY difficult to sit during a performance like this without much discomfort. I would... More 

Thank 4c4mu
McKinney, Texas
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167 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

In my line of work, I travel to many of the historic courthouses in Texas. This one is exceptionally well maintained and is the center for many McKinney activities. I would not rate it one of the prettiest in Texas, but very interesting and the fact that it is the hub of many of the town activities makes it one... More 

Thank Holeinone53
McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

well, there's the old courthouse right on the downtown historic square in McKinney which is now a cultural center... and really well placed and well run. Then there is the awesome new county seat on the far north side of McKinney. They do a good job from the couple times I've been there. At night though, it's not well lit.... More 

Thank Travel4Bizz
Allen, Texas
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I work for the county and visit the courthouse on a regular basis. I have found the menu to be varied and the offerings to my liking. They offer soup and salad everyday, as well as grill items for breakfast and lunch items. The chicken fried steak is good and vegetables taste fresh. I don't like everything, but to be... More 

Thank JerryHiggins55
McKinney, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We caught a concert at the McKinney Courthouse. Loved the history and entertainment. Acoustics were great. Cheap price and excellent entertainment.

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