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McKinney Courthouse

Address: McKinney, TX
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in McKinney
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
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Eddy, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Beautiful old courthouse in the hub of wonderful shops. Just to walk around it and imagine the changes it has seen.

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Ontario, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Now a performing arts center the old Mckinney Courthouse anchors the town's main square. We were there for a Christmas event and loved it.

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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The MPAC is beautiful and the Courthouse is as well, but the seating is so uncomfortable that it makes it difficult to sit through a show. They rent cushions, so it's obvious they are needed. I know they tried to stay true to the original seating and "look", but just pad the seats for heaven sake. The Square is wonderful... More

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Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I love old Texas county courthouses. This one has had a big "updating" that makes the inside feel modern and not like an historic building. It's run by a non-government group, and feels more like a new building inside. So, I appreciate that the exterior is preserved, but miss the authentic interior feeling.

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McKinney, Texas
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309 reviews 309 reviews
63 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The staff at the MPAC (McKinney Performing Arts Center), located in the McKinney Courthouse is fabulous. Amy and the others are friendly and accommodating, and they have a great venue to offer for all sorts of events - wedding, galas, community activities, church services, etc. Would highly recommend them if the venue accommodates your party size.

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Gainesville, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

They are talking about the old courthouse which is a beauty , the old one has class. Their lots of shops and places in the area to do in the oid downtown, the court house is history and tells one of the other age of justice. It is worth seeiing as they do not make them like this any more... More

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Garland, Texas, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

A little bit of Victorian England in the middle of McKinney! Carolers, stores decorated, folks in costume, nice facilities. Parking can be dodgey, be prepared to walk in to the square.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The old courthouse has gone through renovation and is now reopened. It houses a performing art center however we have yet to see anything there. A tour inside reveals some old photos of the downtown area. You can cover this activity in a few minutes thus if you are downtown be sure and take it in. Interesting old building that... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

and enjoy in building. great structure. history abounds. Non profit inside it, but still pictures of the area on walls.

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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We saw this awhile ago, but what a perfect setting to see the original silent "Phantom of the Opera" with Lon Chaney. Accompanied by the live organ with the original music was something special.

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