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McKinney Courthouse

Address: McKinney, TX
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Ranked #9 of 34 things to do in McKinney
Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Allen, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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McKinney, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Eddy, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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39 reviews 39 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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338 reviews 338 reviews
70 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 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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1,844 reviews 1,844 reviews
324 attraction reviews
770 helpful votes 770 helpful votes
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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