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Address: McKinney, TX

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Two Courthouses

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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McKinney, Texas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Collin County Court House is a modern facility and a lot of tax payer money was spent to build it. A lot of money was also wasted in the process because each judge pretty much designed their own court room as far as modeling goes . Everyone is run threw a medical detector when they go in except law enforcement... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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 

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Allen, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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122 reviews 122 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

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
162 helpful votes 162 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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360 reviews 360 reviews
71 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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