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“A quick tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Washington County Historic Courthouse

Washington County Historic Courthouse
Stillwater, MN
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Stillwater
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
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Owner description: Minnesota's first courthouse.
Big Bear City, California
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“A quick tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was a quick stop but well worth the time. The veterans memorial across the street is also a must see.

Visited March 2014
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Warm wedding on a cold day in Minnesota”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This venue was chosen by our daughter and her fiance for both their wedding ceremony and reception. Granted it wasn't her first choice, but other places in Minneapolis were booked and once they toured the site they were pleased. As far as I could tell, the caterers and the attendants that set up for the event found no faults with the site or management. I didn't get ready in the small room assigned to the bridesmaids, but it did seem a bit unaccomodating for them, yet I heard no complaints! They had a three piece string band performing from the front corner of the room for the ceremony. And made use of the sound system for the reception's recorded music. We didn't dance, and as you can see in the photos, the reception tables were already set up and used during the ceremony. But there was plenty of room to mingle. The bride and the groom each had 7 attendants, but they all squeezed in! Caterers used the kitchen and served from trays, as they circulated around the room. Hot Chocolate and Cider was serve yourself from the stations in the upstairs hallway, which was set up along with a table for gifts. None of these glogged the traffic flow. Attendance may have been just over 100 people, but they had planned on 200 guests. It was a beautiful warm wedding, even though the weather was bitterly cold. For an extra fee, the couple staffed the tour of the jail, for the curiosity of the guests!

Visited December 2013
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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“History Buffs Will Like This”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Took the tour [free with a suggested donation at the end]. A pleasant and informative gal took us around. The tour started out with a 15 minute video on the history of the place. If you like history and architecture, it is worth the hour of your time. From April to Oct. guided tours are available on the hour 11-3:00.

Visited August 2013
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Kansas City
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“Amazing history and restoration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Great tour of this historic courthouse. We decided to take the tour once we had driven by it on the narrated Trolley tour. Well worth the hour if you've got it. The restoration alone is worth seeing. All done locally. Makes you appreciate the rest of the restoration going on in the town.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing place for a wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Both my mother and brother got married here. My mom over 15 years ago and my brother 4 years back now. I love the elegance of the place. Beautiful views. Great location. Might be a possibility when I get married.

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