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“A must see.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Presidio County Courthouse

Presidio County Courthouse
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Marfa
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Sarasota, Florida
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166 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A must see.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Visit the Presidio County Courthouse. You can't miss it as it occupies a place of prominence in town. But go inside during business hours and explore. Even if you're not an architectural history buff you'll appreciate the nineteenth century details which still remain. And you can climb all the way to the top and get a great view.

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English first
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We visited on a Monday during spring break. The observation room at the top was closed. We wandered around the courthouse floors without seeing anyone. The rotunda is beautiful and interesting. We saw a court room which was classic old style. The visitors center said the view from the top is not to be missed.

Visited March 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Take pictures/video”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Picturesque. Take pictures from all angles. Do take some morning and evening shots to catch it from different lighting.

Visited January 2013
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Austin
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187 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely restoration, be sure to go to the top”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

This is a very traditional Texas courthouse. It was restored in the early 2000s and it is lovely inside. From the top floor you can a miles wide view of the area.

Visited December 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent 19th century courthouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

I really enjoyed my DIY tour of the Presidio County courthouse. It is famous in Texas and justifiably so. You can reach the cupola by taking the elevator to the third floor and then stairs up to the top. It offers a 360-degree view of Marfa and the surrounding countryside, including the Davis Mountains in the distance. The district court courtroom is available when court is not in session. An excellent example of 19th century Texas courthouses.

Visited December 2012
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