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Address: 200 South Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501-2405
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+1 775-328-3110

More marriage licenses have been issued in this courthouse than any other...

More marriage licenses have been issued in this courthouse than any other courthouse of its size in the United States. Completed in 1912, still in use today, it was designed by noted Nevada architect Frederick J. DeLongchamps in the neo-classical style and has several ornate features. Many famous people received their wedding licenses and divorce decrees in this old courthouse.

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Erie old Courthouse

Is it haunted? Probably. Lots of history in these walls. Its neat to walk around and see the murals and the architecture. I love walking in this old building and feel its... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Is it haunted? Probably. Lots of history in these walls. Its neat to walk around and see the murals and the architecture. I love walking in this old building and feel its heart.

Thank NNGHJeadene
Danville, Illinois
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you love old buildings and wonderful architecture, then the Washoe County Courthouse is one that you need to see. Like so many that were built in the days that didn't have modern equipment, it makes you think about how it could have been done. I don't know technical terms but do know this is one beautiful building just brimming... More 

Thank Kandi Z
Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You may get justice here or you may not.Remember each state has their own interpretation of the law.

Thank 31999x51
Los Angeles, California
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968 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is an absolutely beautiful historical courthouse, and it's part of the really nice downtown walk

Meaford Ontario
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Easy accessible and extremely convenient...great customer service! We even went back the next day to get two certified copies and the service was not only fast but they were also extremely pleasant to deal with!

Thank nuttyelvis
New York City, New York
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5,439 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 743 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Hey really nice old building. It's well-kept and looks great. They've kept up on it really nicely. Worth a look. Just south of the river.

Thank Bernardo F
Branson, Missouri
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a very beautiful courthouse. Lots of history right in one building such as all the divorces that were filed in the 1900s!

Thank Amy B
Rio Linda, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Very pleased with our experience.Very professional and pleasant. Best services we've had. Very friendly and not at all time consuming

Thank amandablane30
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

The building used to also house the County Clerk, but they moved out a couple years back to the County administrative Building. It was famous for getting marriage licenses - especially on Feb 14th. security is pretty high, as it IS a court house.

Thank Marianne R
Reno, Nevada
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Yes you can just walk by the front and appreciate the architecture. This was the backdrop for The Misfits with Clarke Gable, Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe and more. Use the side entrance to go inside. It's worth it.

Thank Rob A

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