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Downtown Jackson

Jackson is a city in Jackson County in the state of Michigan.

Get in[edit]

Jackson Amtrak Station

Jackson is served with passenger rail by Amtrak and its Wolverine train, with multiple daily departures between Chicago and Pontiac. 1 Jackson station is located at 501 E Michigan Ave.

Get around[edit]


Map of Jackson (Michigan)
  • Ella Sharp Park, 2800 4th St.
  • 1 Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History, 3225 4th Street, +1 517 787-2320, . Five galleries, including the Midwest's finest wildlife art collection, Ella Sharp's 19th-century farmhouse, Ella's Granary Restaurant, and a beautiful Museum campus await visitors inside the Ella Sharp Park. Ella Sharp Museum (Q30258011) on Wikidata Ella Sharp Museum on Wikipedia
  • 2 The Cascades Falls, 1992 Warren Ave. 11AM-11PM. This park occupies 465 acres and contains the illuminated Cascades, a giant waterfall and six fountains over which water tumbles in continually changing patterns. There also is a small museum depicting the history of Cascades Falls, two golf courses, tennis courts, a picnic area, lagoons, paddle boats, batting cages and a miniature golf course. Cascade Falls (Q5048129) on Wikidata Cascade Falls (Jackson, Michigan) on Wikipedia
  • 3 Jackson College, 2111 Emmons Rd, +1 517 787-0800. Jackson College (Q6116999) on Wikidata Jackson College on Wikipedia




  • The Parlour, Wildwod Ave at Daniel Road. Pleasant, somewhat "old-fashioned" ice cream parlour with delicious and generous servings of a variety of sundaes, sodas, shakes, etc. Many flavors to choose from. A Jackson, Mich. tradition. Opened in 1944.
  • Hinckley's Bakery (Hinkley's Donuts), 700 S Blackstone St, Jackson, MI 49203. Award winning donuts



Go next[edit]

  • Spring Arbor University is located 8 miles from Jackson and is a small, Christian liberal arts university. There are frequent musical, theatrical, and athletic events at Spring Arbor University, many of them free.
  • Marshall, 32 miles west of Jackson, is the quintessential American hometown. It is full of lovely Victorian homes and shops that have been beautifully restored. In addition to being home to a number of small museums and antique shops, it hosts the Historic Home Tour every September. Other festivals are held throughout the year.
  • Lansing the capital of Michigan, is 38 miles north of Jackson.
  • Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, is located 37 miles east of Jackson.
Routes through Jackson
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KalamazooMarshall  W I-94.svg E  ChelseaAnn Arbor
Mackinaw CityLansing  N US 127.svg S  → Jct W US 12.svg E → Jct US 223.svg EBryan
LowellEaton Rapids  W M-50.svg E  → Jct W US 12.svg E → Jct N M-52.svg SDundeeMonroe

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