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

Get in[edit]

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]


  • Ella Sharp Park, 2800 4th Street, Jackson, MI.
  • Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History, 3225 4th Street, Jackson, MI, +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.
  • The Cascades Falls, 1992 Warren Avenue, Jackson, MI. 11 am-11pm. Located on Warren Avenue, 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, paddleboats, batting cages and a miniature golf course.




  • 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 located 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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LowellEaton Rapids  W M-50.svg E  → Jct W US 12.svg E → Jct N M-52.svg SDundeeMonroe

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