Gary, Indiana: Birthplace of Michael JacksonA tiny weathered ranch house at the southwest corner of 23rd Ave. and Jackson St. Similar in its humbleness to the birthplace of Elvis -- another postmortem pop deity.
Birthplace of Michael Jackson: Gary, Indiana is unlikely to make anyone's list of the world's most idyllic vacation spots. But two enterprising Chicago entrepreneurs have convinced scores of music-loving tourists to undertake a four-hour peek at the bleak by booking a spot on their "King of Pop Hometown Tour." [12/01/2009] Complete Story...
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The home now has a large granite memorial outside, and the windows are all shuttered. Property is kept up beautifully while many surrounding homes are burned out/condemned.[Rachel Ford, 08/10/2014]
Worthwhile visit. Make sure to make the trip during the day. Town is full of abandoned and boarded up homes and businesses. Also missing/changed street signs add an additional navigation challenge.[Karen and Matt, 02/13/2011]
Worth a stop, and probably a detour, just to appreciate how modest (and that's being generous) the Jackson family beginnings were... Makes for a pretty amazing American story once you can appreciate its start.[Jason & Mary Berry, 02/14/2010]