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Gary, Indiana: Birthplace of Michael Jackson

Fenced-in tiny ranch house at the southwest corner of 23rd Ave. and Jackson St. An impressive granite memorial in the yard disappeared in Oct. 2017; now there's just a white board for messages hanging on the fence.

Address:
2300 Jackson St., Gary, IN
Directions:
I-80/94 exit 10. Drive north on Broadway for four blocks, turn left onto W. 23rd Ave. for six blocks. On the left, just past Jackson St.
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Gary, Indiana - Down Towns: Gary, Indiana as Tourist Mecca
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."

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Fan notes to Michael Jackson.

Birthplace of Michael Jackson

The lock collection on the birthplace home fence is growing, and all the signs are filled with signatures and well wishes.

[Luv2RV, 09/16/2023]
Birthplace of Michael Jackson

No memorial stone anymore, but inside each gate there are plaques on the ground. The front of the fence has a lock collection starting and the side has white boards to sign.

[KT, 11/23/2022]
Birthplace of Michael Jackson

Less than five minutes right off I-80. Easy to find. It's definitely not in a good neighborhood, though. Still worth swinging by to check out. This house and the one next to it is very well-maintained. We did not get out of our car. We just stopped in front and took a couple of pictures and kept going.

[Matt, 09/30/2022]

Jackson family house.

Birthplace of Michael Jackson

I'm glad that that I went, although it's not a nice neighborhood. When I was there a handful of others were visiting as well. Later in the day, elsewhere in Indiana, I met a gentleman who told me that Mrs. Jackson still owns the house and the house next door, and visits every so often.

[Roadtrip18, 08/24/2021]

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