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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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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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]
Birthplace of Michael Jackson

Underwhelming. Large stone memorial no longer there. The only way to tell it was MJ's home is because it's the nicest looking one in the neighborhood with a metal fence around it.

[E. Ross, 03/22/2021]

This one-time eagerly anticipated attraction-shrine has been in its current state of unsatisfying limbo for over three years.


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