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Michael Jackson Family Home

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2300 Jackson St, Gary, IN 46407-3050
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Its basically a roadside attraction...

As you've probably already read; the surrounding neighborhood is in bad shape. Also you cant walk... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LetsB-out
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not Open to Public

You can drive through a neighborhood of closed and dilapidated buildings to see this little house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melodycthomas
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“small house” (12 reviews)
“king of pop” (7 reviews)
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2300 Jackson St, Gary, IN 46407-3050
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"small house"
in 12 reviews
"humble beginnings"
in 11 reviews
"king of pop"
in 7 reviews
"mj fan"
in 6 reviews
"i'm sure"
in 4 reviews
"road trip"
in 4 reviews
"run down"
in 5 reviews
"well taken care"
in 3 reviews
"i'm glad"
in 3 reviews
"nice memorial"
in 2 reviews
"leave messages"
in 2 reviews
"grew up"
in 2 reviews
"high school"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"fence"
in 11 reviews
"neighborhood"
in 28 reviews
"fans"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

As you've probably already read; the surrounding neighborhood is in bad shape. Also you cant walk up to the house much less go inside, however, if your interested in seeing the structure that housed the humble beginnings of a family that lived to be 1...More

Thank LetsB-out
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can drive through a neighborhood of closed and dilapidated buildings to see this little house that is not open to the public. Whatever monument used to be in the yard is gone now. The town of Gary has disintegrated into a slum area. You...More

7  Thank Melodycthomas
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

House is small with small plaques on the ground. No tours, just an opportunity for a photo op and move on to the next highlight of your trip. Excited to see the home. We were happy we came! Neighborhood is fine others were out on...More

2  Thank suntrvlrgirl
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Area was so bad and run down with broken windows caved in roofs burnt out houses and burnt down buildings broken windows abandoned houses galore and a few sketchy people milling around that we turned around before getting to the dead end destination afraid to...More

Thank berrypocket
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Well don't expect much. The entire house is gated from the public. You can drive by, stop and take a picture by the gates...but that's it. Don't think you're going to peer into the house or even touch the door (lol). The property has been...More

2  Thank NickyNi
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

the outside view is eye catching, memorabilia to earmark. multiple signatures of fans (you are able to sign) property pretty well kept for spring/summer viewing. Occasional activities on site.

Thank 333rbm
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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Great visit. Was in the neighborhood. So we rolled around the neighborhood, thought about humble beginnings for the Jackson family.

1  Thank Cassie W
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Just recently I noticed that the MJ memorial in the front yard has been removed. To my knowledge, there has been no mention of where it went. It actually coincided with Janet's (my woman) time in the area performing in Chicago. I'm sure she might...More

1  Thank Andthatsthefactsjack
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see where it all began. It make for a nice stop in any Indiana road trip. We enjoyed our quick visit.

2  Thank Matanitravels
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

I've been going to that house for years. Way before Mike died I would just drive around there and feel the presence of the place. I always knew it was hallowed ground.

1  Thank Theodore M
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March 31, 2018|
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Response from Andthatsthefactsjack | Reviewed this property |
Take any bus going south on Broadway that goes at least to 23rd Avenue. Head west on 23rd Avenue appx 7 blocks and you will see the house on the Southwest corner. I would say it is safe to walk alone in the area during the... More
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esusan23
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Response from NickyNi | Reviewed this property |
I live in Chicago & I drive to Gary (when necessary). I do NOT recommend taking a bus to Gary with the intention of walking around. Gary has many deserted areas which increases the potential for crime. When you visit MJs... More
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