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Humble memorial

Drove to Gary, Indiana specially to see MJs family home. My kid is MJ obsessed so this was a Xmas... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
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Interesting place in Gary

Stopped by here on the drive from Chicago to Michigan. Very interesting little house and I’m quite... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
South Miami, Florida
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2300 Jackson St, Gary, IN 46407-3050
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There really is nothing else to see but this house in the area. I wouldn't suggest a planned visit unless you are passing through and are nearby. It is interesting to see how so many people could have lived in such a small house.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Drove to Gary, Indiana specially to see MJs family home. My kid is MJ obsessed so this was a Xmas surprise for him. Abit disappointed to learn of the memorial plaque having been removed but the whiteboard offered a little spark for my kid who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Nice place to stop in and visit while passing thru to Chicago from Michigan. Sad reminder of Michael being gone.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

First of all... there is no reason to be scared about Gary! We took the chance to visit the place on our way from Chicago to Indianapolis... otherwise I wouldn‘t recommend it... it‘s really just a House with a few signs that Jackson lived there!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Heutroechner
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here on the drive from Chicago to Michigan. Very interesting little house and I’m quite amazed how so many people lived in such a tiny house. There’s no tours in the gates were locked so it’s just a place where you can take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank lawesb
Reviewed September 6, 2018

this place is beautiful, and peacefull too. i miss michael very very much, i have not really got over his passing like all fans i guess..my mom was a jackson five fan and seen them live when michael was only 8 years old, she had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Coastal418025
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Fixed up nicely. Sad that the plaque was removed from front yard by family. They should put it back!!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Claudia T
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is a Photo-Stop and move on. There is really nothing to see but a gated house. There are a few plaques and a place to leave a message on a white-board. Bring your own marker - the one their is dry. If passing by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The house an yard are nicely kept. However, surrounding area not good! I wouldn't recommend anyone to waste their time!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Belinda E
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It is a small house, the size of a 2-car garage. Don't know how you could raise a large family in this environment, even more amazing when you could get your kids to sing about it in public. Over-rated but if you wish to touch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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March 31, 2018|
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
March 31, 2018|
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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