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Good for a quick stop if you are in the area

We stopped quickly on our road trip last month. We weren't sure what to expect of the neighborhood... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
96skb
Humble home and worth it for a real fan

House is small with small plaques on the ground. No tours, just an opportunity for a photo op and... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
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2300 Jackson St, Gary, IN 46407-3050
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Belinda E
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped quickly on our road trip last month. We weren't sure what to expect of the neighborhood after reading all the reviews, but it was less 'scary' and more 'sad' than some reviews had us believe. It seems like such a forgotten area. We...More

2  Thank 96skb
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

If you want to SEE where the Jackson’s once lived and the community that the house NOW resides in, this drive is for you. You are not allowed INSIDE the house but you are able to take as many pictures as you would like OUTSIDE...More

2  Thank Nyree C
Reviewed 22 June 2018

If you are interested in MJJ as a person, in his music and history, you should have looked at his birthplace. It was a nice experience for me. The house is really small, but well preserved. The garden is well maintained, here and there are...More

5  Thank Luzifer1969
Reviewed 21 June 2018

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

2  Thank LetsB-out
Reviewed 2 June 2018 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

10  Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 8 April 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
Reviewed 28 March 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

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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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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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