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Michael Jackson Family Home

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Address: 2300 Jackson St, Gary, IN 46407-3050

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I understand Michael Jackson now!!!

To be honest I was not a big Michael Jackson fan. I went because my good old friend Sinclair told me about it and I dont regret it. Since I went to the house I understand better... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to stop by on our way through Gary, and I'm glad we did. It is easy to find, and it was interesting to see what the neighborhood was like. The house itself is gated, but we were able to drive around it and get out to take a few pictures. It's pretty amazing that a family of 11(?)... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful small home but the surrounding neighborhood is really run down. They have no tours of the home, all you can do is look from the outside. Hopefully that will change in the future.

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Thank Julio R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

To be honest I was not a big Michael Jackson fan. I went because my good old friend Sinclair told me about it and I dont regret it. Since I went to the house I understand better all the music produced by MJ. Huge fan since!!!!!

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Thank andrewlegbad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I became an avid MJ fan from the time that I was 5 years old. I passed this love for him on to my 11 year old daughter. We only went by to take pics from the outside; as I didn't realize that we could actually go in at the time. An employee saw us and beckoned us to come... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Nice to stop by and see where he grew up on a ride past Gary. Town in in shambles and doesn't feel very safe. Well maintained and fenced around the house. Not really anything to see. Cant go inside either.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

OK, in fairness, I don't think this exhibit is set up to be a museum. Still, the entire block is filled with box-shaped house just like this one. At least it is still in good shape, not burned up or falling down.

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Thank DelwynC
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I miss Michael! Loved the memorial. Very moving. However, the overall neighborhood is in poor condition. I think Michael, whom often showed more concerned for others than himself would have asked the city to spend the money on the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A small house a little bit over 600sqf the place where Michael Jackson lived in his childhood. Very well maintained but not too much else. The staff not very helpful and the cost a little bit high.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a small house with a gated yard and a memorial out front. That's pretty much it. And the town of Gary is depressingly abandoned looking, with lots of empty lots and closed businesses. This place is more about sentimental value, and maybe using your imagination, than it is about actually seeing anything special there now. It's worth the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Dont think about visiting the 'museum' you will only see the outside. Its noth worth the 10$. Just browse the neighborhood Which is Pretty nice. The People in the museum cant even tell anything...... Horrible. ...

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