Experience Jackson

141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
Ye Old Carriage Shop

Jackson, MI Area Attractions

From museums featuring local art and history, to the natural settings that abound in the area, Jackson County has something for everyone. Below are just a few of the attractions found in the Jackson area. Find what interests you, then start planning your visit!

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Prison History

The appeal of a prison story is nothing new! From Shawshank Redemption to Orange is the New Black to Making of a Murder, we all love a good story of... » Read more on Prison History

The Cascades

The Cascades, also known as the Cascade Falls, are one of Jackson’s most unique and spectacular attractions. Visitors gaze at the twinkling lights while enjoying a variety of... » Read more on The Cascades

Historic Sites

If you love unexpected adventure, then Jackson, Michigan is your place. Jackson has a number of beautifully preserved historical sites and buildings for visitors to uncover while discovering spectacular architecture,... » Read more on Historic Sites


Fine art exhibits, a fully-furnished 19th century home that brings history to life and dozens of world-record whitetail deer buck racks are among the unique and eclectic displays waiting to... » Read more on Museums

The Arts

See the art scene in Jackson, Michigan.  Galleries, exhibits, theaters and the symphony make for a terrific atmosphere for our guests who are in the mood for an artistic... » Read more on The Arts


Jackson, Michigan is packed with hands on excitement year-round. Through spring and summer and into the fall and winter; Jackson is the place for both indoor and outdoor recreational activities.... » Read more on Activities

Vineyards and Wineries

The Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail region is a great place to spend a few hours … or a few days! Relax, savor our wines, stop for some antiquing, and... » Read more on Vineyards and Wineries

Parks, Lakes and Nature

Jackson County contains an abundance of natural settings; from parks to lakes, there is an area for the nature lover at any spot in the county. Spend an afternoon in... » Read more on Parks, Lakes and Nature

Farms, Fields and Forests

If you’re interested in interactive farm and wildlife activities, we’ve got information on many different local farms. Explore nature at wildlife sanctuaries or environmental centers. Learn... » Read more on Farms, Fields and Forests


If you prefer to be a spectator, Jackson will get your heart pumping. From one of the country's premier racing facilities, the Michigan International Speedway, to the go-kart... » Read more on Sports