Uniquely Jackson

Pique your interest with these one-of-a-kind spots around Jackson.

The Cascades, also known as Cascade Falls, has stood as a symbol of Jackson for over 85 years, the colors in its cascading waterfalls as unique as the city’s personality. An appreciation for the arts is always around you, evident at Art 634 studios, Michigan Theatre and Armory Arts; art is even in the architecture in Downtown Jackson, check out this 1920s Architecture Self-Guided Walking Tour! Religious artistry is easy to spot at St. Demetrius Orthodox Church, graced with floor-to-ceiling Byzantine frescoes. Stand in the shadow of Louise Nevelson's 30-foot Summer Night Tree sculpture for a steely glimpse of abstract art. Or make your way down to the CP Federal City Square featuring the Glidden Parker Mural, a concert stage for live music or outdoor movies in the summer.

 For a touch of quirkiness, swing by the giant Paul Bunyan statue in front of Knutson’s Sporting Goods or use clues to make your daring escape at EpIQ Escapes. Stop by Nostalgia Ink and browse an impressive comic book selection, then head to an outdoor movie in our new downtown park to see all your favorite characters come to life. And of course, transportation is always close by at the Jackson County Airport or Jackson Station, the oldest continually operating passenger train station in the country.

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