Winter Fun in #JacksonMI

Winter fun in Jackson? We're here to help!

Listen to a conversation about Jackson's Winter activities featuing Rachel from Experience Jackson on the Travel Michigan Radio Show! Start the audio at 9 minutes in. 

Then scroll below for a top 10 list of links and other Winter fun in #JacksonMI.

1. Go sledding down the hill at the Cascades 

You've probably heard of the beautiful, man-made fountain in #JacksonMI called the Cascades, but did you ever think about sledding down the hill it sits on? Well you can this winter, and your kids will love you for it. Make a day out of it! 

Address: 1401 S Brown St, Jackson, MI 49203 






2. Hike, Ski or Snowshoe the trails at the Dahlem Center

Nature doesn't stop in the winter! Bundle everyone up and head over to the Dahlem Center this winter for loads of fun OUTDOOR fun! They've got play structures, beautiful nature and trails on trails on trails to keep you busy! You can bring your own skis, or rent snowshoes, too!

Address: 7117 S Jackson Rd, Jackson, MI 49201 

Phone: (517) 782-3453






3. Get your game on at Tilted Arcade Bar

What's more fun than arcade games? Save up that spare change and bring the kids into the Tilted Arcade Bar in downtown Jackson for hours of fun! See who gets the high score, grab some bar snacks and your kids will be begging you to take them back.

Address: 146 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201





4. Go ice skating at Optimist Ice Arena

Unleash your inner ice princess or prince and skate around all day at Optimist Ice Arena in #JacksonMI! 

Address: 1300 W. North St. Jackson, MI 49202

Phone: (517) 783-2664







5. Roller skate & play laser tag at AllSkate Fun Center

Have an unlimited amount of fun at Allskate racing around the track to your favorite song and playing laser tag with your whole family. You'll lose track of time you'll be having so much fun!

Address: 1313 W North St Jackson, Michigan

Phone: (517) 787-8716






6. Go Bowling at JAX 60

Whether you bowl using proper technique, or widen your stance for a two handed between the legs toss, you are welcome to try for a strike at the JAX60.

Address:3501 Wildwood Ave, Jackson, MI 49202

Phone: (517) 783-2711






7. Eat ice cream at RJ's Metropolitan Ice Cream Co.

What's one thing EVERYBODY loves? That's easy - ICE CREAM! And yes, it's just as good in the winter time! Every great downtown needs an ice cream shop! Located in Downtown Jackson, choose from classic ice cream desserts like shakes, malts, root beer floats, sundaes, and more! You can sprinkle so many toppings on your specialty sundae or on your hard-serve ice cream! RJ's Metropolitan Ice Cream Co. isn't only known for their sweet treats, however. Enjoy some of the best burgers in town with a side of fries and a cup of soda at the home of the smash burger. Your family won't be disappointed with this choice - for dinner or for dessert!

Address: 135 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201



8. Catch a movie or show at the Michigan Theatre

Who doesn't love popcorn and movies in the winter time? Make a tradition out of visiting the Michigan Theatre to watch movies and indulge in popcorn and sweets. Check their website for show times and dates

Address: 124 N. Mechanic St. Jackson, MI 49201

Phone: (517) 783-0962


9. Compete Over a Good Meal

Slice n Dice Board Game Pizzeria's dining room offers 8 4-top tables, a variety of board games that you can play while you dine. If you enjoy that game, you can purchase a retail copy on your way out.

Address: 1220 W. Parnall Rd., Suite B, Jackson, MI 49201

Phone: (517) 962-2784


10. Test Your Outdoor Skills at Axe Play

Throw on your favorite flannel and test your skills at Axe Play, where throwing axes is fun and safe! Enjoy a drink along with your competitive date or family, and let the competition begin!

Address:133 W. Michigan Ave., Suite D., Jackson, Michigan

Phone: (517) 392-5553


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