Experience Jackson during the cooler months

Now that the weather is cooling down, and it actually feels like autumn… here are some of our favorite places to take the whole family – and stay warm!

Make it through the colder months by getting off the couch and experiencing your home town with us. Here are some K-105.3 tested and approved activities for fall & winter. Hope this helps!


Take the kids skating! Let them get some exercise on the roller rink, plus there’s a full arcade and laser tag room to enjoy. It’s just a few bucks’ admission for hours of fun and exercise and centrally located at 1313 W. North St. And honestly, adults love it too! Allskate has lots of fun events and specials all the time, just visit them online at allskate.net for the latest. Stay tuned for K-105.3’s semi-annual Skate Party in the spring!


Optimist is a full service ice rink with a concessions bar, open skating, drop-in hockey, skating lessons and more. It’s located right across the street from Allskate and more information can be found at optimisticearena.com. Open skating at Optimist is also just a few bucks and, like Allskate, is available to rent for birthdays & special events too.


There are so many indoor museums in Jackson County to enjoy. You may have heard of them, but have you actually beenthere? It’s so much better actually being there to take it all in than just looking at the photos online. Step inside real prison cells at Cell Block Seven and hear the clang of the bars as they close, or take a trip through time and visit the Lost Railway Museum or the Waterloo Farm Museum. Experience Jackson has a full museum guide to help you along the way! Check it out here: http://www.experiencejackson.com/things-to-do/historic-jackson/museums


Roam around for hours, get lost inside some of Jackson’s great antique shops, and take home some treasures! Start with Antique Mercantile on Hupp St., they’re open Tuesday through Sunday. Then make your way over to Jackson Antique Mall on the corner of Pearl St. and N. Jackson St. downtown. Peruse several floors and tons of vendors’ worth of antiques and custom items… and when you’ve worked up an appetite, grab some French-style crepes at City Crepes, or a hearty lunch at Nite Lite or Grand River Brewery just around the corner.

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