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Take a dive into our arts scene to uncover the stunning art and architecture our area holds. We have a wealth of museums that pay tribute to everything from transportation to military history and fine art. Head downtown to enjoy the dozens of murals that were painted by internationally acclaimed artists during the Bright Walls mural festival.

Here for the show

If you have an appreciation for the performing arts, then you are in for a treat. The Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s rendition of classic and popular music is unmatched. The Potter Center plays hosts to several plays and touring acts. Summers in Jackson are filled with outdoor concerts and events,

Ye Old Carriage Shop Museum

The Original Motor City

Our start in the transportation industry began with wagon wheels, but quickly evolved into the manufacturing of automobiles.  At our height, we were home to 25 auto manufacturers and have since been known as the original Motor City. Ye Ole Carriage Shop provides a first-hand look at 18 one-and-only cars that were made right here.

Jackson wasted no time leaving an impression on both state and national culture. As the birthplace of the Republican Party, we represented a turning point in the events leading up to the Civil War. A key stop on the Underground Railroad, you can trace its footsteps through town on a walking tour. Head down to Jackson Station – the oldest continually operating passenger rail station in the country – to see where so many slaves hopped on a train bound for freedom.

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