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Things to do and places to go in Jackson, Michigan are the focus of this portion of our guide.

Local attractions and events, such as art galleries, libraries, museums, historical places, and theaters are appropriate for this category, along with concerts, fairs, festivals, and other events. Sports teams, programs, and facilities, as well as entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities, whether operated through the city's parks and recreation department, a local school system, community organization, or as a private entity, such as a bowling alley.

The Ella Sharp Museum is situated on land that was once a farm owned by Ella Sharp, an early community leader in Jackson. She willed her farm to the city as space for a park and museum. Sharp Park opened in 1919, and the museum opened in 1965. Another Jackson museum is on the grounds of the State Prison of Southern Michigan. Part of the penitentiary until 2007, Cell Block 7 allows visitors to visit the same cells, and walk the same corridors as some of the state's most hardened criminals.

The Michigan Theatre is the largest theater ever built in downtown Jackson. Opened in 1930, it featured vaudeville and movies. After a period of vacancy, it is now in the process of being restored, while hosting classic films, art films, live theater, concerts, and other events. Center Stage Jackson was formed in 2000 through the merger of the Clark Lake Players and the Jackson Civic Theater and has hosted plays, musicals, cabarets, youth singing competitions, staged readings, and other events.

Performing for more than seventy years, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra offers five Signature Series Concerts each year

These are just a few of the attractions and events that may be found in this category.



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