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Jackson is rich in history and heritage. The city of Jackson invite you to experience the many historic sites and tour some of the oldest homes in Michigan. Jackson was instrumental in the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, as well as being the birthplace of the Republican Party.
Outdoor activities are a favorite of Jackson natives and visitors alike. Jackson is the perfect location to hunt, fish and hike. There are hundreds of lakes, 36 city parks, 16 county parks and large tracts of state land to use for recreation. Visit wild life sanctuaries, nature centers and state recreation and wildlife management areas. If golf is your game than your in luck, golf is one of Jackson's prime recreational assets with one of the highest concentrations of golf courses in the nation, and has been rated one of the best golf values by Golf Digest. The Jackson area also produces wonderful wine from many local vineyards. The Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail region is a great place to spend your leisure time.
The Falling Waters Trail is a major east-west component of the Jackson County Regional Trail plan, connecting Cascades, Ella Sharp, Lime Lake and Swains Lake parks. It is a 10.5 mile linear non-motorized County Park enjoyed by many bikers and hikers.
Family, fun and value are key attributes in Jackson. Our cultural activities abound from symphony concerts to museums to Broadway shows and Shakespeare. Boasting historical theatres and state-of-the-art venues to see all types of performing arts, Jackson is becoming a place to be for entertainment, and with numerous festivals and celebrations, there's much to do in Jackson. Musical acts, comedy, film, theatre and dance all make their way through Jackson throughout the year and there is never a bad time to catch a show.