Ella Sharp Park, 2800 4th Street, Jackson, MI, .
Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History, 3225 4th Street, Jackson, MI, ☎ 517-787-2320, . Five galleries, including the Midwest's finest wildlife art collection, Ella Sharp's 19th century farmhouse, Ella's Granary Restaurant, and a beautiful Museum campus await visitors inside the Ella Sharp Park.
The Cascades Falls, 1992 Warren Avenue, Jackson, MI. 11 am-11pm. Located on Warren Avenue, this park occupies 465 acres and contains the illuminated Cascades, a giant waterfall and six fountains over which water tumbles in continually changing patterns. There also is a small museum depicting the history of Cascades Falls, two golf courses, tennis courts, a picnic area, lagoons, paddleboats, batting cages and a miniature golf course.
Spring Arbor University is located 8 miles from Jackson and is a small, Christian liberal arts university. There are frequent musical, theatrical, and athletic events at Spring Arbor University, many of them free.
Marshall, 32 miles west of Jackson, is the quintessential American hometown. It is full of lovely Victorian homes and shops that have been beautifully restored. In addition to being home to a number of small museums and antique shops, it hosts the Historic Home Tour every September. Other festivals are held throughout the year.
Lansing, the capital of Michigan, is located 38 miles north of Jackson.
Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, is located 37 miles east of Jackson.