a michael jackson gary child home 10 The Chive visits Michael Jackson's childhood home in Gary, Indiana. (36 photos)

My sister Emily and friend Meghan decided the best way to cure our hangover from Saturday night’s birfamday festivities (Happy B-day Em!) was to take a road trip from Chicago to Michael Jackson’s hometown, Gary, Indiana to pay our respects to the late, great, legend. We rocked out to MJ’s greatest hits on the way there and the locals continued pumping his music from their front porches and cars once we arrived. Everyone was very nice to us and the hundreds of other “pilgrims” that found closure today in the passing of the Greatest Entertainer of all Time.