Jackson's rented Holmby Hills mansion is already a regular stop for Starline Tours, whose bus had been in front of the home when paramedics transported Jackson to the hospital last Thursday. And Dearly Departed, a tour company that offers a Hollywood Tragical History Tour, told the Los Angeles Times that it plans to add the home to its lineup as well.
About an hour's drive north of Los Angeles, the county-owned Vasquez Rocks Natural Area & Nature Center is a popular hiking area that's served as a backdrop for dozens of films — including Jackson's "Black or White" video, where it was a stand-in for Africa.
• Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland:More than 2,000 fans attended a tribute here Sunday, and the museum plans to bolster its permanent display of Jackson items with a Memorial Wall featuring photos from his early career and additional pieces from his personal collection. Among them: A jacket Jackson sported during the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards, when he exchanged a lengthy smooch with then-fiancé Lisa Marie Presley.
•Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin:Jackson sparked worldwide outrage (and, later, a twisted Internet game) when he held his nine-month-old son, Prince Michael II (aka "Blanket") over the balcony of his fourth-floor, presidential suite in 2002.
But the Adlon isn't the only hotel associated with offbeat behavior from Wacko Jacko: In 2006, notes Concierge.com, he reportedly asked London's Hempel Hotel that an 18-foot wall be built to ensure his privacy. During a recent stay at London's Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, meanwhile, the London Evening Standard wrote that Jackson requested bowls full of Haibo gummy candies, a large mirror, and a giant xylophone.
•Iowa State Fair, Des Moines:Moo-ve over, Daisy. Famous for its annual butter cow, the Iowa State Fair is adding a butter sculpture this year in honor of the Gloved One. Both the jersey butter cow and the singer's likeness will be on display in a 40-degree cooler throughout the fair, which runs Aug. 13-23. And yes, organizers say, there's a genuine Jackson connection to the Hawkeye State: He gave two state fair performances with the Jackson 5 in 1971.
•Legoland California, Carlsbad, Calif.:Model builders are creating a four-inch tall Jackson, complete with white glove and red leather jacket, in the "Miniland Southern California" section of the San Diego area theme park. Art will imitate life: The mini Michael will be exiting a limo at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, with paparazzi in pursuit.