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James Dean Gallery

425 N Main St, Fairmount, IN 46928
+1 765-948-3326
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James Dean

It is about 5 miles off I-69 in the town of Fairmount, IN. Nice, small, little town. The James... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
JeffreyTravel
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Clarkston, Michigan
James Dean Fans a must

If you are a James Dean fan, you'll definitely want to check this out. They have lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Tammy B
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Kokomo, Indiana
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The James Dean Gallery is a Museum Exhibit and Gift Shop housed in a beautifully restored 1903 Victorian Home on tree lined North Main Street in the legendary actor's hometown of Fairmount, Indiana. The extensive Museum Exhibit fills several rooms and chronicles the boyhood days growing up in Fairmount right through the Hollywood Years and the tragic car accident that claimed his life at age 24. There is also a screening room which shows rare James Dean film clips continuously.A Fun, interesting and informative Attraction for Family members of all ages!A FREE map is given to visitors showing other points of interest in Fairmount including James Dean's Gravesite and the Boyhood Home.The James Dean Gallery is Open Every Day from 9am to 6pm, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.Admission is FREE, and Donations are gratefully accepted
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“grew up” (4 reviews)
“his life” (4 reviews)
“grave site” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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425 N Main St, Fairmount, IN 46928
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+1 765-948-3326
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

It is about 5 miles off I-69 in the town of Fairmount, IN. Nice, small, little town. The James Dean Gallery is in the middle of town. Very easy to find. Not much parking but the Gallery is Free Admission. Nice gentleman greeted us and...More

Thank JeffreyTravel
Reviewed 1 September 2017

If you are a James Dean fan, you'll definitely want to check this out. They have lots of memorabilia and it's very interesting!

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Learning about the museum on Crusing Indiana. Very nice small museum with a lot of James Dean memorabilia. They provide a map of other spots in Fairmont associated with his life.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Free museum. A good supplement to the Historical Museum which may have more important items. Host was very kind in explaining Museum and the area. A nice part of the James Dean trail!

1  Thank spikenails
FairmountDeaner55, Manager at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks, Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Called in here, and was very surprised and impressed at how much James Dean memorabilia it had. From buying souvenirs, to looking through glass cases crammed full of interesting artefacts about James B. Dean. Also a short film show, from when he did TV appearances....More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Lenny provides such great information that you will find yourself wanting to stay and talk for hours, which we did. Great small little gallery in James Dean home town that has many unique display items. Photos that I had not seen before. Another great Hoosier...More

1  Thank Tammy R
FairmountDeaner55, Manager at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Great! Thanks... Glad you enjoyed your visit! Lenny

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I'm from Australia and had heard about this place over the past almost 2 years on Instagram and had always wanted to visit. It's about an hour and 15 minutes out of Indiana, but once you get there, this place will blow your mind away....More

Thank Nick B
FairmountDeaner55, Owner at James Dean Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

Glad you enjoyed it Nick! Hope to see you again! David

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Neat collection of James dean items, very helpful staff,w provide a map showing all James dean historical stops in the town

Thank madmax1965
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small town legend museum don't expect big time museum but fun to see while in town. The guys that own live there as well.

Thank aestep
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Single-stop place to know everything about James Dean. Great place! Located in the heart of Fairmount. I highly recommend this place

1  Thank Barry H
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Jerilyn B
21 August 2016|
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Response from FairmountDeaner55 | Property representative |
Hi, We first opened the back area with the side door entrance in 1988 and then opened up the front area in Sept of 1990. That story sounds familiar... thanks
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KimmyK6583
14 June 2015|
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Response from FairmountDeaner55 | Property representative |
There is no admission, but there is a jug where you can make a donation on the way out if you care to...
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ValTJBD55
29 December 2014|
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Response from FairmountDeaner55 | Property representative |
There is a nice private guest house with 2 bedrooms that will be available.
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