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James Dean Memorial

Intersection 41 & 46, Cholame, CA 93461
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Solemn Visit

He was so young--just 24 and along this stretch of road James Dean died. The memorial is... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Karyn B
La Crescenta, California
via mobile
James Dean Memorial April 2017

After trying to google specific directions to this location we drove about a hour and 15 minutes... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
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  • Average38%
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17 Jun 2017
“Solemn Visit”
22 Apr 2017
“James Dean Memorial April 2017”
Intersection 41 & 46, Cholame, CA 93461
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

He was so young--just 24 and along this stretch of road James Dean died. The memorial is beautiful, hard to turn in and out of, but worth the stop.

Thank Karyn B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

After trying to google specific directions to this location we drove about a hour and 15 minutes out our way to find it. Hope this will help and prevent you from the same mistakes. First there is 2 places where HWY 41 and HWY 46...More

Thank Gary_Val_AZ
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The food is excellent & the people are great!! The portions are very large & the menu selection is great!!

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This memorial is in the parking lot of a little restaurant along Hwy 46. A very modern memorial to a very classic guy.

1  Thank JenJen1865
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We were riding our motorcycles on back roads and came to this junction, good place to get off and stretch Here is a small monument commemorating the fatal crash of James Dean in his Porsche. Tragic end to an up and coming young actor. A...More

3  Thank vintagetrailer
Reviewed 19 May 2016

It's a site for sure. I got chills when we stopped. A huge piece of history here. Worth the detour to see.

3  Thank Fernand0001
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We did a last-minute change to our road trip itinerary. Instead of heading back towards LA (which is the direction we came from) we decided to head to Bakersfield cross country (Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Lost Hills, etc) and...More

1  Thank Jutebox1
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is near the crash site of James Byron Dean the actor that stared in 3 movies yet became an icon of the 50's. This site has a couple of brass plaques that give some explanation of who he was and commemorates a tree that...More

Thank Tboss
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Although barely marked along State Route 41, and 30 miles E of Paso Robles, there is a sad historic exhibit next to a small cafe on the NW side of the highway that invites the curious to stop by and view some mementos. James Dean,...More

2  Thank MonkeyOnTheWing
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We were told we would travel past this Junction on the way back to Vegas from Pacific Coast. For some morbid reason I just wanted to see what view Mr Dean must have enjoyed on that famous traffic disaster. I can fully understand how his...More

2  Thank tourerBrighton
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