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James Dean Junction

Junction 41 and 46, Cholame NOT Morro Bay!, Morro Bay, CA
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in Morro Bay
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Mar 9, 2014
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Morro Bay, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

It is a nice memorial that was put up to remember the site of James Dean's fatal car wreck from taking a corner too fast. The corner is visible. There is various memorabilia, post cards, etc and it is a quick stop to see and get a quick sandwich inside the cafe.

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Morro Bay, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is what I suppose you could call a dedication area at Jack Ranch Cafe on Route 41, but it's not really where the accident happened. I suppose if you happen to be driving by, it's interesting to check out, but not worth a special trip, that's for sure.

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La Canada, California
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87 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I don't understand why Tripadvisor lists this as an attraction in Morro Bay...It's over fifty miles away from Morro Bay in the California coastal mountain range. There's really not much here...there's a memorial plaque that talks about James Dean and his crash (which happened about a mile or so down the road). There's a nearby restaurant that has James Dean... More

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San Luis Obispo
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Have you seen those plaques that say, "On this spot on such-and-such-date nothing happened"? Well, in this case there's not even a spot to put the plaque. As another has pointed out, it's nowhere NEAR Morro Bay (TripAdvisor lists it as a Morro Bay attraction). This is a fairly dangerous "minimalist" intersection in the middle of nowhere with a long... More

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Sedalia, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Just stumbled onto it. Nice bit of trivia. Worth seeing and in midst of some wonderful agricultural areas of SW California

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Clovis, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

This memorial be on the way to Morro Bay but it is nowhere near Morro Bay as far as an activity to do in Morro Bay.

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Marina, California
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Just Southwest of the junction of Highways 41 and 46 is the little spot along the road called Jack Ranch Cafe. If you have the time, be sure to stop in and look at all the memorabilia posted on the walls, check out the gift shop and even have a meal.

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