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Address: 425 N. Main Street, Fairmount, IN 46928
Phone Number: 765 948-3326
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The James Dean Gallery is a Museum Exhibit and Gift Shop housed in a...

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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James Dean Fan

Have been going too the James Dean fall ar show for over 20 years, stop and visit museums and places of interest. People always friendly,many things too see and hear about James... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sandy G
Farina, Illinois
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Farina, Illinois
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going too the James Dean fall ar show for over 20 years, stop and visit museums and places of interest. People always friendly,many things too see and hear about James dean, also the curator of Garfield The Cat !

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Santa Monica, California
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Don't miss this charming, and extensive, gallery- completely devoted to James Dean fans. This is an oasis for all fans, and the nadir for Deaners. You could spend hours viewing the collection.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I have always been a Fan!! James Dean passed away 9/30/55 & I was born 9/30/55. Being raised in Anderson, Indiana, I went to the Gallery more than once & always always bought memoriabilia. I have a Collection room of James Dean & never get tired of looking at it. R.I.P. James Dean

Thank Jamesdeanforever
Dalton, Georgia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As a long-time James Dean fan, this Gallery did not disappoint. Full of memorabilia and information. Knowledgeable and friendly proprietor. Fun gifts to purchase. Clean. Top notch.

2 Thank ConnieHallScott
Jefferson City, Missouri
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I've been a fan of James Dean for 4 years (I'm a young fan) and I absolutely loved this place! The men who run it are very nice, talked to us and helped us take pictures outside! The gallery has mostly knick knacks and memorabilia but they did have a lot of personal photos of Jimmy's youth and they even... More 

1 Thank Laurynk15
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you are a fan of James Dean or just nostalgic for the mid 20th century, a visit to Fairmount and this museum is a must. There is much in Fairmount that is very similar to the way it was in the 1950's (unfortunately, not the high school) and it is very easy to immerse yourself in all things James... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Fairmount Indiana is a little out of the way but the James Dean Gallery is a MUST SEE for cinema buffs especially. The road trip from Chicago actually gives you a nice perspective on what a "small town kid" James Dean was. The town is practically unchanged, almost "Mayberry". The people at the Gallery are welcoming and enthusiastic fans of... More 

3 Thank JeanneT059
Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The entire town and surrounding areas are wonderful. Be sure to go the James Dean Gallery and his gravesite. This town is a must see. Try to go during the James Dean Festival in late September.

4 Thank colin92
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

While visiting James Dean's hometown of Fairmount, IN, it was a 'must see' to visit the James Dean Gallery. It has lots of cool James Dean items and a great gift shop with all types of James Dean items. The staff was welcoming, friendly and offered lots of good James Dean information during our Fairmount visit. A+

2 Thank John A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

I think that I speak for any fan of James Dean that this place is a must see!! It's Jimmy heaven!!! I've been visiting for only 3 years, but I intend to visit for many more to come. As soon as you step onto their beautiful porch, you get an overwhelming feeling of love and gratitude. Such warm and inviting... More 

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