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Address: 425 N. Main Street, Fairmount, IN 46928
Phone Number: 765 948-3326
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Description: 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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Fascinating for James Dean fans!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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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 

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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.

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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+

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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

There is literally no place like the James Dean Gallery. The owners/operators have built this amazing attraction with pure heart and soul over the last 20+ years. For James Dean fans, its a mecca. Amazing collection of Dean owned items, Dean worn items, artwork, movie props, and so so so much more. For fans of American roots, kitche, and road... More 

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Fairmount, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

David and Lenny, have done an amazing job on this collection and tribute to James Dean, worth the time and travel!

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I've been one of the Gallery family since the 1990s. David Loehr and Lenny Prussack are the most welcoming hosts you ever met. Regular visitors come for breakfasts, picnics and holiday events. The collection has changed locations (in part) from time to time, but it is all back in Fairmount now. Watch rare video clips in the viewing room, learn... More 

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Frankfort, in
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you have a little time and enjoy museums, you would enjoy looking around and the owner will tell you about his life. While his life got cut short at 24 and died in 1955. It did make a few movies. While I was 3 when he died, it was interesting to see and hear about his life. There's also... More 

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Additional Information about James Dean Gallery

Address: 425 N. Main Street, Fairmount, IN 46928
Phone Number: 765 948-3326
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fairmount
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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