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Address: 425 N. Main Street, Fairmount, IN 46928
Phone Number: 765 948-3326
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Fairmount, Indiana
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Fairmount, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

Thank Barry H
Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after we visited the grave site to grab some memorabilia and was happy we did. Very nice shop lots of James Dean related items and other nostalgic things. The guy working the counter,Lenny? Was a wealth of knowledge in the area and just a great conversationalist.

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West Chester, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Not sure why this museum is first in ranking over the History Museum down the street - this museum has an incredible amount of JD worldwide items. Lots of one of a kind things from Japan and other countries. If you are looking more for his personal effects, you need to go to the historical museum down the street. Still... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This gallery is a must experience for those who are James Dean fans or curious about his life. The gallery doesn't charge admission and relies upon donations and sales. The staff are all volunteers, very knowledgeable and helpful. They were quick to give you a map and point out areas of interest. The gallery itself is filled with a lot... More 

Thank Rick B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect when I drove up to the Gallery, but my expectations were met in a big way! I didn't know anything about James Dean and honestly never watched a single movie. However, I bought all three and a couple other souvenirs because you simply get caught up in the coolness of who James Dean was.... More 

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New Harmony, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I have been visiting the James Dean Gallery for over 25 years. It is an extensive, well maintained and visually pleasing collection of Dean memorabilia. Owners David Loehr and Lenny Prussack make visiting Fairmount, Indiana an enriching lifetime experience!

Thank Roadqueen21
Fairmount, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Located in an old home on Main Street, James Dean Gallery is a place you will surely want to visit. Established in the 1980's (I think), the owners, David Loehr and Lenny Prussick have collected a huge amount of James Dean memorabilia. The gift shop has a lot of interesting items as well. You won't find any bigger "Deaners" anywhere.... More 

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Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. David More 

Farina, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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 !

Thank Sandy G
Santa Monica, California
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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.

Thank ElleBeInLA

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