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Fairmount Historical Museum

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Loved this museum

We came to Fairmount for Garfield. Only one room of Garfield, but lots of vintage Garfield items... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Paragould, Arkansas
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Fantastic archive of James Dean

Just off Main Street is the Fairmount historical Museum. It houses an unbelievable array of James... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Graeme B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We came to Fairmount for Garfield. Only one room of Garfield, but lots of vintage Garfield items for sale in the gift shop. Staff (who were all volunteers) were so friendly and helpful.

Thank StephaniePillow
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Just off Main Street is the Fairmount historical Museum. It houses an unbelievable array of James Dean artefacts. From start to finish you are taken from his birth to his untimely death, with so many unique and personal objects, letters and items you will not...More

Thank Graeme B
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Of the 2 James Dean Museums in Fairmont - this place has the most "good stuff" memorabilia. In fact, most items here are on loan from family. You need to go to both because they are different and both are free except for a donation...More

1  Thank spikenails
Reviewed July 19, 2017

We were surprised to see so much info on both of my favorite people/cat. They have a great museum, the staff is great and Dot is a expert on James Dean. We had a great time. Lots to see and plenty of information. And a...More

Thank Penny F
Reviewed October 17, 2016

As a big James Dean fan, this Museum is the mecca! So many personal belongings of James Dean. From baby clothes to two motocycles from artwork to racing trophies, it's all there! This is a DO NOT MISS attraction! And, a great history of Garfield...More

Reviewed August 28, 2016

I admit it was a last minute decision for my sister, son, and I to stop here and we are glad we did. Though James Dean was before my time, I had heard of him, his career, and tragic death. So it was very interesting...More

Thank LoriG619
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum which is free has James dean's triumph Motorcyle as well as other things including a gift shop. Recommend making this your first stop in town

Thank madmax1965
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to visit while in town. For a small town there's a lot of history that not many people know about most the stuff has been given to the museum for locals.

Thank aestep
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

My family volunteer at this museum so of course I'm biased. It's quite a neat collection and something nice to see in such a small town.

Thank Heidi J
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Plan to visit the museum is you are going to be in Fairmount. For a small town there have been a lot of famous people come from there. James Dean, Jim Davis, creator of Garfield, Phil Jones, Bob Sheets former Director of National Hurricane Center...More

Thank Rhonda S
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August 28, 2018|
Response from StephaniePillow | Reviewed this property |
Free. They have a donation box though.