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James Dean Memorial Park

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Address: Fairmount, IN
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Have been going too The James dean Car Show for over 20 years

One of the biggest Car Shows I have ever been too, The Rebel Run, Gas City and Duck Tail all at the same time. Swap meet area new and used, Food ,atmosphere is great. Last two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Sandy G
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Farina, Illinois
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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a TINY park next to a gas station that has a beautiful sculpted JD head. Not much to see or do here, but it is down the street from both the JD Gallery & Fairmount History Museum - take a look at all three... worth the stop!

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Farina, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

One of the biggest Car Shows I have ever been too, The Rebel Run, Gas City and Duck Tail all at the same time. Swap meet area new and used, Food ,atmosphere is great. Last two times their, was getting terribly crowded . Local police were ushering people away, no room for parking anywhere, thousands of people and cars. So... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Another great stop for any James Dean fan. Gorgeous bust by artist Kenneth Kendall. Relaxing. Peaceful. Seating available. Nice photo opp.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The statue in Fairmount is just like the one at Griffith observatory in LA. Very nice to see (don't have to go out to CA to see it!). It's a sweet tribute.

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Fairmount, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this little James Dean Memorial park is a great place to sit down for awhile, it right in town in Fairmount, but quiet and serene.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I've lived in Indiana now for 20 years and never visited the site where James Dean was born, and now is buried in. He was such an iconic piece of Hollywood. I felt like it was time to go see this and it was an interesting drive up to Fairmont, Indiana. It's true, there isn't much to see there if... More 

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indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The best time to visit is during James Dean days. Lots of old cars, food, flea market, swamp meets and more.

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chesterfield,In
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Nice but nothing special here to see. It's just a grave and you can see them anyplace.

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