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“Nostalgia”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of James Dean Gallery

James Dean Gallery
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Fairmount
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Owner description: 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
Muncie
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nostalgia”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Tons of memoribillia for the avid James Dean fan. He grew up just down the street and people here actually remember him. At least some of the older ones do!

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Columbus
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49 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The James Dean Gallery”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

As we strolled up the sidewalk towards the door of the James Dean Gallery, we were excitedly greeted by curator David Loehr’s friendly young pooch Cleo. Her boss, a quiet New Englander and graphic design graduate also came forward to say hello and welcome us to the Dean Gallery and what is the largest private collection of Dean memorabilia in the world.

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Visited June 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“MUST SEE”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

everything you need to know. wonderful owners, beautiful collection, expertise and so friendly. so welcoming. you will not get that at the musuem. brilliant all round. if you're anywhere near Fairmount, Indiana, you know what to do.

Visited July 2011
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6 Thank adamrrrrr
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Houston, Texas
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101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Cool!”
Reviewed June 27, 2010

Stopped by for a quick visit on way home from Mi to TX. Definitely wasn't quick! The gallery is full of memorabila and the owner is full of information and fun to talk to. As we were leaving, a porsche club pulled up (about 20 cars) and piled into the gallery. One of the cars was painted like James Dean's and people were out getting their pictures taken with it! Followed the free map and saw many cool attractions within the town (oh, so quaint!) and then out to the farm where he grew up and then to the gravesite. Only 5 miles off the highway. Very interesting!!!

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9 Thank musimom
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Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“James Dean Memorial Gallery”
Reviewed February 18, 2010

If your a James Dean fan this is one place you MUST visit...

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