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Address: 425 N Main St, Fairmount, IN 46928
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+1 765-948-3326
09:00 - 18:00
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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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Relaxing visit for James Dean fans

Lenny provides such great information that you will find yourself wanting to stay and talk for hours, which we did. Great small little gallery in James Dean home town that has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tammy R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lenny provides such great information that you will find yourself wanting to stay and talk for hours, which we did. Great small little gallery in James Dean home town that has many unique display items. Photos that I had not seen before. Another great Hoosier find.

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FairmountDeaner55, Manager at James Dean Gallery, responded to this review

Great! Thanks... Glad you enjoyed your visit! Lenny More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I'm from Australia and had heard about this place over the past almost 2 years on Instagram and had always wanted to visit. It's about an hour and 15 minutes out of Indiana, but once you get there, this place will blow your mind away. The memorabilia is beyond comprehension and the gentlemen who run it are so very friendly,... More 

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FairmountDeaner55, Owner at James Dean Gallery, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it Nick! Hope to see you again! David More 

Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Neat collection of James dean items, very helpful staff,w provide a map showing all James dean historical stops in the town

Thank madmax1965
Fairmount, Indiana
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 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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Reviewed 25 July 2016 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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Reviewed 19 July 2016 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.

Thank ddbii
West Chester, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 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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Reviewed 21 May 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 

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Reviewed 13 April 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 

Thank Steve B
New Harmony, Indiana
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 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

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