Fairmount, Indiana: James Dean's Grave

Visit the grave of Hollywood's 1950s rebel heartthrob, then drive into town to view some Dean memorabilia.

Park Cemetery

8008 S. 150 E., Fairmount, IN
Park Cemetery. I-69 exit 55. Drive west into town, then turn right (north) onto Main St. Drive a half-mile to the cemetery. Turn left at the second main entrance, just past a creek, and then take the second road to the right. The grave is at the top of a small hill.
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Follow the signs to James Dean grave site. It's right on the lane.

[Shanna, 05/03/2014]
Hometown of James Dean

Fairmount is the hometown of James Dean...and the "James Dean Gallery" houses the world's largest collection of Dean memorabilia and archives dealing with the short life and career of JD (at least that's what they say!). They've got his high school yearbooks, a life mask from Warner's Brothers, all sort of novelty items that were produced featuring his likeness (plates, mugs, busts, puzzles, gum cards...the list goes on). The gallery has a $3.75 admission fee (it's open every day from 10 am to 6 pm, except Thanksgiving, Xmas, and New Year's Day!)

The town of Fairmount attracts many visitors seeking out Dean's gravesite, the old Fairmount High School, as well as the Fairmount Historical Museum, which also has a collection of James Dean memorabilia.

[Deb DeChurch, 10/20/1997]

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