James Dean Gallery

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Fairmount, Indiana

Fairmount is the site of James Dean's grave, some Dean attractions, and an annual fan festival. But lately the town seems as interested in promoting its other famous son, cartoonist Jim "Garfield" Davis.

The town has a museum and archive devoted to Dean, that moved to next-door-neighbor Gas City out by the interstate, then returned to Fairmount. It houses the "World's Largest Collection of James Dean Memorabilia," including his high school basketball photos, a section of the fence from "Rebel Without a Cause," an entire room devoted to Dean collectibles, and a replica of his death car.

Curator David Loehr provides a free map to the cemetery where James Dean is buried and other James Dean Sights.

James Dean Gallery

425 N. Main St., Fairmount, IN
I-69 exit 55, then drive west into town. Turn left (south) onto Main St. and drive four blocks.
Daily 9 am - 6 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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James Dean's GraveJames Dean's Grave, Fairmount, IN - 1 mi.
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