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Fairmount Historical Museum

Fairmount, IN
+1 765-948-4555
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Fantastic archive of James Dean

Just off Main Street is the Fairmount historical Museum. It houses an unbelievable array of James... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Graeme B
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London, United Kingdom
Great James Dean exhibits!

Of the 2 James Dean Museums in Fairmont - this place has the most "good stuff" memorabilia. In... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
spikenails
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Osprey, Florida
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Just off Main Street is the Fairmount historical Museum. It houses an unbelievable array of James Dean artefacts. From start to finish you are taken from his birth to his untimely death, with so many unique and personal objects, letters and items you will not...More

Thank Graeme B
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Of the 2 James Dean Museums in Fairmont - this place has the most "good stuff" memorabilia. In fact, most items here are on loan from family. You need to go to both because they are different and both are free except for a donation...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We were surprised to see so much info on both of my favorite people/cat. They have a great museum, the staff is great and Dot is a expert on James Dean. We had a great time. Lots to see and plenty of information. And a...More

Thank Penny F
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

As a big James Dean fan, this Museum is the mecca! So many personal belongings of James Dean. From baby clothes to two motocycles from artwork to racing trophies, it's all there! This is a DO NOT MISS attraction! And, a great history of Garfield...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

I admit it was a last minute decision for my sister, son, and I to stop here and we are glad we did. Though James Dean was before my time, I had heard of him, his career, and tragic death. So it was very interesting...More

Thank LoriG619
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This museum which is free has James dean's triumph Motorcyle as well as other things including a gift shop. Recommend making this your first stop in town

Thank madmax1965
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to visit while in town. For a small town there's a lot of history that not many people know about most the stuff has been given to the museum for locals.

Thank aestep
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My family volunteer at this museum so of course I'm biased. It's quite a neat collection and something nice to see in such a small town.

Thank Heidi J
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Plan to visit the museum is you are going to be in Fairmount. For a small town there have been a lot of famous people come from there. James Dean, Jim Davis, creator of Garfield, Phil Jones, Bob Sheets former Director of National Hurricane Center...More

Thank Rhonda S
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a great little local museum housing what has to be the largest collection of James Dean memorabilia in the world (he was born and partly raised) here) as well as military objects and Items of Jim Davis, the creator of "Garfield" (who is...More

Thank Porthos7
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