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classic cool, grant county indiana, marion indiana, fairmount indiana, gas city indiana, where cool was born
classic cool, grant county indiana, fairmount indiana, gas city indiana, marion indiana, where cool was born
classic cool, grant county indiana, marion indiana, gas city indiana, upland indiana, fairmount indiana, where cool was born

Grant County Classic Cool Fun

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, cars, James Dean, motorcycles or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Marion, Gas City, Fairmount and our other towns are chock-full of nostalgic goodies and memorable sights.

Big Dipper, The

Ice cream favorites await you at the Big Dipper!  Bring your family and enjoy lunch, or dinner.  Treat yourself to dessert – you know you deserve it.  Sundaes, shakes, cones…we make them all to your order. Slow down, cool off and enjoy!  Seasonal March-October.

Fairmount Historical Museum

A historic landmark, the Museum was founded in 1975. Exhibits showcase authentic artifacts of hometown film star James Dean, Garfield cartoon creator Jim Davis, community history, and much more. The gift shop includes James Dean items, Garfield items, and Fairmount items. The Museum sponsors the annual James Dean Festival and James Dean Run Car Show…

Grant County’s Garfield Trail

Fairmount Indiana is the hometown of Jim Davis, creator of the comic strip Garfield. And Jim Davis’ and Garfield’s presence continue to be felt throughout east central Indiana with Grant County’s Garfield Trail. Visit twelve unique statues of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat, Garfield. Located in Marion, Indiana and surrounding Grant County cities, the statues…

Ivanhoe’s Drive In

Our casual atmosphere will help you to relax and enjoy a meal with friends or family. Our menu offers sandwiches, meal-size salads, and our famous chicken salad. Treat yourself to dessert – you’ll have a difficult time making a selection from our menu of over 100 milkshakes and 100 sundaes! Fresh Strawberry Shortcake in season…

James Dean Birthsite Memorial

Legendary actor James Dean and his family lived in the House of Seven Gables that stood on this site when Dean was born on February 8, 1931.  This timeless memorial honors the star and the many accomplishments he made during his all too short acting career.  Take a moment to reflect, pay homage, and honor…

James Dean Gallery

The James Dean Gallery features a collection of Dean portraits and rare memorabilia, including hometown artifacts, collectibles, magazines and more.  Visitors from around the globe visit the Gallery to pay homage to 50’s film icon James Dean.  Don’t forget to stop in and browse at the Rebel Rebel gift shop for one of a kind…

Rebel Rebel

A unique 1950’s and 1960’s collectible shop featuring a large selection of lamps, dishes, toys, ashtrays and ceramics. Collectibles from the 1950’s abound, and you’ll find an extensive collection of books relating to music, movies, television and the entertainment industry.

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