Cool Places & Spaces

James Dean

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…

Indy Airstrip Attack 2020 in Grant County

Grant County, Indiana’s reputation as the coolest destination in the Midwest was established in 1955 when hometown boy James Dean became an instant film sensation. Dean’s cool, self-assured style is the hallmark of our community and today Dean’s legendary love of cars and motorcycles lives on in his home of Grant County, Indiana. From the…

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…

James Dean Memorial Park

This pocket park and green space is the perfect spot for quiet reflection about the short life and many accomplishments of James Byron Dean, the Hollywood icon. Sit for a moment and view the bust created by Los Angeles based artist Kenneth Kendall. One of the stops along the James Dean Landmark Trail.

James Dean Spring Run Car Show 2020

Grant County, Indiana is home to everything classic and cool, and one of Hollywood’s coolest icons, James Dean, was born and raised right here in Fairmount, Indiana. Dean is best known for his famous roles in three Hollywood movies and for his love of classic cars. Each year, Grant County hosts a James Dean Spring…

Nostalgic Family Road Trip to Grant County

Remember when you were a kid and your family took a road trip? You can relive those days with your family; however, with you in the driver’s seat, this time will be even more fun!  Cruise on over to Grant County for a nostalgic family road trip, complete with roadside attractions, small towns and picnic…

Park Cemetery

Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana is the final resting place of James B. Dean, Hollywood legend and icon. Pay your respects at his tombstone.  Many leave behind a trinket as a memorial to this timeless actor who was taken too soon. Dean grew up in Fairmount and his burial site is just down the road…