The James Dean Gallery makes #6 on the 10 best Museums in Indiana


Fairmount, Indiana, is the birthplace of the Rebel Without a Cause, James Dean himself. Although Gas City’s James Dean Museum has since closed, the gallery in his hometown is still open and ready for you. Thousands of collectibles and artifacts from his life as well as the era in which he rose to fame are arranged within the ornate home. In the screening room (a mini theater), you can view clips of his famous roles, in another you can see the famous bust of the actor, and in yet another you can see extant samples of James Dean’s art. The classic film fan will love being surrounded by everything James Dean, including the Rebel Rebel gift shop.


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