James Dean Run – Fairmount IN


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​The James Dean Museum is located in Fairmount, Indiana, where James Dean was raised by his aunt and uncle and spent most of his life. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of James Dean’s personal belongings, which are on loan from the Winslow family. The museum includes his 1947 Czech 125cc motorcycle, 1955 Triumph TR5 Trophy 500cc motorcycle, clothing, movie props, photographs, letters, artworks, awards, and more! Since 1975, the museum has sponsored the annual James Dean Festival. The festival is always held the last full weekend of September. It includes a huge car show, parade, carnival, vendors, and the world famous James Dean look-alike contest. Come visit Fairmount and pay your respects to one of the world’s greatest icons.

The Museum also houses a vast collection of not only town history, but a tribute to another famous resident, Jim Davis, creator of Garfield the Cat.  The Jim Davis display honors his awards, achievements and of course Garfield.