Create Lasting Memories at These John Deere Attractions

John Deere attractions are not only educational, but they also provide bonding opportunities for families that can last a lifetime. Situated at easy-to-get-to locations, these attractions all have convenient hours for visiting and are completely free to the public.  As the weather cools down and kids are getting ready to be done with school for the holidays, there is no better time to plan a trip to these attractions than now.

Let’s take a look at some John Deere attractions and what they have to offer for families of all sizes.

John Deere Historic Site

Located in Grand Detour, Illinois, this attraction takes visitors back to the good old days by giving them an opportunity to see a real-life blacksmithing operation. This site is where Deere originally began with its first commercially successful steel plow.

  • Location

8334 South Clinton Street
Grand Detour (Dixon), IL 61021

  • Hours

Open March–December

Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
Sunday: Noon–4pm

John Deere Pavilion

This attraction is located in Moline Illinois. It comes with state-of-the-art simulators for visitors to learn and explore some of John Deere’s most popular machines.

  • Location

1400 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

  • Hours

Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
Sunday: Noon–4pm

*The Pavilion will be closing early at 4pm on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

The John Deere Store

Also located in Moline, Illinois, this retail shop has everything you need to take home to show off your Deere pride. There are officially licensed John Deere toys, apparel, collectibles, housewares, books, and videos at the store, and it houses the largest collection of ERTL-produced John Deere toys found anywhere else in the world.

  • Location

1300 River Dr.
Moline, IL 61265

  • Hours

January – February:

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m.

March – December:

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m.

Deere and Company Headquarters

While you’re visiting Moline, Illinois, don’t forget to stop by John Deere’s headquarters. Overlooking Rock River Valley, this facility is a must-visit for any fan of the brand. Collectors and history buffs alike will be wowed by the 180-foot, three-dimensional mural that traces the history of Deere, as well as the 2,200 pieces of authentic memorabilia. The headquarters is open daily and features both antique and state-of-the-art Deere equipment.

  • Location

One John Deere Place
Moline, IL 61265

  • Hours

Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
Sunday: Noon–4pm

John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum

Located in Waterloo, Iowa, this museum has interactive displays, classic machines, and rare John Deere artifacts. Visitors will gain insight into how Deere grew from a horse-drawn operation to a horsepower fueled one over the years. The museum’s gift shop also offers several John Deere branded items for sale, including clothing, toys, and memorabilia.

  • Location

500 Westfield Ave
Waterloo, IA 50701

  • Hours

Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday – Noon – 4 p.m.

More information on John Deere attractions, including locations, hours of operation, and special events, can be found on www.VisitJohnDeere.com.

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