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John Deere Pavilion

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Address: 1400 River Dr., Moline, IL
Phone Number: 309 765-1000
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Description: This is the world headquarters of the John Deere company.
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Very neat couple of hours

This is a large bright indoors hall filled with tractors, timber cutters and one enormous combine harvester, showcasing the John Deere brand. the displays are well thought out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Windham NH
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Windham NH
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a large bright indoors hall filled with tractors, timber cutters and one enormous combine harvester, showcasing the John Deere brand. the displays are well thought out and interesting with a nice balance of history and hardware. There is a childrens area and you can sit in the seat of most big machines. The gift shop is the cheapest... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

To some this place would be a must-stop, to others maybe not so much... and yet for some half-n-half. It was fine to see, we didn't feel like reading all the history and meandered through the exhibits. It is interesting but thought it was a bit too much to take in... the exhibits were varied and possibly was what I... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a must see in Moline, IL, even for me a Farmall girl from Indiana!! It was very nice to learn the history behind the tractor and see some pretty cool new inventions as well. The Docents are very knowledgable and inviting. It was a very good investment of a few hours, or however much time you have..and it's... More 

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12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

This used to be the epicenter of classic antique John Deere farm tractors. Not any more. They had two. Sure, the little kids will love to sit on / inside a humoungus combine. Makes for great family photos. But if you came here to see more beautifully restored tractors from John Deere's storied past, you will be dissapointed. The collection... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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149 reviews 149 reviews
62 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lots of equipment to climb into and gets a hands on experience and pretend your driving. Couple of simulators allowing you to try some equipment out as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My father-in-law worked at John Deere so we had to visit the museum. I must admit it was very interesting. And of course we had to buy some of the model tractors, etc. You don't have to be a farmer to enjoy it. Oh, yes, I am a high school teacher/coach.

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Moline, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to take the grandchildren. They love to climb up on the huge equipment. We go at least once a summer when they are in town.

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Joliet, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very nice attraction. A lot of equipment on display and most are set up so you can get up into the drivers seat. Also have interactive area where you can sit in a driver seat and run different heavy equipment on a large monitor in front of you. Fun for kids and adults and no admission charge. Definitely worth a... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The John Deere Pavillion is located in down town Moline. Close to restaurants and walking distance from the I-wireless center. The pavillion offers information in regards to John Deere's foundation, history, and platform. It also has different pieces of equipment on display which are all hands on. You can climb up into the machines and pretend that you are the... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Large pavilion with many of the large machines that John Deere makes. Most are available to get in. Interactive displays for the whole family.

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