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Address: 8334 S Clinton St, Grand Detour, IL 61021
Phone Number: +1 815-652-4551
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Open Wednesday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm May through October

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BDE Fall Tour

What an interesting place to visit and learn about the legend of John Deere and how he worked as a blacksmith and designed a new plow specially for the ground in his new home of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 11, 2016
Buicklover
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Alliston, Canada
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Palatine, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I happened to be in the area and decided to stop by mostly on a lark. I was raised on a farm and thought why not. Wow was I surprised. The museum was well laid out and maintained. I learned so much about the rise of the implement industry. Who knew it all began with a plow? I spent... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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139 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

What an interesting place to visit and learn about the legend of John Deere and how he worked as a blacksmith and designed a new plow specially for the ground in his new home of Illinois. There was a jovial blacksmith in the replicated shop of John Deere and he kept our group entertained for 30 minutes, we then toured... More 

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Dixon, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

we were there last year and our guide was very knowledgeble. he had a grasp of not only john deere's time there, but a history of deere & co. our guide this year was hard to understand as English was not her primary language and as a group of seniors we found this to be somewhat frustrating.

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scotland,ct
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Everyone should experience this history lesson of the main talent of John Deere and the appreciation for what he did for our country, especially in agriculture

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Brigitte T, Manager at John Deere Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope it encourages more people to visit. More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Whether you have a general interest in agricultural history or wish to teach the next generation, this is a great visit. There's an undercover archaeological dig with many artifacts, a working reconstruction of John Deere's Black Smith Shop and a beautifully restored Deere family home. All well presented and very engaging.

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Brigitte T, Manager at John Deere Historic Site, responded to this review

What a great review of the John Deere Historic Site! To experience more about John Deere, we hope you'll consider our other attractions including the John Deere Pavilion and John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum. More 

Florida
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

As an old 70+ farm kid the blacksmith demo brought back many memories. Was very enlightening for my wife who had never seen a thing like this. . Price is $5.00 per person. Our dog was welcomed as well. . (do need to carry in buildings). Would be nice if guides used some sort of a voice amplifiers. . Mist... More 

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Brigitte T, Manager at John Deere Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you taking the time to tell us more about it. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is so awesome! The husband and I just went for a drive and stopped by. It's $5 to get in, but it is well worth it. We had a great time. If you are in the area, stop by. You won't be sorry

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Brigitte T, Manager at John Deere Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your time and are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. More 

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The site is outstanding. From being greeted as we arrived, our entire visit was so well planned that we never felt rushed. The orientation and exhibits in the actual excavation site of John Deere's blacksmith shop are very well done. The film shown really related the whole story very well. Next we visited the blacksmith shop where we found Rick,... More 

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Brigitte T, Manager at John Deere Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you for providing such great detail about your visit. We hope it helps encourage more fans to visit. We're thrilled you enjoyed the John Deere Historic Site! More 

Moberly, Missouri
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Very different kind of place. The history of the grounds is very interesting. Our guide Sophia had a very heavy accent and was hard to understand at times. You really have to listen to understand her. She knew the history well and was very informative and willing to answer questions. Worth the 15 minute drive from Dixon if you've got... More 

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Brigitte T, Manager at John Deere Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience at the John Deere Historic Site. Sophia is a wonderful member of our team that speaks four languages. More 

Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We have visited numerous historic sites across the country and this is definitely one of the best. While other sites have photos and artifacts of archeological digs, the John Deere museum actually built a building over the excavation site of the original blacksmith. After an orientation and film, we moved onto the recreated blacksmith shop. We have seen numerous blacksmiths... More 

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Brigitte T, Manager at John Deere Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience at the John Deere Historic Site. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you taking the time to tell us more about it. More 

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