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“Cool and Free”

John Deere Pavilion
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Moline
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

I didn't expect it to be very interesting, but it was free. I was pleasantly surprised. The history was interesting, the machines were interesting, and the information about how the John Deere company is preparing for the future was also cool.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

The John Deer Pavilion was easily the highlight of a recent trip out to the Quad Cities with my 6 year old son and 4 year old daughter. Both loved being able to climb up into full size combines, tractors, mowers, etc., and sit in the "drivers seat". These aren't partial models or replicas, but the actually equipment with stairs up to them for easy access.
There were also computer simulators, which the kids loved, as well as a section of John Deere toys that little kids would definitely enjoy. They also have a lot of education videos and displays, but my companions attention spans didn't leave much time for that sort of thing. I also noticed several guides, who appeared to be mostly older gentlemen who probably had operated a lot of the equipment on display.
Great place to spend an hour or two getting a hands on learning experience. oh, and it being free was a huge bonus (made up for that at the nice gift shop, though ).
Kids loved it, but it is definitely a great venue for grown-ups as well.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

First, this place is probably not for everyone. However, for our 2 year-old daughter with a love for lawnmowers, this place was heaven. It was free, which is a big plus too. She was able to climb all over combines and tractors galore. The adults had a good time too having never been on a farm or been able to climb up on a $500,000 piece of equipment. We were lucky enough that they also had a children's day going on and so they had a few other activities geared towards kids going on that day, including a petting zoo and sand boxes with toy trucks and tractors. Overall, our experience was very positive and if we are in town again during the tractor phase I think it is very likely that we will be going again!

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a wonderful place. We farm and we enjoy going there many times each year. The exhibits change and everything is nice and clean and easy to see and hands on. Best of all it's free!!

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had six adults in our party. We all enjoyed JDP. Just walking around and taking in the signs that explained the implements was great.

Best of all, there was a couple visiting from Europe and they were given a special tour with a tour guide. The tour guide invited anyone interested in joining the tour. This person, a former teacher, was outstanding. He provided facts, figures and stories of a true historian. Based on the tour this gentleman gave, I would give JDP six stars if I could!

You may want to ask if there is a guided tour scheduled when you are there. Well worth your time!

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