John Deere Historical Site

Combine Learning and Fun at These John Deere Attractions

April 2, 2019

Several John Deere attractions have announced they will be hosting several special events throughout the year, specifically designed to entertain family members of all ages. More importantly, these events are free and open to the public. Let’s take a look at some of the events that will be taking places at the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, and the John Deere Pavilion in Moline.

Duck Hatching: April 13-14
John Deere Pavilion

This event will give visitors an opportunity to watch little ducklings hatch before their very eyes, an ideal chance to welcome spring as a family. Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Journeying Back more than 175 Years at the John Deere Historic Site

March 31, 2014

Today, John Deere has a worldwide presence, but it all started more than 175 years ago in Grand Detour, Illinois. John Deere set out from Rutland, Vermont in 1836, before opening a shop to repair and manufacture small tools, as well as a polished-steel plow that allowed farmers to cut through the sticky Midwest soil.

John Deere Historic Site