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World Headquarters

Deere & Company World Headquarters  |  One John Deere Place  |  Moline, IL 61265  |  (800)765-9588  |  Hours   |  Directions

child on equipment

A World of Fun, History and Beauty.

Not your typical corporate office building. The Deere & Company world headquarters is a must-see during a visit to Moline, Illinois: a giant display floor featuring vintage and current equipment; a three-dimensional historical timeline mural "Reflections of an Era" follows 177 years of history; and an award-winning building design set on 1,400 beautiful acres of land. Open daily. And best of all. It's FREE!

Display floor at John Deere corporate headquarters with vintage and new equipmentDisplay Floor

Whether you're interested in buying John Deere equipment or simply wondering what it would be like to sit in one of the "big rigs", visit our corporate headquarters display floor filled with both vintage and new John Deere equipment from agriculture, construction, forestry, turf maintenance and more.

3D mural tracing the 177 year history of John Deere with authentic memorabiliaReflections of an Era: Three-Dimensional Historic Mural

Collectors and history buffs will be amazed at this 180 foot-long, three-dimensional mural tracing the 177 year history of John Deere, and featuring 2,200 pieces of authentic memorabilia.

John Deere corporate headquarters building designed by Eero SaarinenAward-Winning Building

In the mid-1950s, Deere & Company President William Hewitt was getting pressure to move the company's headquarters from Moline, Illinois, to New York or San Francisco. Hewitt resisted the idea. But, he agreed that if the company were to remain in Moline, it needed a distinctive new building for its head office. So he set out to find an innovative architect to make it happen. He found Eero Saarinen, who also designed the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

Hewitt emphasized that, while he wanted a headquarters that was unique, it must reflect the character of the company and its employees.

Saarinen accomplished that and more. In fact, the Deere & Company World Headquarters has won a number of architectural awards, including:

  • Twenty-Five Year Award, 1993 - American Institute of Architects
  • First Honor Award, 1965 - American Institute of Architects
  • Architectural Award of Excellence, 1965 - American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Silver Medal of Honor, 1965 - The Architectural League of New York
  • Collaborative Medal of Honor, 1965 - The Architectural League of New York
  • "Office of the Year," 1964 - Silver Plaque Award Administrative Management Magazine
  • National "Plant America" Award, 1964 - American Association of Nurseryman

 

stairs inside Headquarters "The several buildings should be thoroughly modern in concept but should not give the effect of being especially sophisticated or glossy. Instead, they should be more 'down-to-earth' and rugged ..."
- Deere & Company Chairman William Hewitt, mid-1950s

Architectural award winning John Deere corporate headquarters buildingDeere & Company World Headquarters

One John Deere Place  |  Moline, IL 61265  |  (800)765-9588

Free Admission

Display Floor Hours
Monday-Friday   9 am - 5 pm
Saturday  10 am - 5 pm
Sunday  Noon - 4 pm

Holiday Hours
Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Closed at 3 pm.: Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve

Driving Directions

From Chicago (and the East) to Moline, Illinois

  1. Go West on I-290 to I-88 WEST (Exit 15)
  2. Go West on I-88 WEST (Portions toll) passing by Aurora, IL to IL-5 (I-88 becomes IL-5 near Moline.)
  3. Continue West on IL-5 (also known as John Deere Road) to John Deere Place
  4. Turn right on John Deere Place and follow the curve to the entrance of Deere & Company World Headquarters
  5. Turn left into the entrance and follow the road along the righthand side of the ponds to visitor parking at the top of the hill

From Springfield to Moline, Illinois

  1. Go North on 9TH ST to LOOP 55
  2. Go Northeast on LOOP 55 to I-55 NORTH
  3. Go North on I-55 NORTH to I-155 Exit 127)
  4. Go North on I-155 to I-74 WEST
  5. Continue West on I-74 to I-88/IL-5 WEST
  6. Continue West on IL-5 (also known as John Deere Road) to John Deere Place
  7. Turn right on John Deere Place and follow the curve to the entrance of Deere & Company World Headquarters
  8. Turn left into the entrance and follow the road along the righthand side of the ponds to visitor parking at the top of the hill

From St. Louis to Moline, Illinois

  1. Go South on 12TH ST to I-55 NORTH
  2. Go North on I-55 NORTH to Illinois
  3. Go North on I-55 NORTH passing by Springfield, IL to I-155 (Exit 127)
  4. Go North on I-155 to I-74 WEST
  5. Continue West on I-74 to I-88/IL-5 WEST
  6. Continue West on IL-5 (also known as John Deere Road) to John Deere Place
  7. Turn right on John Deere Place and follow the curve to the entrance of Deere & Company World Headquarters
  8. Turn left into the entrance and follow the road along the righthand side of the ponds to visitor parking at the top of the hill

From Iowa (and the West) to Moline, Illinois

  1. I-80 to I-74 East
  2. Go East on I-74 and cross the Mississippi River into Illinois
  3. Exit at John Deere Road EAST
  4. Continue East on John Deere Road to John Deere Place
  5. Turn left on John Deere Place and follow the curve to the entrance of Deere & Company World Headquarters
  6. Turn left into the entrance and follow the road along the righthand side of the ponds to visitor parking at the top of the hill