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John Deere Pavilion

John Deere Pavilion  |  1400 River Dr.  |  Moline, IL 61265  |  (309)765-1000  |  Hours   |  Directions

 

Field Trip

Working the land. It's what we've been doing at John Deere for more than 175 years.  And there's no better way to experience it than a trip to the John Deere Pavilion.

 

It's all here. The machines. The history. The technology. The innovations. A chance to see where agriculture, construction and forestry are heading, here in America and around the world. It's fun. It's educational.

 

And best yet, it's FREE.

Two boys sitting in one of the big rigs at the John Deere PavilionSurprising

Our Machines. "Awesome" in every sense of the word.
The Pavilion has lots of awe-inspiring machines to explore – huge machines, including a tractor, a dozer, a combine, and others. So, go ahead and PLEASE TOUCH!

The “feeding our planet” display at the John Deere Pavilion A Higher Purpose

Right now, seven billion people share this planet. And by 2050, there will be another two billion joining us. Learn about our never-ending mission to help feed, clothe, and shelter a rapidly growing world. This exhibit will definitely surprise you.

The Innovation Display at the John Deere Pavilion.Always Something New

We like to keep things fresh and surprising at the John Deere Pavilion so we've developed a series of rotating exhibits that will keep you coming back.

John Deere collectors enjoy seeing vintage equipment on display at the John Deere Pavilion.Exciting

Memories. Collect all 177 of them.
In our legacy area, learn all about the man who helped blaze a trail for the world, and all the things Deere & Company has done over the past 177 years to keep his innovative spirit alive.


Along your journey, you can also see some of the first tractors ever built, vintage machines like the Waterloo Boy and original Model A, and some of the first advertisements ever developed for John Deere.

A youth watching the giant video screen on display at the John Deere PavilionDiscover Your Roots.

A variety of engaging videos are displayed throughout the John Deere Pavilion, including on our giant video wall. As far as fan favorites go, our "day-in-the-life" videos are a must-see. Located next to many of the machines, these videos feature owners and operators of John Deere equipment describing a typical workday and how John Deere machines help shape the land.


When you're at the John Deere Pavilion, also check out our "Linked to the Land" video. It's our heartfelt salute to hardworking farmers, loggers, contractors, and builders worldwide.


Your roots. Our roots. Together in Moline.

Teens driving the interactive excavator simulator at the John Deere Pavilion Engaging

Please Touch.
There's one requirement for kids when they come to the John Deere Pavilion. Be a kid.


So go ahead and touch the machines. Sit in the seats.


And for extra excitement, jump on board our state-of-the-art simulators, which look, sound, and feel like the real machines. Find out what it's like to drive a dozer or excavator.

Children enjoying the Discovery Zone at the John Deere PavilionDiscovery Zone For Our Youngest Fans

We realize that some of our biggest fans are also some of our youngest. That's why we've designed a special place just for your little ones. In the Discovery Zone, your kids can explore where food comes from, why we need roads and bridges, and how to take care of the environment.


In addition, we host special Kid's Craft Days featuring fun projects and themes tied to the calendar.

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Events.
We host a variety of events at the John Deere Pavilion, including our popular Kid's Craft Days, each of which features an educational theme and related craft activity.

Check out upcoming events planned for the Pavilion and our other tourist locations.

The John Deere Pavilion

1400 River Drive  |  Moline, IL 61265  |  (309) 765-1000

Hours of Operation
Mon. – Fri. 9 am – 5 pm
Sat. 10 am – 5 pm
Sun. Noon – 4 pm


Holiday Hours
Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Close at 3:00 pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, 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 I-5 near Moline)
  3. Continue West on IL-5 (also known as John Deere Road) to I-74
  4. Go West on I-74
  5. Exit at 7th Avenue, turn left
  6. Turn right on 15th Street and follow until crossing 4th Ave. and train tracks
  7. Turn left to park behind the Pavilion or right to parking lot next to 15th Street


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
  6. Exit at 7th Avenue, turn left
  7. Turn right on 15th Street and follow until crossing 4th Ave. and train tracks
  8. Turn left to park behind the Pavilion or right to parking lot next to 15th Street


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. Exit at 7th Avenue, turn left
  6. Turn right on 15th Street and follow until crossing 4th Ave. and train tracks
  7. Turn left to park behind the Pavilion or right to parking lot next to 15th Street


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 7th Avenue, turn right
  4. Turn right on 15th Street and follow until crossing 4th Ave. and train tracks
  5. Turn left to park behind the Pavilion or right to parking lot next to 15th Street