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John Deere Pavilion

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

Kid in a tire

The ultimate playground.

You know better than anyone that keeping the kids' attention is no easy task, but don't worry about that here. At the John Deere Pavilion, your kids can power-up virtual reality simulators, climb into huge machines, watch videos on our giant media wall, discover futuristic designs, connect with machines from the past, interact with hands-on displays – and even learn a thing or two along the way. The John Deere Pavilion truly is an adventure like none other. No wonder it's one of the state's top tourist attractions.

kids at the pavilionOur 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. The only thing bigger than these machines are the smiles you'll see when your kids climb into the driver's seats of these giants.

Child in a simulatorMachine Simulators

At home, kids might use joysticks to destroy distant galaxies. Here, they can build whole new worlds.
Who hasn't wanted to get behind the controls of a huge dozer or a giant excavator? Now you and your kids can do just that with our state-of-the-art simulators, which look, sound, and feel like the real machines. So give your kids control of technologies built to transform the future. And let them take command of the machines constructing a world beyond imagination.

films and videosFilms and Videos

High-def engagement.
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.

John DeereThe Legacy of John Deere

Take a journey of more than 175 years.
When you think of John Deere, you might think green and yellow. But there's a man behind those colors. In our legacy area, you and your family can learn all about the man who helped blaze a trail for the world, and all the things Deere & Company has done over 175 years to keep his innovative spirit alive. Along your journey, you can also see some of the first tractors ever built and some of the first advertisements ever made.

t-shirt with logoOur Growing Planet

It’s more than a logo, it's a badge of higher purpose.
Right now, seven billion people share this planet. And by 2050, there will be another two billion joining us. This exhibit highlights the efforts we're taking in our never-ending mission to help feed, clothe, and shelter a rapidly growing world.

child at displayInnovative Solutions

In 1837, John Deere changed the world. And we've continued changing it ever since.
We were founded by a pioneering blacksmith determined to help his neighbors. His work reinvented the farm equipment business. This exhibit showcases how our employees are still following his lead more than 175 years later. You'll see some of the biggest breakthrough ideas and technologies we've come up with — all designed to help improve the lives of our customers and our world.

child in discovery zoneDiscovery 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 Kids Craft Days featuring fun projects and themes tied to the calendar.

calendarEvents

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.

exhibitRotating Exhibits

Not that you needed a reason to come back, but…
We like to keep things fresh and exciting at the John Deere Pavilion so we've developed a series of rotating exhibits that will keep you coming back.

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

At the Pavilion
Climb aboard

Grab the steering wheel and imagine running one of these amazing machines.

Explore the Discovery Zone
Explore the Discovery Zone

Parents, please take note. Your youngsters may have so much fun in our Discovery Zone that they won't want to leave.

Explore the Discovery Zone

It's fun, exciting, and educational, too. And admission is always free.

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

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