Climb into the machines. Operate the simulators. Explore the history and future of John Deere. No matter your interests, there’s an unforgettable experience waiting for everyone who walks through the door at the John Deere Pavilion!
Tractor, combine, dozer — sit in the cab of some of John Deere’s biggest machines. Learn about how they move, are built, and are making an impact in our world.
Memories. Collect over 180 years of them in our legacy area. Learn about John Deere, the man, who used his skills and knowledge as a blacksmith to change farming. And get a sense of how John Deere, the company, continues to innovate today.
The only requirement for kids inside our doors — BE A KID. Climb on board. Pretend you’re driving. For extra excitement, test your skills in our state-of-the-art simulators. Customers train in these before tackling the dirt on the jobsite.
Because we’re proud of our heritage and encourage everyone to share in our storied history, each John Deere Attractions Site is open to the public and completely FREE.
*The Pavilion will be closing early at 4pm on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve
Closed early at 3pm:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day
Special tours are available for day cares and school groups of all ages! Choose between our Scavenger Hunt, Farm to Table, or History of John Deere and the State of Illinois tour programs.
Eight exhibits, interactive technology, and a variety of hands-on learning activities encourage visitors to explore the world and use creativity to learn. And it’s not just for kids — adults are always welcome to play, too!
From April through mid-December, the river is open to commercial navigation, and you can watch as boats pass through Lock & Dam 15.
This landmark glass building on the banks of the Mississippi River, with expansive galleries and intimate rooms, is a premier art exhibit and education facility.
Located in a former hotel that hosted thousands of immigrants in the 1860s, this interactive museum details German immigrants’ journeys by sea, train, and foot to Iowa.
Black Hawk State Historic Site is a wooded, steeply rolling 208-acre tract bordering the Rock River in Rock Island County. Prehistoric Indians and 19th-century settlers made their homes here, but the area is most closely identified with the Sauk nation and the warrior leader whose name it bears, Black Hawk.