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John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum

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Bring history to life!

Explore interactive displays, marvel at classic machines, and get an up-close look at rare John Deere artifacts. At the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, witness our evolution from horse-drawn to horsepower and experience a legacy of innovation!

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Machines

There’s something for everyone at the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum. Explore our collection of Deere equipment at the site of the very first Deere tractor factory.

Tractor models display at the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum

Artifacts

Discover rare artifacts from our storied past. Trace the history of John Deere from a simple steel plow to today’s modern working machines.

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Exhibits

Grip the handles of a steel plow and test your strength against real horsepower. Explore the history of John Deere in our interactive exhibits.

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Free admission

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.

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Hours

Regular hours:
Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
Sunday: Noon–4pm


Holiday hours:
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

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Directions

The John Deere Tractor & Museum is located on the west side of the TechWorks Campus, a 30-acre advanced manufacturing, innovation, and commercial center in downtown Waterloo, Iowa.
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Contact us

John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum
500 Westfield Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
319.292.6126
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Take a tour

Explore the museum yourself or add a tour guide to your visit. Guided tours are available for free upon request. Schedule your tour in advance or ask museum staff about availability.

For information on group tours, call 319-292-6126 or email us.

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Educational and fun school field trips

The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum offers tours for school groups of all ages. Students can explore a variety of hands-on activities and interactive displays to learn how the agricultural innovations of the past guided the way for modern farming equipment and technology.

Tour guides lead all school field trips. The entire tour takes approximately 1.5 hours, and can be scheduled year round.

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