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John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum


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Tractors, Engines, Artifacts

Walk through the history of John Deere tractors and engines at the site of the very first John Deere tractor factory. This collection of classic tractors and engines represents the evolution from a simple steel plow to today's modern working machine.

The John Deere Tractor & Engine 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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Take a Tour

Explore the museum yourself or add a tour guide to your visit. Guided tours are available upon request for free. 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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School Group Tours

Take your students to the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum etc. etc. etc.


A father and son play with toy tractors in the gift shop

Visit the Gift Shop

The Museum Store features a wide selection of John Deere apparel, toys, and collectibles. The store is open during regular museum hours.

For more information call 319-292-5669.