Climb into the cab. Sit in the driver’s seat. And test your skills in state-of-the-art simulators. Explore some of the biggest John Deere machines — from combines and dozers, to excavators and swing machines — and learn how they change lives around the world. At the John Deere Pavilion, you get behind the wheel of innovation!
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.
New hours of operation effective Friday, November 1, 2019:
Closed New Year’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve
During the school year, special tours are available for day-care 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.
Directions to Mississippi River Visitor Center
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.
Directions to Figge Art Museum
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.
Directions to German American Heritage Center & Museum
History exhibits include an extensive collection of military and civilian small arms, as well as a family-friendly interactive room.
Directions to Rock Island Arsenal Museum
A Minor League Baseball™ venue, Modern Woodmen Park is home to the Quad Cities River Bandits, a Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Directions to Modern Woodmen Park
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.
Directions to Black Hawk State Historic Site