Sunday, December 3, 2017

John Deere Pavilion

The biggest name in farm equipment, John Deere, has strong ties to Moline, Illinois. After developing a plow that would prevent soil from sticking to the cast-iron plows of the day, Deere eventually ended up in Moline in 1848. The location along the Mississippi River was ideal for a factory with access to the river for transporting materials for manufacturing.

The John Deere Pavilion in Moline is a free attraction that will appeal to the kids and the kids at heart as well as those with an interest in farming, history and business. The pavilion is part exhibit, part education and part big equipment playground with plenty of big pieces to climb up on and explore. It opened in 1997 as part of an urban renewal project and is part of the John Deere Commons in the downtown area.

The pavilion is open daily, except for major holidays.  The interactive Discovery Zone offers plenty of fun for kids with simulators and an activity table.

Make a visit to John Deere Pavilion part of a weekend getaway in Quad Cities. Go to for more information. 

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