The John Deere Pavilion in downtown Moline, IL

John Deere Pavilion

Touch the machines. Climb in the cab. Learn. The John Deere Pavilion offers a unique experience for every brand fan who walks through the door. From the vintage machines to today's agricultural, construction and forestry equipment, the past and future are yours to discover. See how these products help to change lives around the world.

And if that's not enough, the interactive Discovery Zone provides hours of learning and fun for kids.
Admission is always FREE.

Upcoming Event:

Join us for the Heritage Tractor Parade & Show Sept. 9

Calling all heritage tractor owners and fans! The John Deere Pavilion will present the Quad Cities Area Heritage Tractor Parade and Show on Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. The event will feature a variety of antique tractors and equipment as well as blacksmith demonstrations. All brands, models and colours of tractors are welcome to participate in this event and registrations are now being accepted. Participation is free! The only requirement is that equipment entered must be from 1970 or earlier. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the John Deere Pavilion, all participants registering a tractor for the parade and show will receive a commemorative token, hand-forged by a John Deere Historic Site blacksmith. Register now to join in the fun!


A young man looks out from the cabin of a tractor on display


Tractor, combine, dozer – sit in the cab of some of John Deere's biggest machines. Learn about how they move, how they are built, and how they are making an impact in our world.

An older gentleman examines a vintage John Deere tractor


Memories. Collect all 179 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.

A mother and her son sit in the cab of a piece of construction equipment


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.


Boy on school bus in John Deere cap

Fun Field Trips

The Pavilion offers tours specially formed for daycares and school groups of all ages. For an extra fun and educational component, choose between our Scavenger Hunt, Farm to Table, or History of John Deere and the State of Illinois tour programs. As with any tour at our Attractions, it’s free!


An informational display sits on the floor of the John Deere Pavilion

Committed to those Linked to the Land

Right now, seven billion people share this planet. And by 2050, there will be another two billion more mouths to feed. Learn about our commitment to help feed, clothe, and shelter our rapidly growing world.

A boy touches video screen as part of an interactive farm exhibit

Explore the Discovery Zone

The Discovery Zone includes eight exhibits offering a variety of hands-on learning activities and interactive technology for all ages. It encourages children to explore the world around us and use their creativity to learn.
Exhibits include:

  • a stop-motion movie
  • measure your height compared to equipment tires
  • assemble a gear train
  • build bridges on the activity table
  • plan and choose a healthy meal on the SMART Board™

But it's not just for kids, parents are always welcome to play.