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Thank you for your interest in John Deere attractions and tours. Due to the coronavirus pandemic our facilities are not currently open. These include:
Our priority is the safety of our employees and visitors. We continue to monitor state and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and will follow recommendations for safely reopening John Deere attractions and tours. Please continue to check VisitJohnDeere.com for updates.
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, we bring history to life. Witness our evolution from horse drawn to horsepower, and discover how the innovations of the past help to shape our future!
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.
Discover rare artifacts from our storied past. Trace the history of John Deere from a simple steel plow to today’s modern working machines.
Grip the handles of a steel plow and test your strength against real horsepower. Explore the history of John Deere in our interactive exhibits.
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.
Closed New Year’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve
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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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.
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.
The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors all Iowans who have served the nation from the Civil War to the present. The core mission of the museum is the collection, preservation, and interpretation of their stories and artifacts.
Directions to Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
The Phelps Youth Pavilion is an interactive children’s museum featuring over 40 hands-on exhibits related to art and culture. Exhibits feature experiences that take kids around the world.
Directions to Phelps Youth Pavilion
Relax and enjoy a tropical paradise at Iowa's largest waterpark, featuring 14 slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, three children’s play areas, one of the largest go-kart tracks in the Midwest, and two 18-hole miniature golf courses.
Directions to Lost Island Waterpark
This 300-acre wooded reserve features lakes, valleys, prairies, and meadows teeming with wildlife. Six miles of trails provide ideal areas for running, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Directions to Hartman Reserve Nature Center
A playground for the imagination, this interactive science center provides fun, hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science impacts everyday life. Visitors may also enjoy a science demonstration at scheduled times.
Directions to Bluedorn Science Imaginarium