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John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum

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John Deere history buff? This is the place for you!

Teenage daughter and I were in Waterloo, IA and needed to kill some time while waiting for our... read more

Reviewed today
rdallegge
Interesting museum and it is free

If you are at all interested in John Deere, tractors, farming, the history of Waterloo, Iowa, or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed today

Teenage daughter and I were in Waterloo, IA and needed to kill some time while waiting for our friends to arrive in town. Overall, not a bad experience. Some hands on, interactive areas if you have younger children. A couple of tractors you can climb...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are at all interested in John Deere, tractors, farming, the history of Waterloo, Iowa, or the mid-west, then this is the place for you. The museum is very informative with very friendly staff. It has a lot of hands on exhibits and films....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrenOb
DanielleD3605, Guest Relations Manager at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a free museum so figured that it would be a safe bet. It is a very professional museum that feels bigger on the inside that it looks on the outside. A good deal to see but most importantly for us was able to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank IowaTravellinGuy
DanielleD3605, Guest Relations Manager at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

What a great review of the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum! Thanks for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've long been a John Deere fan so this was a real treat for me. The exhibits are very good and interesting. The best part is they don't charge any admission.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jason S
DanielleD3605, Guest Relations Manager at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We appreciate your time and are glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an ideal museum for kids. It has almost the perfect mix of activities that are hands on (e.g. climbing in the tractor), interactive exhibits (e.g. pulling weights to demonstrate horsepower), and educational opportunities (e.g. drafting room), and historic pieces. In addition, its totally...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank oldstylerob
DanielleD3605, Guest Relations Manager at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your review of the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a free attraction that is open 7 days per week that shows the history of John Deere Tractors from 1918 to the present. It has interactive displays as well as equipment and Deere tractors from the 1st models. I was able to spend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James K
DanielleD3605, Guest Relations Manager at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! To experience more about John Deere, we hope you'll consider our other attractions including the Pavilion in Moline, IL and the Historic Site in Grand Detour, IL.

Reviewed 15 November 2018

This summarizes it all, the history, the current operations, all of it. We have taken three factory tours, seen the pavilion in Moline, toured company HQ in Moline ... done it all, and the museum is a great place to start or finish. Very well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 599tomf
DanielleD3605, Guest Relations Manager at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

We're so glad that you were able to tour all of our Attractions! Thanks for visiting, and we hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum in late October. It is filled with different types of tractors and the history of John Deere. We were happy we stopped. It gave us a glimpse into farming history. It was free and the staff were very helpful. God Bless...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paula1126
DanielleD3605, Guest Relations Manager at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

We love it when Deere fans visit and share their experience with others. Thanks for taking the time to do that here!

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Really enjoyed the museum. Lots of John Deere history. Some very well restored tractors and some original condition. Folks at the museum are very friendly and helpful. They also have a nice store adjacent to the museum. It's even better that it's free.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pioneer186
DanielleD3605, Guest Relations Manager at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience at the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you taking the time to tell us more about it.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We visited with a group of my wife's friends, the tour was interesting and informative. We took the guided tour. Having grown up on a farm, I enjoyed the history. They have old and a few new tractors, the new ones we could actually get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cherylmike2
DanielleD3605, Guest Relations Manager at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks and be sure to visit again!

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Barbara E
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Response from Connie H | Reviewed this property |
When I went in July 2016 it was free but reservations are required. This was for the Engine Works tour. Children must be 13 years or older and may be required to show ID (school ID or birth certificate). Call 319.292.5347... More
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Response from tdf531 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is now FREE to all starting Marh 1, 2017.
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KOA campground near the Isle Capri Casino in waterloo. You can't miss it, there are signs!
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