John Deere Pavilion
Moline, IL
October 20, 2003

The John Deere Pavilion in Moline, IL houses many agricultural exhibits, including several John Deere tractors, both old and new. Built in 1997, the Pavilion was constructed with funds donated by the John Deere company for a downtown revitalization effort in Moline, and is part of the John Deere Commons area. The Pavilion provides a showplace for many pieces of John Deere farm machinery, and tells the story of the famous agricultural company which has factories throughout Iowa and Illinois. Separate buildings on either side of the Pavilion house the John Deere Collector's Center, where antique tractors are restored and displayed, and the official John Deere gift shop, which sells all sorts of John Deere-branded clothing, toys, and other items.

The John Deere Pavilion and surrounding stores may be found online at:

John Deere Pavilion
The John Deere Pavilion, at 1400 River Drive in Moline, right by I-74.
There are several beautifully restored vintage John Deere tractors on display at the Pavilion, including the "Waterloo Boy", one of John Deere's first tractors.
There are some "middle-age" John Deere tractors also - a 530 (circa 1920's - 1950's) and a 4010 and 4020 (circa 1960's)
A brand-new John Deere 5103 medium utility tractor (44 hp)
A special fork-lift tractor, the 3800 Telehandler.
A larger John Deere 6420 tractor towing a 457 round baler.
This was John Deere's first self-propelled cotton picker, compared to their latest version, the 9970.
The 9660 Combine is huge, no matter how you look at it!
The John Deere Collector's Center, next to the Pavilion, where several more antique tractors are on display and being restored. It has been made up to resemble a Minneapolis Moline tractor dealership from the 1950's.


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