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John Deere pavilion closes for remodeling

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The John Deere Pavilion has closed its doors in anticipation of a multimillion-dollar remodeling that will help the Moline, Illinois tourist attraction bring in more visitors and better reflect the goals of the agricultural giant.
The John Deere Pavilion has closed its doors in anticipation of a multimillion-dollar remodeling that will help the Moline, Illinois tourist attraction bring in more visitors and better reflect the goals of the agricultural giant.

The John Deere Pavilion has closed its doors in anticipation of a multimillion-dollar remodeling that will help the Moline, Illinois tourist attraction bring in more visitors and better reflect the goals of the agricultural giant, according to the Quad-City Times.

The news source reported that the Pavilion, which houses a significant number of vintage John Deere tractors and used farm equipment, will re-open in mid-February following the completion of the construction project.

Coinciding with next year’s 15th anniversary of the pavilion and John Deere’s 175th anniversary, the new exhibits will better "represent the global breadth of the company," Brian Holst, marketing manager for John Deere Attractions, told the news source.

The Times reported that the project will not alter the structure or the building's architecture, but would focus on what was inside of the massive facility. The John Deere Store will remain open during this process.

According to the company's website, the Pavilion has been seen by more than a million guests since it opened in 1997, and the redesign will help to bring in a broader demographic to learn about the agricultural industry. 

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