John Deere has announced that starting March 1, its attractions in Iowa and Illinois will have extended hours of operation and eliminate admission fees at paid locations. The changes are designed to provide a more consistent experience across John Deere attractions.
"Our facilities are a catalyst for tourism in the region," said Brigitte Tapscott, manager of John Deere Attractions. "These changes will improve the overall tourism experience for visitors to these communities by making our attractions more accessible."
The attractions that will be impacted by the changes are the John Deere Pavilion and Store and the World Headquarters Display Floor in Moline, Illinois; the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, Iowa; and the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, Illinois. The new hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
In addition, all John Deere attractions in the two states will be free for visitors. Some of the venues had admission fees in the past.
Throughout the year, John Deere hosts a wide variety of events at its attractions, such as “Learn and Play Days,” duck hatching, and “Tricks and Treats” during Halloween. Venues such as the John Deere Pavilion also host groups for agricultural education sessions.
For more information on the new John Deere hours and other changes, go to www.VisitJohnDeere.com.