The new John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum has set an opening date for December, highlighting the history and contribution of John Deere Waterloo Works in progressing equipment technology and the Cedar Valley through its 94-year history in Waterloo.
The John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum, currently under construction, is set to open in December, however, an exact opening date has not been set yet. The company plans to align the museum’s launch with other developments on the Cedar Valley TechWorks campus.
Ken Golden, spokesman for Moline, Illinois based John Deere, which manufactures its large tractors in Waterloo, said “Deere has communicated to some community groups our intention to open the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum in early December.” Golden explained that more information would be released to the public when the opening date comes closer. He said, “We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead to tell the great history of tractors and engines in the growth of agriculture.”
The museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter. Admission to the museum will be $8 for adults age 13 to 61, and $4 for seniors, John Deere employees and retirees, and active duty military personnel. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
With more than 90 years of tractor and engine history in Cedar Valley, the museum will further enhance John Deere’s presence in the area, honor the contributions of generations of employees and share the values that have made John Deere successful since 1837.