John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour

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  • I arrived solo and was greeted and accompanied by two individuals who provided an organized and informative tour and explanation of John Deere and how he invented the steel, self-scouring plow. Shout ...  more »
  • Hello, we went to see it expressly and did not disappoint them.... house, forge and environment from which JHon DEERE became great. It's worth it if it's over there. Best regards.
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  • I admit I was a bit skeptical when my husband said we were stopping here, but I was so pleasantly surprised! We went by the Blacksmith demonstration which was fascinating and then we got a tour of the original Deere house. It was a great little trip back in history with lots of gorgeous landscape. Sophia was a lovely tour guide, so ask for her! And the root beer from the gift shop was tasty.
  • It was amazing. Our tour guide Dan was wonderful in givi us the history on John Deere the man. The Blacksmith Rex was fabulous. He was wonderful in explaining how John Deere started out in that blacksmith shop he built. It's a must to see

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