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John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour

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#30 of 136 in Historic Sites in Illinois
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  • We visited on a rainy day but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the blacksmith or our guide. We spent about 1.5 hours watching the blacksmith demonstration, touring the house and grounds and... 
    We visited on a rainy day but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the blacksmith or our guide. We spent about 1.5 hours watching the blacksmith demonstration, touring the house and grounds and...  more »
  • My husband and I made a last-minute stop here and it was well worth our time. The blacksmith demonstration was fascinating and educational. The grounds are beautiful and the guide through the home... 
    My husband and I made a last-minute stop here and it was well worth our time. The blacksmith demonstration was fascinating and educational. The grounds are beautiful and the guide through the home...  more »
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  • I wanted to visit Moline to view the John Deere headquarters. We took a leisurely drive from the Chicago suburbs to the quad cites, driving along Illinois route 2. On our way we stopped at the John Deere Historic Site. Deere's invention of the steel plow made breaking and cultivating the think prairie sod possible. There was a fascinating demonstration of blacksmithing going on. Excellent. There were a couple of cute kittens hanging around the old Deere farmhouse too.
  • Me and my husband were on vacation and stumbled onto this attraction. We were not disappointed. Would recommend this if you're in the area. The blacksmith and the tour guide, were very knowledgeable and friendly.

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