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John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour

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#31 of 135 in Historic Sites in Illinois
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  • Very interesting to learn about John Deere himself and see what his life was like, a real rags to riches story. Sad that the Deere family no longer runs the company. You get to see the foundation of....  more
    Very interesting to learn about John Deere himself and see what his life was like, a real rags to riches story. Sad that the Deere family no longer runs the company. You get to see the foundation of....  more »
  • Very cool place! Tour guide and blacksmith were interesting and knowledgeable. Absolutely free which was a nice plus. 
    Very cool place! Tour guide and blacksmith were interesting and knowledgeable. Absolutely free which was a nice plus.  more »
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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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