John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour

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  • This small town area along route #2 in Illinois heading to the cities of Dixon & Sterling is our favorite stop to stretch, walk about, change drivers or even picnic, if the weather is nice. We always ...  more »
  • If you enjoy history and/or anything John Deere then this is a must see. First off it's free so that's a win right off the bat. There used to be a $5 admission fee but currently it's free. The site co...  more »
  • First, the museum is free and well done. They offer guided tours of about an hour. My personal favorite is the blacksmith demonstration. Took and made a piece from scratch and explained steps. Also pe...  more »
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  • If you enjoy history and/or anything John Deere then this is a must see. First off it's free so that's a win right off the bat. There used to be $5 admission fee but currently it's free. The site consists of a gift shop, archeological dig site with video and artifacts on display, a home built by John Deere, a very informative and pleasant tour guide, and a full time blacksmith who does a demonstration. Some of his work is featured throughout the site & in the gift shop. And finally, my friend has a disability that limits her mobility and therefore requires a wheelchair for distance. The staff provided her with a wheelchair, the walkways were wide enough to accommodate the wheelchair and buildings have ramps.
  • What a great place to visit. I used to think of John Deere for tractors. Now I know that John Deere was a blacksmith. Rick, the only blacksmith employed by John Deere, provided a great demonstration. Great visit highly recommend.
  • Interesting, I loved the blacksmiths. Really a wonderful place to visit. Educational
  • Awesome place if you like history or farming equipment ETC.
  • Really interesting and well done tours with a working blacksmith who is quite personable. Enjoyable!

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