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John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour

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  • We visited March 11 and the season had just begun for the staff here. They have a skeleton crew running the place until the busier times of the year. We didn't see anyone at the front entrance so we v...  more »
  • So I happened to be in the area and decided to stop by mostly on a lark. I was raised on a farm and thought why not. Wow was I surprised. The museum was well laid out and maintained. I learned so much...  more »
  • What an interesting place to visit and learn about the legend of John Deere and how he worked as a blacksmith and designed a new plow specially for the ground in his new home of Illinois. There was a ...  more »
  • Came upon this historic site on our way to Dixon Illinois. Well worth the stop! Excellent guides. Stayed an hour to look at all the sites. Rick the blacksmith is a master. Very enjoyable demonstration!
  • Great place to stop. The tour was excellent and the tour guide Mary was the best. The blacksmith shop was the highlight of visit. We had Rick the blacksmith make us some screen door handles to take home. They need a directional arrow on the highway signs. Passed the location twice.
  • Very beautiful landscape, cool blacksmith demonstration, and learned lots about the history of John Deere.
  • Excellent blacksmith demonstration. Interesting tour, very friendly staff.
  • Great Blacksmith!