John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour

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  • 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 »
  • This historical site around 1.5-2.0 hours drive from Chicago airport gives information on the origin of John Deere including his first blacksmith shop for making ploughs. The tour is well organised an...  more »
  • A very interesting tour of the house with an excellent tour guide. The museum portion is self guided and interesting. There is a full time blacksmith working in the shop on site. He was interesting an...  more »
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  • Several buildings to go through. The blacksmith was very entertaining. Also the historical dig was interesting to see. Good place to have a picnic if it is a beautiful day.
  • The blacksmith was funny and actually stayed a bit after 5 to demo ..just a awesome and informative demo and an enjoyable experience. .ty!
  • They take a lot of pride in this place..... always very tidy and clean.... the people are super nice
  • 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.
  • 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!

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