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John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour
(4.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 »
  • we were there last year and our guide was very knowledgeble. he had a grasp of not only john deere's time there, but a history of deere & co. our guide this year was hard to understand as English was ...  more »
  • Everyone should experience this history lesson of the main talent of John Deere and the appreciation for what he did for our country, especially in agriculture 
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  • 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!