John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour

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#27 of 68 in Historic Sites in Illinois
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  • August 12, 2017
    Great place to venture back 180 years in time. Interesting to learn of John Deere the man and how the large American manufacturing company got its start. One gets to see the excavated site of his orig...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    This site was very interesting and a surprising find. Was visiting from out of town and looking for local museums. There is a large blacksmith shop with a very good demonstration (about 20minutes). Th...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    The John Deere Historical site in Grand De Tour, Ill. is an informative and pleasant stop. The staff is willing to answer questions and provides an atmosphere which is most welcoming. We stopped not k...  more »
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  • April 13, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    The blacksmith was funny and actually stayed a bit after 5 to demo ..just a awesome and informative demo and an enjoyable experience. .ty!
  • March 17, 2017
    They take a lot of pride in this place..... always very tidy and clean.... the people are super nice
  • August 13, 2016
    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.
  • August 15, 2016
    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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