Located along River Drive in Moline
, the John Deere Pavilion was created to serve as a venue to celebrate the past, the present and the future of the agricultural industry. The beginnings of the pavilion can be traced as far back as 160 years ago when John Deere first invented and developed his first ever self-scouring plow. The success of Deere's self-scouring plow invention, and the company that was established shortly thereafter, has been recognized to be one of the primary factors for changing the course of the history of the Midwestern community.
Since its opening back in 1997, the John Deere Pavilion has attracted over one and a half million locals and tourists from all over the United States and in other parts of the world. As such, the John Deere Pavilion has not only been recognized as premiere attraction of the Quad Cities. It has also been hailed as one of the top five tourist attractions in the state of Illinois.
The John Deere Pavilion is a definite must-visit for families traveling with their young children. The pavilion is host to a number of different exhibits and events which are held all year round that are sure to be the delight of your entire family. The Kid's Corner exhibit introduces and educates children in the world of agriculture with interactive opportunities such as a coloring station, and a chance for them to create their very own stories of John Deere.
There is also an exhibit solely dedicated to the current advancements that are being made in the agricultural industry through the incorporation of the use of computers in biotechnology and agriculture sustainability.