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Home > Our Vacations > Moline / St. Louis / Louisville / Indianapolis 2003 > Moline, IL and John Deere

John Deere PavilionThe first stop in Moline was the John Deere Pavilion, a large glass building with lots of Deere equipment, both restored and brand new, inside, as well as some larger items outside.
Tim with Deere 3800Here Tim tries out the cab of one of the newer tractors inside the Pavilion.
Cathy and DeereCathy poses by a very nicely restored old Deere.
4010 DieselThis 4010 Diesel looks a lot like a toy Tim had as a youngster -- but this one's much bigger!
Tim & Waterloo BoyTim poses by the Waterloo Boy tractor. The Waterloo Boy was the first John Deere tractor ever.
Cathy & Waterloo BoyCathy poses by the other side of the same Waterloo Boy.
A 4020 Diesel sat near the middle of the Pavilion. Behind it was a very large modern combine which you could climb inside.
John Deere Collectors CenterAfter a stop by the John Deere Store where we picked up a few collectables, our next stop was the John Deere Collectors Center. This building is set up to look like a 1950's John Deere dealership. Inside were many unique restored tractors and implements.
Inside the Deere Collectors CenterInside the collectors center. We spent quite a bit of time here. Each tractor is on loan from the owner, and they get new exhibits rotating through periodically.
Waterloo Boy & ImplementAnother beautiful Waterloo Boy, this one pulling an implement.
John Deere Collectors CenterMore beautifully restored tractors at the Collectors Center. There were also some old John Deere signs on the walls as you can see in this picture.
John Deere World HeadquartersOur final stop in Moline was at the John Deere World Headquarters. There is a large exhibition area at the headquarters, which, like the Pavilion, has a mix of old and new Deere equipment. It was a lot of fun to look at.
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