About John Deere

              John Deere Factory Tours

              See where giants are born!

              On John Deere factory tours, you get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most modern and efficient factories in the world. See how all the pieces come together on these interesting and informative factory tours.

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              Guided tours

              Our factory guides take you through each stage of the manufacturing process, from the first steel cut to the finished product.

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              Gift shops

              Visit our gift shops at select factory locations. They’re stocked with John Deere clothes, toys, accessories, and more. Whether you’re a kid or a brand enthusiast, there’s something for everyone.

              Employee working at the engine station

              Equipment

              We build machines in all shapes and sizes. Watch our skilled team assemble combines, planters, tractors, harvesters, balers, and more!

              While you’re here: Take a tour

              Experience John Deere innovation in action.

              Plan your visit:

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              John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, Illinois

              John Deere Harvester Works manufactures combines and front end equipment.

              Dollar sign illustration  Free admission

              John Deere factory tours are open to the public and completely FREE.

              Simple clock illustration  Tour schedule

              Monday–Friday: 8am, 10am, and 12:30pm
              Tour Restriction: No Tours-Currently on Shutdown

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              • Tour lasts 1.5 hours.
              • All participants must be at least 13 years old.
              • Minors (13-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
              • No video recording or photography permitted.
              • No sandals or open-toed shoes.

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              John Deere Harvester Works
              1100 13th Avenue, East Moline, IL 61244

              For reservations and/or more information, call 800.765.9588 or  Submit an Online Tour Request

              John Deere Seeding Group, Moline, Illinois

              John Deere Seeding Group manufactures MaxEmerge™ 5 and ExactEmerge™ planters. 

              Dollar sign illustration  Free admission

              John Deere factory tours are open to the public and completely FREE.

              Simple clock illustration  Tour schedule

              Monday–Friday: 8am, 10am, and 12:30pm

              Exclaimation point illustration  Tour details

              • Tour lasts 1.5 hours. (walking tour)
              • All participants must be at least 13 years old.
              • Minors (13-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
              • No video recording or photography permitted.
              • No sandals or open-toed shoes.
              • All guests must wear long pants or a long skirt covering all skin.

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              John Deere Seeding Group
              501 River Drive, Moline IL 61265.

              For reservations and/or more information, call 800.765.9588 or  Submit an Online Tour Request

              John Deere Tractor Cab Assembly Operations, Waterloo, Iowa

              John Deere Tractor Cab Assembly Operations builds 6R, 7R, 8R/8RT, and 9R/9RT/9RX Series tractors. We also have a gift shop stocked with John Deere clothes, toys, and accessories.

              Dollar sign illustration  Free admission

              John Deere factory tours are open to the public and completely FREE.

              Simple clock illustration  Tour schedule

              Monday–Friday: 8am, 10am, and 1pm
              Tour Restriction: NO TOURS UNTIL AUGUST 26, 2019

              Exclaimation point illustration  Tour details

              • Tour lasts 1.5 hours
              • All participants must be at least 13 years old.
              • Minors (13-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
              • No video recording or photography permitted.
              • No sandals or open-toed shoes allowed.

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              Tractor Cab Assembly Operations
              3500 East Donald Street, Waterloo, IA 50703

              For reservations and/or more information, call 800.765.9588 or  Submit an Online Tour Request

              John Deere Engine Works, Waterloo, Iowa

              Unfinished engine blocks, heads, and crankshafts are precision-machined and assembled into John Deere diesel engines as well as power centers for other manufacturers.

              Dollar sign illustration  Free admission

              John Deere factory tours are open to the public and completely FREE.

              Simple clock illustration  Tour schedule

              Monday–Friday: 9:30am and 1pm

              Exclaimation point illustration  Tour details

              • Tour lasts 1.5 hours
              • All participants must be at least 13 years old.
              • Minors (13-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
              • No video recording or photography permitted.
              • No sandals or open-toed shoes allowed.

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              Engine Works
              3801 West Ridgeway Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50704

              For reservations and/or more information, call 800.765.9588 or Submit an Online Tour Request

              John Deere Drivetrain Operations, Waterloo, Iowa

              Components created by Drivetrain Operations include transmissions, front and rear axles, gears, and shafts.

              Dollar sign illustration  Free admission

              John Deere factory tours are open to the public and completely FREE.

              Simple clock illustration  Tour schedule

              Monday–Friday: 1pm

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              • Tour lasts 1.5 hours
              • All participants must be at least 13 years old.
              • Minors (13-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
              • No video recording or photography permitted.
              • No sandals or open-toed shoes allowed.

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              Drivetrain Operations
              400 Westfield Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701

              For reservations and/or more information, call 800.765.9588 or Submit an Online Tour Request

              John Deere Des Moines Works, Des Moines, Iowa

              John Deere Des Moines Works manufactures self-propelled sprayers, cotton harvesters, tillage equipment, and grain drills. We also have a gift shop stocked with John Deere clothes, toys, and accessories*.

              *Gift shop open during tour times or by request.

              Dollar sign illustration  Free admission

              John Deere factory tours are open to the public and completely FREE.

              Simple clock illustration  Tour schedule

              Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 10am

              Exclaimation point illustration  Tour details

              • Tour lasts 1.5 hours
              • All participants must be at least 13 years old.
              • Minors (13-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
              • No video recording or photography permitted.
              • No sandals or open-toed shoes allowed.

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              John Deere Des Moines Works
              825 SW Irvinedale Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023
              515-289-3198

              For reservations and/or more information, call 800.765.9588 or Submit an Online Tour Request

              John Deere Ottumwa Works, Ottumwa, Iowa

              John Deere Ottumwa Works manufactures round balers, large square balers, small square balers, mower-conditioners, self-propelled windrowers, and pull-type forage harvesters. We also have a gift shop stocked with John Deere clothes, toys, and accessories*.

              *Gift shop hours vary. Please contact us for times.

              Dollar sign illustration  Free admission

              John Deere factory tours are open to the public and completely FREE.

              Simple clock illustration  Tour schedule

              Monday–Thursday: 10am or 1pm

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              • Tour lasts 1 hour
              • All participants must be at least 13 years old.
              • Minors (13-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
              • No video recording or photography permitted.
              • No sandals or open-toed shoes allowed.

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              John Deere Ottumwa Works
              928 East Vine Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501

              For reservations and/or more information, call 800.369.5689 or  Submit an Online Tour Request

              John Deere Gator Works, Horicon, Wisconsin

              John Deere Gator Works manufactures utility vehicles. 

              Dollar sign illustration  Free admission

              John Deere factory tours are open to the public and completely FREE.

              Simple clock illustration  Tour schedule

              Monday–Friday: 8am, 10am, and 12:30pm

              Exclaimation point illustration  Tour details

              • Tour lasts 1.5 hours (walking tour)
              • All participants must be at least 13 years old.
              • Minors (13–17) must be accompanied by an adult.
              • No video recording or photography permitted.
              • No sandals or open-toed shoes allowed.
              • Must wear shoes with laces. 
              • No rings or long jewelry permitted.
              • All guests must wear long pants or a long skirt covering all skin.

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              John Deere Gator Works
              1501 West Lake Street, Horicon, WI 53032

              For reservations and/or more information, call 800.765.9588 or  Submit an Online Tour Request

              Factory tour reservations must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Factory tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. They fill up quickly, so plan your trip today.

              Due to changes in factory production schedules, tours are subject to cancellation. John Deere will attempt to notify those with tour reservations if a schedule change occurs. The company is not liable for costs incurred when a tour is cancelled.

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