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New Tractor Museum Highlights 177 Years of History

17:16PM Dec 08, 2014

exterior_shot_museum( John Deere )

The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, is now open to the public. Visitors will get a chance to see the history of the company’s tractor and engine design and manufacturing innovations.

“Tractors and engines have been and continue to be important to John Deere’s success,” says Dawn Hendershot, Project Manager “We are pleased to share the history of these products as part of our overall story as a technology leader and quality manufacturer.”

The museum opened its doors to the public December 2 with a focus on engaging visitors in the history of tractor and engine design and manufacturing at John Deere, especially in Iowa’s Cedar Valley. The December launch will be followed by a grand opening celebration to be held in spring 2015.

The museum is located on the original site of the Waterloo Tractor Works, a nod to John Deere’s history and growth throughout the years, Hendershot says.

“Throughout its history, John Deere has remained focused on the success of customers whose work is linked to the land,” she says, “For 177 years, Deere has endured various economic cycles and this museum is a tribute to the resilience of John Deere employees and customers to weather both the good times and the bad.”

The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum is open to visitors Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults ages 13-61 and $4 for seniors, active duty military, John Deere employees and retirees. Children ages 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. For more information about tours, call 319-292-6126.