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John Deere Tractor Works Factory Tour

John Deere Tractor Works Factory Tour
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3500 E Donald St, Waterloo, IA 50703-9203
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

When going to a John Deere factory was suggested as a fun tour, I certainly had my doubts. I know nothing about tractors, engines, machinery, or factories and wasn't sure that I wanted to learn - lol. But it definitely made my husband happy when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

I now look at John Deere products differently than ever before. We first viewed an introductory film, then toured the plant on a little tram. The temp was pleasant and the tour guide, a former employee, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. My favorite part was learning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Fun to see these wonderful tractors assembled. The tour was given by a retired employee who was extremely knowledgeable of the factory and history of John Deere. This is a state of the art facility. If you wish to learn about tractors and the history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

If you or your family love John Deere, make sure you schedule a (free) tour of at least one of the local assembly plants. Our guide was very informative as he had worked there at the plant for many years. We rode a tram and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Very informative tour! Very much enjoyed the approximate 90 minute free program. Most of the tour is via a tram so very little walking. Good for all ages. Do make reservations in advance though as they tend to fill up.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank clpayne
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

An impressive tour of a mammoth manufacturing facility. Guides were very informative. Being a JD fan the tour, along with the museum visit, was one of the highlights of our trip to Iowa.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Very easy to see and understand how these tractors are put together, even if you are not into engines, etc. Quality Control was impressive, as was the cleanliness of the plant.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

I love John Deere Factory tours, I've been to JD Engine works, and Harvester works, and finally made it through Tractor works. I've never been disappointed. There's a lot of parts that have to go together to make one of these high tech machines. They...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Chuck C
Reviewed June 3, 2017

My husband had a John Deere tractor when we were farming and was interested in visiting the factory. It was good to see how they put all the cabs together. We were driven around the plant which I thought was a great idea so we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

We received a Gold Key tour at Tractor Works. It was amazing to walk through the entire factory, watching a tractor being assembled. I'm sure the public tour would be interesting too, but as John Deere customers we were thrilled with our personalized Gold Key...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Tours at Tractor works are M-F at 8 and 10 AM and at 1 PM. You have to call ahead at least 48 hours, and preferably more, they fill up quickly. 319.292.7668 All of their tours are great! Call them as soon as you can... More
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