WATERLOO, Iowa — The John Deere Waterloo Tractor and Engine Museum opened on December 2, bringing the history of John Deere’s tractors to life in downtown Waterloo.
The museum with 25 interactive stations, located on the original site of the Waterloo tractor works and adjacent to the current factory, covers the evolution of John Deere agricultural machines. Its 19 tractors range from a 1914 “Waterloo Boy” to a large John Deere 720R made for export to Europe.
The exhibits also follow the production of a tractor from design to assembly and trace the evolution of work from people power to the early days of tractors and engines.
Nearly four years in the making, the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum joins various other company attractions in the Midwest, including the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, Illinois, and the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois.
A grand opening of the museum is scheduled in spring.