Follow John Deere

Quad Cities (Illinois and Iowa) Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) has created themed multi-day tours for groups. The “Crop Circles” Tour highlights Quad Cities’ connection to John Deere, maker of tractors and farm implements. It begins at the John Deere Historic Site in Grand DeTour, Illinois, where John Deere first established his blacksmith shop, where an actual blacksmith is still creating iron designs. Follow Deere’s path to the Quad Cities, where he set up his factory on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois. Tour John Deere attractions, family homes, an area family farm and grain elevator.

The QCCVB is happy to customize your itinerary for the area. Click on “For Planners” at to see tour details.

Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.