Moline John Deere store named top Illinois gift shop


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JOHN DEERE STORE NAMED TOP ILLINOIS GIFT SHOP BY ILLINOIS TRAVEL GUIDE

2013 Guide Cites john Deere Store Among Top 10

(Moline, Illinois) - The 2013 Illinois Travel Guide named The John Deere Store one of the top 10 gift shops in Illinois. The John Deere Store stocks a large selection of the latest officially-licensed John Deere merchandise including clothing, toys, books, and collectibles.
"We're honored to be among some of the most esteemed museum gift shops in Illinois," says store manager, Dave Anderson. "Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for visitors from around the world where our leaping deer trademark is always in sight."
The Store features a library area where customers can peruse a variety of John Deere-themed books, videos, and artwork. A tabletop proving grounds gives junior shoppers a chance to test drive several of the scale-model toy machines available at the Store.
The Store is located next to the John Deere Pavilion, which opened along with the Store in 1997. Since then, the Pavilion has consistently been a top tourist attraction in the Quad Cities and the State of Illinois, welcoming more than 2.9 million visitors from all corners of the globe. Anderson points out that most, if not all, Pavilion visitors also drop by the Store to find something special for themselves and everyone on their gift list.
The Pavilion underwent a near total transformation of the visitor experience in 2012, offering an up-close look at the company's global businesses and products, rich history and heritage, and solutions for the challenges of providing food and infrastructure to the world's growing population.
Interactive displays, original artifacts, and a variety of media engage visitors in a fun and exciting learning environment for the whole family.
The John Deere Pavilion is a free attraction and, along with the John Deere Store, is open year-round. For more information about the John Deere Pavilion, Store and



















 



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