Deere store a top 10 gift shop in Illinois


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Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 10:02 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The John Deere Store, at 1300 River Drive, Moline, has been named one of the state's top 10 gift shops by the 2013 Illinois Travel Guide.

"T-shirts with the iconic leaping-deer logo are faves as well as farm toys and logo-sporting blankets," reads the entry in the current travel guide.

The store stocks officially-licensed John Deere merchandise, including clothing, toys, books and collectibles.It's next to the John Deere Pavilion which has consistently been a top tourist attraction in the Quad-Cities and the state, welcoming more than 2.9 million visitors.

"We're honored to be among the most esteemed museum gift shops in Illinois," store manager Dave Anderson said Tuesday in a news release. "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."

He said most, if not all, Deere Pavilion visitors stop by the store. The 16-year-old pavilion underwent a near-total transformation last year, offering a new look at the company's global businesses and products, rich history and heritage.

The other top gift shops in Illinois, according to the guide (available at enjoyillinois.com), are:

-- In Springfield, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Store and the Museu Store at the Illinois State Museum

-- In Chicago, theArt Institute Shop, the Chicago History Museum Store, the Field Museum Main Store and the Museum of Science and Industry Gift Shop

-- In Collinsville,Cahokia Mounds Museum Gift Shop

-- In Peoria, the Caterpillar Visitors Center Store

-- In Metropolis, theSuper Museum Store (Superman memorabilia).

For more information about the John Deere Pavilion and Store, visit johndeereattractions.com.


















 



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