The John Deere Pavilion has closed its doors for a multimillion-dollar remodeling that will help the Moline tourist attraction better reflect Deere & Co.’s global business.

The pavilion, located on the John Deere Commons in downtown Moline, will reopen in mid-February, said Brian Holst, marketing manager for John Deere Attractions.

The project will not alter the structure or building’s architecture, he said.

The John Deere Store, which is adjacent to the pavilion, will remain open while crews renovate the pavilion’s exhibits.

Coinciding with next year’s 15th anniversary of the pavilion and Deere’s 175th anniversary, the new exhibits will better “represent the global breadth of the company,” Holst said, adding that the equipment displays will include more variety of John Deere equipment made around the world.

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