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Day 1 – Home to Davenport, IA

Depart this morning on an exciting R&J Farm Tour. Enjoy a delightful noon lunch along the way as well as coffee breaks. Arrive in Davenport, the largest of the Quad Cities. Davenport is known for its vibrant downtown and inspiring views of the Mississippi River. It is with that in mind that we have chosen the Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, nestled in the heart of this charming riverfront area, for the next three nights. Dinner this evening will be served family style, like “only The Machine Shed can do.” 

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Hotel: Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel (3 Nights) 


Day 2 – Davenport

Breakfast is served at the hotel before we embark on a day full of exciting sights and activities. We’ll visit Wyffels Hybrids, an impressive operation still run like a small family business. In a world where the big get bigger and the small go away, they realize that their margin of error is razor thin and simply put, “we have to do it better and we are.” Beginning in the early 1900s, William Wyffels Sr. and his wife, Alma, came to the United States as children of Belgium immigrants, in pursuit of a better life in the farming communities of West Central Illinois. In 1941, Bill married Alma. A few years later, they purchased a 160 acre farm, with hopes of building their own farming operation. Afterwards we’ll enjoy lunch and the Linder Farm Network radio show hosted by Lynn Ketelsen. We are then in for a real treat as we make our way to historic Le Claire, a quaint town tucked along Mississippi River, where we will find Antique Archaeology, the home base for the popular American Pickers TV Show featured on the History Channel. We’ll enjoy a tour & time to browse this interesting place. Later this afternoon we’ll visit the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum founded by Bill Moon, featuring antique trucks and other trucking memorabilia. Every truck has a story to tell and can provide a unique glimpse back in time. Many rare and one-of-a-kind trucks are on display. We’ll view short films about trucking history in their REO theater; a great way to learn even more about the trucks of yesteryear. This evening we will attend the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse featuring Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 3 – Davenport

We again enjoy a full breakfast before another day of exciting touring. First is the impressive John Deere Pavillion, featuring some of the biggest John Deere machines — from combines and dozers, to excavators and swing machines — and learn how they change lives around the world. Climb into the cab, sit in the driver’s seat, and test your skills in state-of-the-art simulators! Next we will stop at the Pine Creek Gristmill, a historic mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mill was used to grind corn, wheat, rye and buckwheat, and was powered by a water wheel. Next we will drive into Muscatine, IA where we have a change of pace as we step into a world of past and present by visiting the famous National Pearl Button Museum, featuring a collection of buttons that are sure to impress. After lunch in Muscatine, we head to Rock Island to explore the Rock Island Arsenal, comprising of 946 acres on Arsenal Island on the Mississippi River. It is home of First U.S. Army headquarters. Exhibits interpret the history of Rock Island Arsenal and the Union prison camp during the American Civil War, and the site’s role as a military industrial facility. Tonight dinner will be served while cruising the scenic Mississippi River in style on the Celebration Belle!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 4 – Davenport to Home

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for home with coffee breaks and lunch along the way. Return home enriched from a wonderful Farm Tour experience to the Quad Cities! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,249
Single: $1,479

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $85
Single: $85

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Price Includes

10 meals, quality hotel, luxury motorcoach, all events and admissions to everything stated in this brochure.

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Tour Highlights

3 Nights at Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel
Wyffles Hybrids
Antique Archaeology (American Pickers!)
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Holiday Inn at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse
John Deere Pavillion
Pine Creek Gristmill
National Pearl Button Museum
Rock Island Arsenal
Mississippi River Dinner Cruise
Hosted by Lynn & Mary Ketelsen of Linder Farm Network

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