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Caterpillar Visitors Center

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Address: 110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
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+1 309-675-0606
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10:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
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The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a fascinating look at the company, the...

The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a fascinating look at the company, the iron and the people making sustainable progress possible around the world. From the humble beginnings of the first tractor to the company's present-day leadership in building infrastructure and powering the planet — it's all right here on Peoria's beautiful riverfront. We invite you to experience Caterpillar like never before and plan your visit today.

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The Simulated heavy equipment games were my absolute favorite! The history of Caterpillar is an awesome read! Plenty of mini-movies to enlighten you and provide a place to rest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Cathy H
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Simulated heavy equipment games were my absolute favorite! The history of Caterpillar is an awesome read! Plenty of mini-movies to enlighten you and provide a place to rest for a bit. The gift shop is not overly expensive at all! Got an excellent quality T-shirt for about $15. I took my parents who are in their 80's and my... More 

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Thank Cathy H
Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a GREAT place to visit. We did have had kids, but kids would LOVE being able to get on the big equipment.

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Thank Chuck L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My kids loved this place. They can climb on the tractors, diggers, and dump trucks. They had a blast and it's close to the river. After we played there for 2 hours we took a walk near the water and ate lunch near there. Was a great place for a short trip. The gift store was great too. Awesome gifts... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best corporate visitor centers we've been to. Great displays on the history of Caterpillar - with the typical horn-tooting about their greatness :) Two things stood out to me - the actual earth-moving equipment you could sit in (which was inside the building - a great feature on a cold day), and the computer simulators that allowed... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a wonderful evening viewing the Titanic exhibit. The staff were wonderful in making sure we found our way around and we were comfortable. The 3+ hour program was first class with a sit down dinner served by Cracked Pepper. The big screen was a wonderful addition.

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Beecher, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always had a thing for Cat equipment, finally visited the museum. What a great place. Not only the history of Cat, but kind of the history of manufacturing and heavy construction in the US. I highly recommend the tour. The only negative I saw was the gift shop didn't really have any great models of Cat equipment for sale.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some time before we had to be at the Civic Center , my husband is retired from CAT and thought it would be intersting to visit. It was very interesting and if you have any questions there are plenty of volunteers to offer assistance by explaining about the product. We were there on a Saturday and there were... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could give this place 10 stars! Exceptional value! Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Eager to answers questions and give great insight about everything Caterpillar. We took a 14 year old girl and a 2 yr old boy. Both loved it and were sad when it was time to leave. We will definitely go again.

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Gibson City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked in the free parking underneath the center, and took the elevator up. We were welcomed as we entered and given a brief overview. We watched the introductory video, which was inside one of their bigger trucks. Did I say HUGE? (see the pic) There were retired employees who were very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

my dad worked for CAT for 43 years, and I really enjoyed the historical and equipment displays. my grand children liked the interactive games and beong able to climb up into the large tractors and trucks.

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