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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Fascinating Visitors Center

We parked in the free parking underneath the center, and took the elevator up. We were welcomed as... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Craig K
Gibson City, Illinois
Nice family outing

my dad worked for CAT for 43 years, and I really enjoyed the historical and equipment displays. my... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Dayton, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

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)...More

1  Thank Craig K
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.

Thank cdfkrf
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The gentleman that was in charge of movie area was very informative. The little kids loved climbing into the Caterpillar vehicles. There is a lot of information to read about too. A great and inexpensive way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We live in town. Finally went to the visitors center. They have a movie inside a big truck. Some nice hands on things kids can do. Also you can sit inside the tractors.

Thank CruiserIllinois
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Caterpillar Visitors Center was a great place to kill some time on a cold day, and by the way made me really appreciate the accomplishments of this foundational American company. Informative exhibits without being too technical, and the whole place reflects the pride the...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 20 December 2016

It was the men who wanted to visit here however I found it very interesting and learned so much. Definitely worth a visit if. you're in Peoria.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A place where converge modernity and history. The iconic company from Peoria Il. (CATERPILLAR Inc), show the essence of his products success.

Thank cantula02
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a good time at the CAT Visitor's Center. It was neat to sit in the theater they built in the dump bed of a HUGE mining truck! They also had simulators we liked playing on. It takes more focus and coordination than one...More

1  Thank RachelNicoleEmmett
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Our 3.5 year old grandson and 15monthold granddaughter from San Diego loved their visit here. The vehicle simulators were fun for our adult son and his children.

Thank iplaytoo3
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A commendable center put together by Caterpillar to reflect their global presence and invest in their community. The kids had a ball playing on the equipment and watching the movie in the large truck. Worth a visit if you're in the area!

Thank HLP033
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9 April 2017|
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Response from Etonian30 | Reviewed this property |
Large parking lot next to Hooters is for bus and RV parking. Just 5-10 minute walk to museum.
22 September 2016|
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Response from Allan C | Reviewed this property |
Spindler's Campground is just up the river, north east of Caterpillar's Visitors Center, about a 8 minute drive. There are usually several RV's parked there. Enjoy your stay!
Robert C
11 September 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $7, but my husband, who is 55, got in for the "Senior" rate of $6. :o)