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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Not a truck person but thought there was a lot to see and do. The best part was sitting in the box... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Warren, Canada
A great asset to Peoria

I spent 2 hours here but could have spent longer. Very informative, and vey well laid out. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Teresa C
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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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 2 days ago

Not a truck person but thought there was a lot to see and do. The best part was sitting in the box of the big UKe truck. Also loved the antique display. I think they should make it a permanent display.

Thank Patate
Reviewed 4 days ago

I spent 2 hours here but could have spent longer. Very informative, and vey well laid out. The staff are all very enthusiastic about Caterpillar, which helps the whole ambience of this centre. If you are interested in engineering or Caterpillar machines, this is definitely...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

it's not my 1st visit but always like to back there - maybe even Cat will invest a bit more and enlarge the building and allow for a bit more "touch & feel" 797 off road mining truck make outstanding feeling how actually small we...More

Thank Karolina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped to visit the Catapillar Visitor's Center - and were not disappointed. You are greeted warmly and invited into the inside of one of their mining equipment "trucks". Granted - we learned pretty quickly, the machine as not real - as the real ones...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've had the Caterpillar Visitor Center on our list of things to see for awhile and finally were in the area so that we could stop to see it. The center was pretty cool. It was very interesting to see the impact Caterpillar has throughout...More

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors from around the world come to Peoria because of Caterpillar and this is the place where they can get an idea of what Cat does, all in a fun and family friendly environment.

Thank 2016IllinoisMom
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing visitor center. Not too big and not too little. It is the perfect size. The other really neat thing is that they change out the displays so it stays fresh and interesting. It is amazing to see what human engineering is capable...More

Thank InspiringMile
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I stopped in late June just after they opened on a Thursday. There were only about ten other people in there at the time. The staff were volunteers that used to work for the company. The were very helpful and answered all of my questions....More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I went to the Caterpillar visitors center as an homage to my father who worked for a Caterpillar dealership for 40 years. I grew up hearing him speak of the different "D" models and their costs and features. A great place to take anyone but...More

Thank patrick c
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My two-year-old grandson is a nut for any type of motor or construction vehicle, and this museum managed to hold his interest for a good hour and a half, including the 8 minute movie (of mostly talking heads.) I myself am not a CAT devotee,...More

Thank sdt410
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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)