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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Went to the Movies

I went to see a movie. The theater was nice - nothing spectacular. The ticket/vending area was a... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Pekin, Illinois
Kis loved it

the kids had a great time there. they loved watching the show before we went checking out the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Randy P
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mining truck” (26 reviews)
“heavy equipment” (13 reviews)
“on display” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:30
110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I went to see a movie. The theater was nice - nothing spectacular. The ticket/vending area was a bit dirty, not impressed.

Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 11 April 2017

the kids had a great time there. they loved watching the show before we went checking out the tractors.

Thank Randy P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I like that the displays change and that there is an extensive merchandise store, but not a huge fan of having to pay to get in if you are not an employee.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of heavy equipment, this place is a must! You begin the visit by watching a video inside the theater built on the dump body of the truck, not kidding, its that big! The museum has a good collection of iconic...More

Thank Yon Chul C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Enjoyed the Caterpillar Visitor Center with my family and friends. We enjoyed having such a great place to visit here locally.

Thank gillesa_9
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Great place for kids and adults. The staff was very informative. The various machines were fun to climb on. Allow 2 hours

Thank jtkoehler2
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The 2nd & 3rd graders enjoyed a visit here on a fieldtrip! They enjoyed the video presentation and the simulators.

Thank HannahB1029
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

It costs $6 for each senior but it is worth every penny. You watch a film that explains how Cat works world wide. The film is inside the box of a big 797B mining dump truck. Then you go downstairs on the main floor to...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We love the idea of a CAT center but it doesn't go much farter than that. Took the family to it and we lasted just about an hour. It's more for really youth families but there was some interesting facts.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Company from the 1920's that was the cornerstone of Peoria, a busted company that has been lying to its investors and wanted to move it all to Chicago. Idiots got busted for hiding profits over 13 years now going to go like Enron. Good riddance.

2  Thank erictech
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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)