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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Iconic American company

I went to the Caterpillar visitors center as an homage to my father who worked for a Caterpillar... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
patrick c
,
San Carlos, Mexico
Surprisingly Interesting!

My two-year-old grandson is a nut for any type of motor or construction vehicle, and this museum... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
sdt410
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Peoria, Illinois
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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mining truck” (27 reviews)
“heavy equipment” (14 reviews)
“on display” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:30
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110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
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+1 309-675-0606
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"mining truck"
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"heavy equipment"
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"on display"
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"big machines"
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"visitor's center"
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"gift shop"
in 24 reviews
"big yellow"
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"dump trucks"
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"construction equipment"
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"lots of history"
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"american company"
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"minute movie"
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"introductory video"
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"great history"
in 5 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 17 reviews
"great place to visit"
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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

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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

1  Thank sdt410
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

A nice place to visit to learn about Caterpillars... after a nice quick 8 minute movie there is a self guided tour. We spent about an hour there. Even the big boys enjoyed it acting like little boys again.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

As a CAT staff, its always an experience to visit the center and see a part of the history that CAT made. The nice movie in the beginning was nice - viewing that on the world's largest truck was an experience. The CAT store is...More

Thank baburoy
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

It is very interesting to see the giant truck when you first walk in. I think that it is great display of Caterpillar history!

Thank Alma B
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I live and grew up in the area and took my kids (5 and 2) to the Caterpillar Visitors Center. Like most boys, they love big construction equipment so I thought it would be a fun visit. The Caterpillar Visitors Center is really a place...More

1  Thank oldstylerob
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I heard from a few friends that their kids love this place. Thinking back on it, I've realized those friends are CAT families. My kids (age 10 and 4) liked climbing on the few items they were allowed to climb on, but there were a...More

1  Thank CJH218
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Caterpillar has been receiving quite a few bad reviews lately as they seem to be pulling out of Peoria where they have been for many many years. This caterpillar Visitor Center is no different. They advertise it as something that everyone can come take a...More

Thank Derek T
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Great escape on a hot day. Following a short movie, the tour is self-guided. Layout is a bit confusing as to best starting point but it is easy to wander. There are other short films but I found them to be more self promotion than...More

Thank pamelacQ8394KB
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

What a great museum to visit. Very interesting, informative and good history. Everything displayed very well. Just wish the shop had more to offer in the way of sizes. Enjoyed it throughly.

1  Thank Highwayfinds
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Etonian30
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.
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bev850
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!
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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)
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