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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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THERE IS LOT TO SEEN

This place is so fun, especially for kids! They have real Caterpillar equipment with stairs leading... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Bill P
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Morton, Illinois
Just ok

Sometimes its not good to set expectations too high. It was informative, interactive and... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Stephen K
via mobile
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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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“mining truck” (27 reviews)
“heavy equipment” (14 reviews)
“on display” (23 reviews)
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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"
in 6 reviews
"dump trucks"
in 5 reviews
"construction equipment"
in 5 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"american company"
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"minute movie"
in 4 reviews
"introductory video"
in 4 reviews
"great history"
in 5 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 17 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This place is so fun, especially for kids! They have real Caterpillar equipment with stairs leading up to the doors so kids can play in them. They also have simulations so you can see what it's like to drive some of the equipment. There's also...More

Thank Bill P
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Sometimes its not good to set expectations too high. It was informative, interactive and interesting. The staff was friendly and helpful. After the visit everyone commented about it how it was a solid 7 out of 10.

Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Have gone to different exibits here. Always good! Easy access and free parking. Spacious and not hard to find your way around.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The highlight of this exhibit is the replica of the giant dump truck with a movie theater in the bed. The seats in the theater are equipped with little motors so you can feel the rumble of the machines in the film, which is a...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Caterpillar gift shop is a great place to get specialty items, Cat hats, shirts, toys, etc. There is no charge for entering the gift shop.

Thank pollyanna123
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I own one, have worked on them for years, and have trained others on them for years. And I was here to visit the home they came from. Actually, it was a trip to be trained to know and do even more with them. To...More

Thank Antiquetuck
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

After having a lot of difficulty trying to figure out where to park (we did see a lot of instructive signs for visitors), we entered the center around mid-morning. Basically the center is a split between serving the public, and potential national and international customers...More

Thank JohnD63487
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This place is easily one of the worst "visitor's centers" I have ever seen. After paying $7 a person to get it, to something that doesn't compare to John Deere in Moline for FREE, is ludicrous. The fantasy of CAT being in the Peoria area...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

A great history of big equipment, currently they are displaying early CAT equipment, fun simulators for adults

Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Tells history of the company. Informative exhibits. Equipment that can be climbed on, simulation areas - you can drive a piece of the equipment. My husband is a retiree so not charged an admission fee. Children have a great time. You can spend as much...More

Thank Queenmum37
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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
23 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
12 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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