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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Interesting views of the Caterpillar company in the past till today and the vast work it does... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Augusta, Maine

We're senior citizens and loved the interactive display! Kids would love it! So impressed by size... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Edinburg, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“heavy equipment” (13 reviews)
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110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Interesting views of the Caterpillar company in the past till today and the vast work it does all over the world . View history inside an actual giant size machine then hands on with a vertual bucket loader machine . Fun for kids and wrinkle's

Thank merseygirl20
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We're senior citizens and loved the interactive display! Kids would love it! So impressed by size of one the machines!

Thank VagabondCher
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We came and saw a film of few minutes how customers praise the company. The rest of the visit is the history of the company, and few tractors exhibited. I think that you can see them in any tractors dealer without film-wasting -time. The shop...More

Thank yosyshargil
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Was so interesting, learning how caterpillar has grown through the years! So glad we did this tour! Very impressed!

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great history of CAT technology and global foot print. Several machines on display for kids old and young to sit and dream. Simulators were nice touch that kids and adults loved. If you love mechanics and manufacturing this place will keep you busy for hours...More

2  Thank Etonian30
Reviewed 13 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 12 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 11 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 11 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
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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.
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!
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)