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Caterpillar Visitors Center

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Address: 110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
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+1 309-675-0606
10:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:30

The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a fascinating look at the company, the...

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Haifa, Israel
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 exhibit some clothes and hats, high prices,

Thank yosyshargil
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Robin H
Elizabethtown, Indiana
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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 reading and watching videos. We spent about 1.5 hours with kids 5 and 8. After... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Peoria, Illinois
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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
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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 Cat equipment plus history of how Cat grew from a tractor only company serving only... More 

Thank Yon Chul C
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24 reviews
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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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80 reviews
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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

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