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Caterpillar Visitors Center

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Great educational experience

Visited with friends. Great exhibit showing history of Cat, and their development strides. Great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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Cat visitors center.

We’ve been to the visitors center several times now. We have grandchildren who love to run the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Washington, Illinois
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  • Poor1%
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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...more
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110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Reviewed yesterday

Was a little disappointed. The beginning of the tour was neat to sit inside the huge mining truck replica. The video was very informative. The show room floor was nice guess I expected to see more Caterpillar equipment. There was a volunteer who was a...More

Thank Christina V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place and can say that it was an ok experience for me. It is quite informative with regards to the history and background of Caterpillar. The movie at the start was like any other movie. Definitely interesting that we are sitting inside...More

Thank Vytalstatistix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends. Great exhibit showing history of Cat, and their development strides. Great interactive exhibits on how machinery operates.

Thank MIKE C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve been to the visitors center several times now. We have grandchildren who love to run the equipment. My 6 year old granddaughter thought we were going to a “cat” center and was only momentarily disappointed. The volunteer staff are absolutely great and always there...More

Thank cthompson5536
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the Cat visitors center I have worked at several facilities and it was very interesting to see how the stuff was displayed and the machinery up close.

Thank markparshall
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a great place for adults and children. The films are interesting and the hands on driving experience is fun for all. Standing next to some of the huge equipment in use today is an amazing experience.

Thank roemc
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A good stopping point for people of all ages. Friendly, helpful staff are around to explain things to visitors. Very good displays. Good gift store for CAT branded items.

Thank Kathy V
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely awesome! The displays of equipment were unbelievable! Interactive equipment for anyone to try and operate! Truly fascinating! Grandkids were very excited! Highly recommend this to anyone!

Thank LaVerda P
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We hadn’t been here before, but I wanted to take a trip and go. It’s down by the riverfront and I had no idea how much is down there Right next door is the river front museum. We will be returning to visit there as...More

Thank LordRaiden
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Visited the Caterpillar Visitor Center for the first time and will definitely be back! Children under 12 are FREE! Our 4 year old grandson loved it! At least 5 vehicles to climb up into and experience the driver’s seat. In addition, simulators that you can...More

Thank nkl55
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There is no food on site unless there is an event which brings it in... I recommend stopping at Two25 which is in walking distance and has excellent food. They also have an all you can eat 🍕 / 🥗 bar for lunch!
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15 July 2018|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour. It could easily end up being two.