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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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The simulator was the best part of the place.

I am not into big tractors, but I have 3 boys that do enjoy such things. They had a good time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
monica a
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Rochester, Minnesota
Great Company Great Heritage

Caterpillar has meticulously displayed its rich history with help of models , simulators, videos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rajesh P
,
Kangra, India
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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
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+1 309-675-0606
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"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"
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"interactive displays"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am not into big tractors, but I have 3 boys that do enjoy such things. They had a good time sitting in the different vehicles, but the best part of it was trying the simulators. You try to cover an underground pipe using a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caterpillar has meticulously displayed its rich history with help of models , simulators, videos and courteous staff. A great experience to go through the history of a great Company. A must visit place .

Thank Rajesh P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Showed a tremendous variety of the caterpillar equipment line in such a small space would recommend it to anyone with the Curiosity about heavy equipment

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You gain a new appreciation of Caterpillar and the equipment they produce. The tour starts in the bed of the largest truck that they build. Be sure to take a picture of yourself standing in front of one of the tires so that you can...More

Thank Carl S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A marvelous tribute to Engineering and the 90+ year history of Caterpillar. It begins with a brief movie shown in the bed of a 400 Ton mining truck and ends with simulators and real equipment.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Caterpillar. An American icon and industrial giant that spans the globe. The center of the Central Illinois universe since 1909. THE BIG YELLOW GOD! Come pay homage to the tractor overlords at the Caterpillar Visitors Center located in downtown PEORIA, IL!! Located just far enough...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Very interesting visitor center focused around the Caterpillar Company. If you love heavy equipment, then you'll find this stop interesting. If you don't, then skip it. There are several pieces of heavy equipment on display, including some antiques, and the simulators are a lot of...More

Thank Hokiechip
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to tour, especially if Cat is a part of your family history. Free parking and I believe kids enter free. You have to keep an eye on your kids here. There is heavy equipment where kids can get hurt. The...More

Thank Josh D
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

After visiting, I walked out very impressed by Caterpillar. The visitor's center was very fascinating and everyone was so nice. The kids had a great time climbing the equipment. This is a must see in the area and the location is great.

Thank A M
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We'd never really though much about heavy construction equipment, but they made the history of the company really interesting for us anyway. The main introduction was inside a monster truck that they were highlighting, and I didn't really appreciate how big it was until we...More

Thank Sharon G
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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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