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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Very friendly staff

Great place for kids and adults. The staff was very informative. The various machines were fun to... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
School Fieldtrip

The 2nd & 3rd graders enjoyed a visit here on a fieldtrip! They enjoyed the video presentation and... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Eureka, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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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
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The 2nd & 3rd graders enjoyed a visit here on a fieldtrip! They enjoyed the video presentation and the simulators.

Thank HannahB1029
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

It costs $6 for each senior but it is worth every penny. You watch a film that explains how Cat works world wide. The film is inside the box of a big 797B mining dump truck. Then you go downstairs on the main floor to...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We love the idea of a CAT center but it doesn't go much farter than that. Took the family to it and we lasted just about an hour. It's more for really youth families but there was some interesting facts.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Company from the 1920's that was the cornerstone of Peoria, a busted company that has been lying to its investors and wanted to move it all to Chicago. Idiots got busted for hiding profits over 13 years now going to go like Enron. Good riddance.

2  Thank erictech
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's free for Cat employees, so at least there's that (I was shocked, I figured big Yellow would charge everyone). Then, you're escorted in and you have to watch a short movie about Caterpillar which is uninteresting to say the least. The displays are pretty...More

Thank midwesterngirl75
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

So interesting to see all the history of Caterpillar and their products! The 797F Mining Truck is a must see!!! Huge!!! Fascinating, and interactive simulators are a must do!

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The visitor center is beautifully done. The machines are impressive. The staff is a bit standoffish, though, once you get past the front desk admission area. I wanted to sit in a few of the displays but they only seemed to have interest in people...More

Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have taken our 2 grandsons (5 and 3) a couple of time now and they love climbing on the equipment and looking at the displays. The beginning movie was interesting as well as entertaining. Good place to spend an hour or so.

Thank Pike71
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The CAT Visitor Center is a definite SEE for anyone who is a CAT or Heavy Equipment enthusiast. Two floors of CAT history, interactive displays, and pieces of state of the art CAT equipment await visitors to examine, climb aboard, and use simulators to operate....More

Thank gbeltz325
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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)