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Caterpillar Visitors Center

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Address: 110 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61629
Phone Number: 309-675-0606
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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A great museum to visit

The museum offers a full-range of Caterpillar history for viewing. The price is right, and has short movies, equipment to sit on, and displays of all kinds including vintage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Cooperstown, New York
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Cooperstown, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The museum offers a full-range of Caterpillar history for viewing. The price is right, and has short movies, equipment to sit on, and displays of all kinds including vintage photos.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great museum with opportunities to really explore these giant machines. The innovation is inspiring and make you proud that CAT is an American Standard in the industry.

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Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Went with my father in law and 9 yo son. Figured that there would be more to see and do. Granted we are not CAT employees. We were probably done with everything within 1 - 1 1/2 hours. The Riverfront Museum next door is a much better place to spend your time and money.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We spent a wonderful afternoon with grandchildren in the visitors center. These are the activities that especially appealed to the young children: getting into and on the really big machines, driving the machines using simulators and trying to increase how much earth they moved, seeing how the machines are put together, and the simulation activities. It was a good visit... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great for all the family. The simulation machines are great. Also the mock mining truck has to be seen, the wheels are taller then a person. Will go back again in the future.

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Good shoppin'. But, they should be open past 5pm; makes it hard for the working person to visit and shop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited on a weekday in March, so the place was wide open. We had teen/tweens with us and they enjoyed themselves as much as a little kid! It's fun to climb up onto the equipment, try the 3D simulators, and hear and read about the history of Cat. The videos and displays are well done. If you're an adult,... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Was it cool? Yes! The giant mock up of the mining truck and the opportunity to crawl all over different types of tractors was a big hit with the kids. They didn't notice that it seems to be geared towards a cat buyer. I felt like i paid to go to a giant commercial.

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Admission for this small attraction was very reasonable - it was about $20 for two adults and four children. The staff all seemed nice and helpful - they even have staff on the floor to answer any questions you might have. I enjoyed this visit, as did my children. The only issue was that there were too many people in... More 

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Troy, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Give yourself a lot of time if you want to experience each of the display rooms and exhibits - there's a lot to see and experience! They also have great meeting spaces on the upper level with great views of the Illinois River and the city.

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