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Caterpillar Visitors Center

Address: 110 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61629
Phone Number: 309-675-0606
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Peoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a fascinating look at the company, the iron and the people...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Peoria, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Took my family for a day visit. Was fun climbing into real machines and also using simulators to operate dozers and excavators. Plenty to look at and read about the history of the company and it's people. I would return Adults 7 bucks kids under 12 are free

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Several diggers, dump trucks, dozers, and virtual simulators to entertain all members of the family. Six virtual simulators allowed kids to cycle through without many lines in a compact space focused on the equipment lines that Cat carries. Kids free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It is good for the people who likes caterpillar product such as hats, belt, t-shirt and another more good items there. Just an opinion, thanks

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Morton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

what a great venue to learn and have a good time. The staff was really knowledgeable and the center was aesthetically stunning

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very educational, informative and fun with interactive displays. adults and children will enjoy this.

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East Peoria, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We love to take our kids here but the adults always love it, too. Being able to climb on the machines is, obviously, the highlight of the visit, but we also enjoy learning about the history of the company, especially the old Holt and Best history. Such fun. We always try and take friends who are visiting in town and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Caterpillar Visitor Centre is well worth a visit when in Peoria. There are both historical and current exhibits as well as the opportunity to try a simulator. The large mining truck replica lets you feel what it's like to be up close to one of these huge machines and sitting in the cinema inside this truck is a great... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We loved this museum and the building was spectacular. The history of Caterpillar as a company is very interesting. You get to operate "real" machinery. Normally I do not like museums but I loved this one.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

you can easily spend few hours here looking at big yellow machines. cafe is good as well. well maintained

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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My grandpa worked for Caterpillar for 30 years so anytime I visit this place i think of that. Not only does it have the theater in the partial replica of a mining truck and many of equipment that the company offers, it also has a overview of the history and the many aspects of the company. There is also simulators... More 

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