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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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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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It is really a neat place!

We brought our 3 small children aged 3, 4, and 5 this weekend to this center. They are a LITTLE young for it but did enjoy. The staff is sooooo nice and helpful. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
katelynno
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Morris, Illinois
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Morris, Illinois
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We brought our 3 small children aged 3, 4, and 5 this weekend to this center. They are a LITTLE young for it but did enjoy. The staff is sooooo nice and helpful. We were impressed how clean the place is as well. We will go again in the future.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its the best place to see the world class CAT machines. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the different machines which are there on display.

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Thank Abhishekduta
Chicago, Illinois
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485 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My nephew works at CAT and we went over to the Visitors Center on one of our trips to the area. It is just amazing how big some of this equipment is. It is also very interesting to see the history of CAT and where they started, what type of equipment they first built and where they have come today.... More 

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Thank Bruce G
Washington, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought our 10 year old grandson here, and together we enjoyed the working displays, getting to sit in the seats of the tractors, and try our own hands at their operation models. Sitting the bed of the world's largest mining dump truck( the theater in the museum) is amazed at it's capacity.

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1 Thank travelors20152016
Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were headed to Iowa for a baseball game. Well, we decided to stay a couple of days in Peoria, IL. During the evening, I checked Trip Advisor for some ideas on things to do in the area. As you can see, I surprised the wife with a visit to the Caterpillar Visitor’s Center. Although, the title of Visitor’s Center... More 

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Morton, Illinois
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151 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We went here for the first time and watched a movie on IMax. Nice concession area. Comfortable seats all with a great view. No obstructions. Clean. Great sound. Reasonable priced.

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Thank JEBstuart
Peoria, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great attraction to the Peoria area, fun for kids and adults alike. Take advantage of the simulators and climbing in and out of the machines. Great little detour for families looking to kill a couple of hours while at the Civic Center or in the Peoria area for the weekend.

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1 Thank Joni S
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The visitors center is geared as a big commercial for CAT, but is so well done as to not come off that way. It was interesting to see the variety of CAT products being used all over the world. One of the films in the center describes one of the reason's for the center was for CAT employees and retirees... More 

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1 Thank Mitchell S
Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Cat visitor’s center is a neat place, and it presents a good cross section of Cat’s past and present achievements. You have to pay a few buck for admission, but there’s an interesting presentation about Caterpillar in a theater laid out in what appears to be a dump truck bed, some simulators that adults and / or kids can... More 

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Thank Tobrooksie
peoria
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This place has something for everyone. Kids and adults can run simulators (like a video game) like you are actually operating these huge machines. There are many artifacts from the history of Cat. There are several very interesting movies.

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