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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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Great place to shop

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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
12 attraction reviews
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Chicago, IL
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141 reviews 141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We had only about 1.5 hours left in our trip, and my 8 yo really wanted to go. The size of the equipment is absolutely astonishing, as someone who has never seen a 797 up close. The Sims were really cool too. I think one of the best things was that in the intro film the CEO says that the... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is an informative and fun experience. Caterpillar does a very nice job of giving you information & then turns you loose to experience the equipment.

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Peoria, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not for everyone, but little boys of all ages (and genders) will love playing with the machines. No, you can't actually start them up but one can imagine.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your time. Cat visitors center is over priced and not geared to the General public or children. It is only aimed for customer service and sales. The 3-D sulators where ok, but that was about it. Don't expect to see classic equipment, it's only all new tractors, no classic.

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Edina, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We enjoyed it very much! Going inside the large truck and watching the movie was very fun and interesting! Loved the rumbling chair! Going into the different trucks, and trying to operate virtual trucks! My husband put 3 hours on the parking meter, & I thought that was too much, but we spent that whole time there. The time flew... More 

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