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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Interesting tour

Great escape on a hot day. Following a short movie, the tour is self-guided. Layout is a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great museum to visit. Very interesting, informative and good history. Everything... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
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  • 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 days ago

Great escape on a hot day. Following a short movie, the tour is self-guided. Layout is a bit confusing as to best starting point but it is easy to wander. There are other short films but I found them to be more self promotion than...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great museum to visit. Very interesting, informative and good history. Everything displayed very well. Just wish the shop had more to offer in the way of sizes. Enjoyed it throughly.

1  Thank Highwayfinds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came with our friends who live in the area. The big 797 is the best attraction. I would go just to see that. There were a few other machines to see and some history and information to read about. My husband enjoyed the simulators where...More

1  Thank Chellee T
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

My son has always been fascinated by heavy machinery, this was a real treat to see the equipment up close and to experience maneuvering the mighty machines thru the many simulators. It was great!

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

If you want a hands-on and up-close experience with CAT equipment this is the place. We were so impressed both with the quality and cleanliness of the museum. A must-see in Peoria!

Thank Jacob M
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Interesting views of the Caterpillar company in the past till today and the vast work it does all over the world . View history inside an actual giant size machine then hands on with a vertual bucket loader machine . Fun for kids and wrinkle's

Thank merseygirl20
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We're senior citizens and loved the interactive display! Kids would love it! So impressed by size of one the machines!

Thank VagabondCher
Reviewed May 9, 2017

We came and saw a film of few minutes how customers praise the company. The rest of the visit is the history of the company, and few tractors exhibited. I think that you can see them in any tractors dealer without film-wasting -time. The shop...More

Thank yosyshargil
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Was so interesting, learning how caterpillar has grown through the years! So glad we did this tour! Very impressed!

Thank Robin H
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Great history of CAT technology and global foot print. Several machines on display for kids old and young to sit and dream. Simulators were nice touch that kids and adults loved. If you love mechanics and manufacturing this place will keep you busy for hours...More

2  Thank Etonian30
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April 9, 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.
September 22, 2016|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
There are many parking lots available around the area. The underground one at the location would not be suitable, it's too low. However, I cannot help with the surrounding open lots. I suspect if you call them, they will be... More
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September 11, 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)